Making Long-Term Decisions About Working From Home

It can be a tough scenario to confront: First you sent your employees home to work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now they want to stay there permanently. Should you allow employees to work from home more than they have in the past? Or do you think “This just isn’t working” for one or…

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Federal Tax News

1. The deadline for the third 2021 estimated tax payment is coming up on September 15. Changes in the economy brought by COVID-19 include a new crop of self-employed persons, such as gig-economy workers. Like most people with income that isn’t subject to withholding, these workers may need to make estimated tax payments for the first…

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Following Up on Coronavirus-Related Distributions from IRAs

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If you were adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have taken a tax-favored coronavirus-related distribution (CVD) from a traditional IRA last year. This privilege was allowed under the CARES Act, which was signed into law on March 27, 2020. What steps can you take now to achieve the optimal federal income tax results? CVD…

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Deadline Coming: Follow Up on Your PPP Loans

Payroll Protection Plan (PPP) loans were a lifeline for many small business owners during the worst of the pandemic-driven economic slowdown. In total, the Small Business Administration (SBA) approved nearly 12 million PPP loans, averaging $67,000. The PPP program stopped accepting loan applications on May 31, 2021. However, you still may need to complete the requisite…

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The Advance Child Tax Credit Explained

Eligible parents will automatically begin receiving advance Child Tax Credit payments from the federal government on July 15th, 2021. It is important taxpayers know the requirements and the implications of this credit. There are options to opt-out of the payments for those who do not want to claim the credit. Read below to learn more…

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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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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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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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