Is Your Healthcare Practice Eligible for the Employee Retention Credit?

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The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was introduced by the CARES Act in 2020. The ERC was expanded under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (CAA) and further extended under the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The ERC, which is intended to encourage employers to keep employees on the payroll even if they are not working during the…

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NJEDA Opens Pre-registration for Phase 4 of Small Business Relief

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced Phase 4 of the Authority’s Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program on Wednesday, April 14, adding $85 million in funds from the CARES Act. Phase 4 will provide grants up to $20,000 to New Jersey small and medium sized businesses and non-profits that have been negatively impacted…

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Appropriations Law Addresses PPP Forgiveness, Tax Treatment

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), signed into law in late December 2020, allocated additional funding for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — for both first-time and so-called “second-draw” borrowers who’ve been hit by the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also includes several critical provisions related to loan forgiveness and tax…

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New American Rescue Plan May Make Child Care Less Expensive

The new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides eligible families with an enhanced child and dependent care credit for 2021. This is the credit available for expenses a taxpayer pays for the care of qualifying children under the age of 13 so that the taxpayer can be gainfully employed. Note that a credit reduces your…

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Updates to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

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Below you will find a summary outlining the three Acts impacting the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), including the most recent changes implemented by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) enacted on March 27, 2020 provides an Employee Retention Credit to employers to keep their employees on payroll. An eligible…

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What COVID-19 Might Mean for the Multifamily Sector

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a dramatic impact on almost every industry, including real estate. Owners, investors and developers already are seeing ripple effects across sectors. This article looks at how the virus might bring changes to multifamily housing that could endure into — or at least heavily influence — the future. A short sidebar…

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Self-Employed May Be Eligible for COVID-Related Tax Breaks for 2020

If you’re self-employed as a sole proprietor, partner or limited liability company (LLC) member, COVID-relief legislation passed in 2020 included tax breaks that may affect your 2020 personal federal income tax return. In some cases, the tax savings may be significant. Here are two important COVID-related tax breaks that every self-employed individual should consider before…

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PPP Deadline Extension plus Other Program Updates

The PPP Extension Act of 2021 has been formally signed by President Biden, which extends the Paycheck Protection Program through May 31, 2021. The program, originally scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021, will continue accepting applications until May 31, 2021. We would like to note that May 31, 2021 is Monday, Memorial day so applications…

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Covid-19 Relief Available for Qualifying Not-for-Profits

The not-for-profit sector, the nation’s third-largest industry, was especially hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the federal government provided financial relief in the form of grants and loans to small businesses, including not-for-profits, under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and/or the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021…

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PPP Application Deadline is March 31, 2021

For those who are still planning on applying for the second round funding of the PPP program, the deadline remains March 31, 2021. Although there is a bill currently in Congress to extend the application period, it is best to plan accordingly and complete your application with the March 31 date in mind. We will…

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