Applying for Construction Loans Today

As the economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, real estate investors and developers may need construction loans. Here’s an overview of the financial and nonfinancial information that lenders will consider as they evaluate your loan application. Collateral concerns While lenders secure regular commercial loans with existing cash flow, they secure construction loans with unfinished collateral.…

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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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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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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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How to Make your Property as Profitable as Possible

2020 has been unlike any other year. Interest rates are currently incredibly low, and banks may be willing to negotiate if you’re creditworthy. Commercial real estate investors have struggled with decreased market values — or the threat of declining values. In these uncertain times, ask yourself three questions to help maintain profits and preserve market…

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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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The American Rescue Plan Act Tax Implications

President Joe Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (H.R. 1319) on March 11, 2021. Among the act’s many provisions are several tax items including the tax treatment of 2020 unemployment benefits, the phaseout ranges for economic impact payments, and the treatment of student loan debt forgiveness were changed by the Senate. Below…

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New Jersey Retirement Program

NEW  New Jersey Retirement Program New Jersey has implemented a new law, effective March 2021, requiring New Jersey businesses (both for-profit and non-profit) with at least 25 employees and which have been up and running for 2 years, to provide a retirement plan for their employees. New Jersey will require business owners to either sponsor a…

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Form 1099 Changes in 2020

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The 1099-MISC form has been used in the past to report certain payments, including nonemployee compensation, to the IRS. Beginning with tax year 2020, the Form 1099-MISC has been redesigned due to the creation of Form 1099-NEC. Employers will no longer report nonemployee compensation, such as payments to independent contractors, on Form 1099-MISC, they will…

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Payroll Protection Program Second Round Funding (PPP2)

The Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (the Act) was signed into law on December 27, 2020. On January 6, 2021, the Treasury/SBA issued IRS revenue ruling 2021-02 regarding PPP loans. Second Round Funding (PPP2) The Act provides additional PPP funding for small businesses. The last day to apply for second draw funding is…

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