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As the Covid-19 situation continues to change on a daily basis we are taking precautions at this time to keep our employees, families and clients healthy. Below is information covering tax updates and questions from our clients. We will closely monitor any new developments and as the landscape continues to evolve, we will keep you up-to-date. If you have any questions, pleas
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) encourages companies to maintain their workforce by providing eligible businesses with a fully refundable tax credit on qualified employee wages.
One year ago today, as we are writing this, Governor Pritzker ordered all restaurants and related food service businesses to stop “on-premises” consumption. The original order was to last two weeks. The rest is history – without a doubt, the darkest year ever for the restaurant and bar industry.
On Wednesday, March 17, 2021, the Treasury Department and IRS announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals (1040) for the 2020 tax year will be postponed from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Illinois and various other states have already followed the lead of IRS and are extending their due dates for 1040s to May 17th as well.
President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) on March 11, 2021. The ARP provides relief funding to families and individuals, state and local governments, businesses and tax-exempt organizations.
On December 27, 2020, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriation Act (Act), which includes legislation offering $900 Billion in COVID-19 Relief. Many of the Act’s provisions were designed to help business owners who are struggling with the effect of the pandemic on their businesses.
GREAT NEWS! As part of the federal stimulus act that was passed in Congress last night, eligible business expenses paid with forgiven PPP loans are tax-deductible. As we previously discussed, the Treasury guidance had indicated the opposite. This latest legislation reverses that and allows deductions for these business expenses.
On December 9, 2020, legislators released a Framework Summary of the Bipartisan COVID Relief Act of 2020. The framework calls for an additional $300 billion to be released to the Small Business Administration, providing additional funding that would allow the hardest hit small businesses to receive a second forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.
On November 18, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service doubled down on its position that businesses receiving PPP loan forgiveness cannot deduct the PPP-related expenses. Revenue Ruling 2020-27 addresses the timing of the non-deductibility of PPP related expenses.
By Joshua Prince, CPA, MST - Manager November 16, 2020 The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a program that provided small-sized businesses with funds to pay up to 24 weeks of payroll and other nonpayroll business costs, officially closed to new loan applications on...
By Harry A. Steindler, CPA - Partner September 4, 2020 On August 8th, the President issued a memorandum allowing, but not requiring, companies to defer the withholding and payment of the 6.2% employee share of social security taxes. The deferral payroll period runs...