The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a refundable payroll tax credit for 50% of wages paid by eligible employers to certain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The employee retention credit is available to employers, including nonprofit organizations, with operations that have been fully or partially suspended as a result of a government order limiting commerce, travel or group meetings. The credit is also provided to employers who have experienced a greater than 50% reduction in quarterly receipts, measured on a year-over-year basis.
The program is set to go LIVE APRIL 3 – Act Now to participate! On Friday, the CARES Act was signed into law. One of the most significant provisions for small business and non-profits is the Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP. The PPP provides a government-guaranteed loan to small businesses, and in most cases a large…
Great overview of SBA Loan Programs Prepared by the US Chamber of Commerce.
On March 27, 2020, the President signed into law the CARES Act. The rollout of certain relief provisions like the SBA loan program for wage, rents and utilities may take several weeks to be up and running. Again, with the regular caveat that things are moving fast, here is a list of the CARES Act provisions that we believe to be particularly applicable to small business owners and individual taxpayers:
The #BHAMSTRONG Small Business Loan Fund is LIVE: What is the purpose of the loan? To immediately support small businesses affected by COVID-19 who are awaiting state or federal relief funding or a more stable business environment. Approved loans must be used to support one or more of these efforts: Limit reductions in payroll or…
Alabama Department of Labor Secretary Fitzgerald Washington has temporarily ordered that relief be offered to employers whose employees must file unemployment compensation claims for weeks filed due to COVID-19 related issues.
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the U.S. Senate passed the House version of the FFCRA and President Trump signed the bill a few hours later. It will become effective within 15 days and expires on December 31, 2020.
I received an email from a dental client of mine yesterday – he unwittingly inspired this post. His question was, “What do I do with this mountain of 1099s that I have received in the business?” This is a short question with a long answer. First, the rules The may be a refresher for most…
This year, the optional standard mileage rate used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business decreased by one-half cent, to 57.5 cents per mile. As a result, you might claim a lower deduction for vehicle-related expense for 2020 than you can for 2019.
The dawning of 2019 means the 2018 income tax filing season will soon be upon us. After year end, it’s generally too late to take action to reduce 2018 taxes. Business owners may, therefore, want to shift their focus to assessing whether they’ll likely owe taxes or get a refund when they file their returns…