Corona Virus Update: Federal Disaster Loan Program

The Small Business Administration is reopening its Economic Injury Disaster Loan and EIDL advance grant portal to a broader array of eligible small businesses and nonprofits affected by the coronavirus pandemic, beginning Monday. The portal had been accepting applications only from agricultural businesses for the last month, as demand was high, and those businesses had not […]

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PPP forgiveness guidance issued as Congress mulls changes

https://www.journalofaccountancy.com/news/2020/may/ppp-loan-forgiveness-guidance-issued-as-congress-mulls-changes.html?utm_source=mnl:cpald&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=25May2020   “Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) guidance Friday night that provided some clarity on several loan forgiveness questions but didn’t address the two parts of PPP that arguably have generated the most concerns among the millions of small businesses and other entities that have received […]

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What business entity is right for you?

You’re in business, now what? Choosing the type of legal entity that a business will operate under is one of the most important issues that clients face. There are several options in most cases, and no right or wrong answers, though there are advantages and disadvantages to all of the choices. Sole Proprietorship This is […]

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Tax Update

Now that the new tax bill has passed both the house and senate, we have a few days left before the end of the year for strategic tax planning.

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Health Insurance Reimbursement Penalty Eliminated

Small Business Health Insurance Reimbursement Penalty Eliminated Congress recently acted to remove one of the most unreasonable penalties small business owners could possibly face. In the last few years, along with the continued implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the IRS had begun enforcing a penalty against employers who reimbursed their employees for the cost […]

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U.S. Teens Rank Below Average in Global Financial Literacy Survey

A recent survey by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) regarding financial literacy among 15 year old students reported disheartening results for U.S. teens. Especially worrisome was the high number of students, primarily from disadvantaged backgrounds, who performed far below the baseline score on the survey. In the U.S., unlike some of the other […]

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Obama Administration Proposes Rule to Make Same-Sex Spouses Eligible for the Family and Medical Leave Act

President Obama recently instructed the Department of Labor to draft new rules under which members of same-sex couples who are legally married would be eligible for unpaid time off to care for their spouse, just as members of heterosexual married couples are entitled to. The announcement represents continued progress in determining the ramifications of last […]

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Student Loan Debt Relief to be Expanded

President Obama recently announced plans to expand on a 2010 law that capped student loan repayments at 10% of the borrower’s monthly income. The expansion will cover borrowers with older loans who were ineligible for relief under the original law. The goal is to reduce the burden of student loan debt payments on recent graduates […]

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Responding to the Notice You Receive from the IRS

A few days ago, I came across the article linked below regarding IRS notices many small businesses are receiving regarding potential income under-reporting. The gist of it is that credit card processing companies are now required to issue Forms 1099-K to businesses that accept credit and debit cards as a form of payment. The forms report […]

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2014 Social Security Wage Base and Cost of Living Adjustment Announced

On Wednesday, October 30th the Social Security Administration announced that Social Security recipients would see an increase in benefits of 1.5% as a result of the 2014 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA). Additionally, the taxable social security wage base will increase to $117,000 from $113,700 as a result of an increase in average wages. The […]

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