What Led to Congress Extending the Paycheck Protection Program?

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The economic uncertainty created in the outset of the Coronavirus pandemic was unprecedented, to say the least. This is a big part of the reason why, soon after the spread began, Congress took steps that were equally drastic - they passed the…
Congress Liberalizes PPP Loan Forgiveness

Congress Liberalizes PPP Loan Forgiveness

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If you are the owner of a small business that was able to obtain a Paycheck Projection Program (PPP) Loan, you have probably already started worrying about how you are supposed to spend the loan proceeds to maximize loan forgiveness. When…
Does Your Business Qualify for the Research Tax Credit?

Does Your Business Qualify for the Research Tax Credit?

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For businesses, the tax code provides a tax credit of up to 20% of qualified expenditures to encourage businesses to develop, design or improve products, processes, techniques, formulas or software and similar activities. In the past, this credit—called…
Not All PPP “Forgivable” Loans Will be Forgiving

Not All PPP “Forgivable” Loans Will be Forgiving

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In the face of the global pandemic and the subsequent economic crisis it has spurred, the federal government has taken several steps to protect small business owners. One of the most notable of these steps is the offering of Paycheck Protection…
Announcement from Isler NW

Spotlight: How to Apply for Advance Payment (Refund)

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The IRS has issued a final version of Form 7200 (Advance Payment of Employer Credits Due to COVID-19) and its accompanying instructions on March 31, 2020. Sick and family leave credits. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires…
Announcement from Isler NW

Spotlight: Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020

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The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of Social Security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes. Section…
Announcement from Isler NW

Spotlight: Employee Retention Credit under the CARES Act

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), enacted on March 27, 2020, is designed to encourage Eligible Employers to keep employees on their payroll, despite experiencing economic hardship related to COVID-19, with an…
Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act: What’s In It?

Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act: What’s In It?

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PPP & The CARES Act Following the passage of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act stimulus package at the end of March, one of the most talked about provisions was the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The CARES Act had earmarked $349 billion…

Congress Makes Charitable Giving Easier During the COVID-19 Crisis

To encourage charitable contributions to deserving qualified charities during these trying times, Congress has relaxed some of its restrictions related to how much a taxpayer can deduct as a charitable contribution in any given year. Under…
Businesses Score Big Tax Benefits with the CARES Act

Businesses Score Big Tax Benefits with the CARES Act

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As part of the stimulus package to help offset the financial damage inflicted on businesses as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, Congress restored the ability of businesses that suffer a loss to carry those losses back and recover taxes paid…