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American Rescue Plan Act: Breaking Down the Latest Relief Bill

Posted by AICPA on Mar 12, 2021 9:31:11 AM
American Rescue Plan Act: Breaking Down the Latest Relief Bill

Yesterday, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. This legislation, also known as H.R. 1319, was first passed by the House on February 27. The Senate made several amendments and passed its version of the bill on March 6. The bill then came back to the House for a final vote on Wednesday and was subsequently signed into effect on March 11.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

House Gives Final Approval to $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Aid Bill

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Mar 11, 2021 1:51:17 PM
House Gives Final Approval to $1.9 Trillion Pandemic Aid Bill

The House of Representatives voted 220–211 Wednesday to approve the Senate version of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, which President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, #COVID-19News

Governments Can Win the War on Fraud (Series Introduction)

Posted by Maryann Holloway, CPA, RMA, PSA & Domonic A. Furfari on Mar 5, 2021 9:15:00 AM
Governments Can Win the War on Fraud (Series Introduction)

Government Fraud Discovered—a headline that no government official, auditor, or taxpayer ever wants to see. Fraud in government exists in many forms and can be perpetrated by a multitude of persons individually or in collusion with others. External entities, engaged with governments through public projects or contracts, may also bring risk of fraudulent activity. Losses vary widely in amounts and can affect governments both on the international stage as well as within your zip code. 

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Topics: Government Entities, Federal Services

IRS Issues Employee Retention Credit Guidance

Posted by AICPA on Mar 4, 2021 2:03:59 PM
IRS Issues Employee Retention Credit Guidance

In Notice 2021-20, the IRS issued detailed guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit for calendar quarters in 2020. The credit was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, P.L 116-136, and amended by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, P.L 116-260. The IRS says the guidance in the notice is similar to the information it posted in FAQs last year, but the notice clarifies and describes retroactive changes under the new law that apply to 2020, primarily relating to expanded eligibility for the credit for taxpayers who took Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The AICPA requested authoritative guidance on the 2020 and 2021 employee retention credits from the IRS in a comment letter sent on Feb. 25.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, Press Releases, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Healthcare, #COVID-19News

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Signs PPP Loan Forgiveness Measure

Posted by PICPA on Feb 10, 2021 11:50:35 AM
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf Signs PPP Loan Forgiveness Measure

The PICPA won a major legislative victory when state lawmakers added a provision addressing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness to legislation providing COVID-19 relief to Pennsylvania small businesses. Senate Bill 109 was approved unanimously by the state House and Senate and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf. It is now Act 1 of 2021.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Federal Services

New Jersey Follows Federal Lead on Taxability of PPP Loans

Posted by NJCPA on Feb 10, 2021 10:08:40 AM
New Jersey Follows Federal Lead on Taxability of PPP Loans

Yesterday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and  State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced that New Jersey will follow the federal government's lead in making PPP loans tax exempt at the state level and allowing recipients to deduct business expenses that were paid with the loan proceeds.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

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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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

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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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

2021 Brings Changes to New Jersey's Minimum Wage

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Dec 17, 2020 9:00:00 AM
2021 Brings Changes to New Jersey's Minimum Wage

In accordance with New Jersey Bill A-15, the turn of the year will bring significant wage increases across all industries. Effective January 1, 2021, New Jersey’s general minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare

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.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Construction, Professional Services, #COVID-19News