student loan interest

Student loan interest: Can you deduct it?

The economic impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is unprecedented and many taxpayers with a student loan have been hard hit. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains some assistance to borrowers with federal…
economic impact payment

Economic Impact Payments less than you expected?

Nearly everyone has heard about the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) that the federal government is sending to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The IRS reports that in the first four weeks of the program, 130…
social media strategy

Attuning your social media to the pandemic

Social media strategy for business: Your time has come. That’s not to say it wasn’t important before but, during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, connecting with customers and prospects via a popular platform is essential to maintaining…
IRA contribution

There’s still time to make a deductible IRA contribution

Do you want to save more for retirement on a tax-favored basis? If so, and if you qualify, you can make a deductible traditional IRA contribution for the 2019 tax year between now and the extended tax filing deadline and claim the write-off…
virtual team building

How to succeed at virtual team building

Thanks to affordable technology, more and more companies have been allowing employees to work remotely in recent years. It’s become feasible to procure laptops, set up security protocols, use cloud servers and rely on employees’ home Wi-Fi…
bankruptcy

Silver lining for small businesses mulling bankruptcy

Many small businesses continue to struggle in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Some have already closed their doors and are liquidating assets. Others, however, may have a relatively less onerous option: bankruptcy. Although…
construction

Safety First: Limiting COVID-19’s Impact on Construction Work

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spread throughout the country this March and April, many states restricted the movement of residents while allowing those in "essential" businesses to continue working. Generally, construction companies have…
safely and productively

How Manufacturers Can Operate Safely and Productively

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced American businesses to adapt quickly to a radically new economic and operating landscape. If your company sells, manufactures, delivers, distributes or otherwise facilitates goods considered "essential"…
COBRA

COBRA Coverage for Furloughed Employees

Many companies have questions about how to handle employee benefits, especially health care coverage while employees are on furlough due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here's an example of a common question some employers are…