Category: COVID-19

COVID-19

What PPP Loan Recipients Must Know to Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit by Andreea Cioara Schinas, CPA


Posted on June 08, 2021 by Andreea Cioara-Schinas

Taxpayers that received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to maintain and continue paying their workforce through the COVID-19 pandemic may be missing out on valuable employee retention tax credits (ERCs) equal to as much as $7,000 per employee, per quarter in 2021. Here is what eligible businesses and non-profits need to know to claim as […]

UPDATED – Which COVID-19-Related Payroll Tax Credit Is My Business Eligible to Receive? by Cherry Laufenberg, CPA


Posted on May 17, 2021 by Cherry Laufenberg

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. enacted various laws providing a variety of financial-relief measures to support businesses through the crisis period. Key among those provisions are tax credits for those businesses that retain and continue to pay qualifying wages to employees despite interruptions or their normal business operations. It is critical […]

Law Unmasking Anonymous U.S. Companies May Require New Tax Planning for Foreign Investors in U.S. Entities by Arthur J. Dichter, JD, LLM


Posted on May 14, 2021 by Arthur Dichter

With so much attention paid to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the various forms of U.S. government stimulus, international businesses with foreign investors may have missed the passage of a new U.S. law imposing stricter anti-money-laundering compliance procedures for disclosing the identities of their beneficial owners beginning as soon as 2022. On Jan. […]

Does Your State Tax Forgive PPP Loans? by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on April 12, 2021 by Michael Hirsch

The expansion of the government’s Payroll Protection Program (PPP) under recent economic stimulus packages is welcome news to nonprofits and small businesses struggling to keep their doors open and their workers employed through the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, these entities must be careful to recognize that some of the new relief provisions of the forgivable […]

Latest Stimulus Package Changes Tax Treatment of Unemployment Benefits Received in 2020 by Joanie B. Stein, CPA


Posted on April 07, 2021 by Joanie Stein

The American Rescue Plan (ARP), signed into law on March 11, 2021, allows eligible taxpayers to exclude from their 2020 taxable income up to $10,200 in unemployment benefits they received last year. This relief is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as well as further changes as the IRS continues to issue guidance. Ordinarily, unemployment […]

2020 Tax Filing Extensions and Limitations UPDATED by Edward N. Cooper, CPA


Posted on March 18, 2021 by Edward Cooper

In response to the ongoing pandemic, the U.S. government continues to postpone several critical deadlines, including recent extensions of the due date for individual federal income tax filings and the application period for paycheck protection program (PPP) loans. However, taxpayers must take special care to understand the unique applications and limitation of each announcement and […]