Some Employee Benefit Plan Deadlines Automatically Extended

The IRS recently issued Notice 2020-23, expanding on previously issued guidance extending certain tax filing and payment deadlines in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Here are some highlights specifically related to employee benefit plans: This guidance applies to specified filing obligations and other “specified actions” that would otherwise be due on or after April […]

CARES Act Makes Favorable Changes to “Qualified Improvement Property”

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains a beneficial change in the tax rules for many improvements to interior parts of nonresidential buildings. These improvements are referred to as qualified improvement property (QIP). Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), any QIP placed in service after December 31, 2017 wasn’t considered […]

Knowing the Differences between Layoffs and Furloughs

Businesses across the country are having to adjust how they operate due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many are faced with the decisions to downsize their workforces or decrease payroll costs to help with the cash flow. If your business is leaning towards this direction, you may wonder, should you lay off workers or furlough […]

The IRS has taken action to provide more relief and details in response to COVID-19

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, Americans are focusing on their health, safety, and financial well-being. During these unprecedented times, the government has provided assistance to the people who have been affected by COVID-19. Here are some new announcements made by the IRS: More deadlines extended As you probably know, the IRS postponed the […]

Important Updates for Employers

The IRS has released guidance for employers who are not required to make employment tax deposits due to claiming the refundable tax credits available as a result of COVID-19. Eligible employers are entitled to refundable tax credits under two laws that passed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The two laws are the Families First […]

Just Launched: Direct Incentive for Small Businesses to Keep Their Workers on Payroll

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has officially launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help employees keep their paycheck and employers from feeling the burden of paying employees when to no fault of their own the government temporarily shut down their business. The program’s stated objective is “to provide a direct incentive for small businesses […]

CARES Act Employee Retention Tax Credit Questions? We Have the Answers!

Are you an employer that has had their operations fully or partially suspended as a result of a government order limiting commerce, travel or group meetings? If you answered yes, then the employee retention credit is available to you. The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a refundable payroll tax […]

How To Best Use Your Financial Statements During This Pandemic

The economic fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced business owners to reevaluate their operations and make difficult decisions. One place to look for the information you need to make rational, reasonable moves is your financial statements. Under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, financial statements typically comprise a statement of cash flows, a balance […]

Additional Relief for Businesses Inside the Covid-19 Law

On March 27, the President signed into law another coronavirus (Covid-19) law, which provides extensive relief for businesses and employers. Here are some of the tax-related provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). Employee retention credit The new law provides a refundable payroll tax credit for 50% of wages paid […]