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PPP Application Forms Will Be Released Today

Posted by AICPA on Jan 11, 2021 11:16:39 AM
PPP Application Forms Will Be Released Today

The US Small Business Administration and Treasury released borrower loan application forms Friday night for the rebooted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which will launch today, January 11, 2021. The application will Initially be available for select lenders and borrowers before a broader opening takes place a few days later.

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Many Tax Provisions Appear in Year-End Coronavirus Relief Bill

Posted by AICPA on Dec 29, 2020 4:09:27 PM
Many Tax Provisions Appear in Year-End Coronavirus Relief Bill

The omnibus spending and coronavirus relief bill passed by Congress includes many tax provisions, including the extension of various expiring provisions, extensions and expansions of certain earlier pandemic tax relief provisions, and much more. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133, passed both houses of Congress on Dec. 21, and President Donald Trump signed the bill into law on Dec. 27.

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Communication Breakdowns in the Digital Front

Posted by Michael J. Thilker, CPA, CITP & Danielle A. Cloud on Dec 3, 2020 8:45:27 AM
Communication Breakdowns in the Digital Front

After months of coping with the world changing at a rapid pace, discussions with coworkers, clients, and other professionals, the consensus seems to be the same issue: Staying productive and focused.

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SALT 'Workaround' Approved by IRS

Posted by NJCPA on Nov 10, 2020 11:09:13 AM
SALT 'Workaround' Approved by IRS

The IRS today issued Notice 2020-75, which announces rules to be included in forthcoming proposed regulations. Specifically, the proposed regulations will clarify that state and local income taxes imposed on and paid by a partnership or S corporation on its income are allowed as a deduction by the partnership or S corporation in computing its non-separately stated taxable income or loss for the taxable year of payment, and therefore are not subject to the state and local tax deduction limitation for partners and shareholders who itemize deductions.

The notice describing the forthcoming proposed regulations applies to these types of income taxes starting today, and also allows taxpayers to apply these rules to specified income tax payments made in a taxable year of a partnership or an S corporation ending after Dec. 31, 2017, and before the date the forthcoming proposed regulations are published in the Federal Register.

Updates on the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) can be found on the Tax Reform page of IRS.gov.

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New Relief Available for NJ Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Oct 26, 2020 7:30:00 AM
New Relief Available for NJ Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced that an additional $100 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will be allocated to assist in the recovery of individuals and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This funding comes amid continued restrictions on restaurants and other vital entities.

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Guidance Issued on Payroll Tax Deferral

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Aug 31, 2020 11:29:57 AM
Guidance Issued on Payroll Tax Deferral

On Friday, the IRS released IR-2020-195, effectively providing employers guidance for the Presidential Memorandum (“Memorandum”) to defer certain employee Social Security tax withholding.

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PPP Loans: What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jul 27, 2020 8:15:30 AM
PPP Loans: What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes

In June, legislative measures were enacted creating significant changes for small businesses wishing to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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New PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released

Posted by NJCPA on Jul 8, 2020 12:40:26 PM
New PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released

On June 17th, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  

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CARES Act Provides 4 Possible Reasons to File an Amended Return

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jun 15, 2020 9:48:00 AM
CARES Act Provides 4 Possible Reasons to File an Amended Return

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act delivers good news to individuals and businesses, including valuable tax-relief measures. Some of that tax relief is retroactive. These provisions can affect 2018 and 2019 returns that have already been filed. One retroactive provision can, in some cases, go all the way back to 2013. Some taxpayers that file amended returns may receive a tax refund from prior years.

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Prepare for a Post-COVID-19 Business Sea Change

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jun 12, 2020 9:45:00 AM
Prepare for a Post-COVID-19 Business Sea Change

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will take effect on July 1, 2020. President Trump has hailed the new North American trade treaty as a "colossal victory" for Americans. Whether the impact is worthy of superlatives will vary by industry sector and geography. Here's what U.S. business owners should know.

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