Employee Retention Tax Credit

Benefits of the Employee Retention Tax Credit

COVID-19 has shut down many businesses, causing widespread furloughs and layoffs. Fortunately, employers that keep workers on their payrolls are eligible for a refundable Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), which was extended and enhanced…
deferring certain payroll tax obligations

Concerns: Deferring certain payroll tax obligations

The IRS has provided guidance to employers regarding the recent presidential action to allow employers to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of certain payroll tax obligations. The three-page guidance in Notice 2020-65 was issued…
bonus depreciation

Bonus Depreciation - 5 key points for you here

Under current law, 100% bonus depreciation will be phased out in steps for property placed in service in calendar years 2023 through 2027. Thus, an 80% rate will apply to property placed in service in 2023, 60% in 2024, 40% in 2025, and 20%…
excess business losses

CARES Act made changes to excess business losses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act made changes to excess business losses. This includes some changes that are retroactive and there may be opportunities for some businesses to file amended tax returns. If you hold…
payroll tax deferral

The President’s Action on Payroll Tax Deferral

On August 8, President Trump signed four executive actions, including a Presidential Memorandum to defer the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes for some people. These actions on payroll tax deferral were taken in an effort to offer…
safety grant program

HHS Opens Provider Relief Fund to Dentists

Dentists, you can now apply to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Provider Relief Fund. HHS is distributing $175 billion to hospitals and healthcare providers on the front lines of the coronavirus…
2019 business tax return

Haven’t filed your 2019 business tax return yet?

The extended 2019 business tax return deadline is coming up fast. As you know, the IRS postponed until July 15 the payment and filing deadlines that otherwise would have fallen on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15. Retroactive COVID-19…
SBA reopens EIDL

SBA reopens EIDL program to small businesses/nonprofits

Just last week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program to eligible applicants still struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.…
coronavirus-related distribution

“Coronavirus-Related Distribution”

As you may have heard, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows “qualified” people to take certain “coronavirus-related distributions” from their retirement plans without paying tax. So how do you qualify?…