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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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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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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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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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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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Beware of a 100% Personal Liability Penalty

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Aug 4, 2020 11:13:16 AM
Beware of a 100% Personal Liability Penalty

A "100% penalty" can be assessed against a responsible person when federal income tax and/or federal employment taxes are withheld from employee paychecks but aren't handed over to the government.

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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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