Category: Small Business

Small Business

Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Set for 2020 by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on May 07, 2020 by Michael Hirsch

The Florida legislature recently announced that the state’s 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will take place from Friday, May 29, through Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this seven-day period, which coincides with the start of the 2020 hurricane season, Florida residents can purchase the following items without paying the state’s 6 percent sales tax: […]

State and Local Tax Considerations for Businesses Under the CARES Act by Karen A. Lake, CPA


Posted on May 04, 2020 by Karen Lake

While the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act contains many business-friendly tax provisions, it also serves as a reminder that state and local business tax laws do not always conform with those on the federal level. Consequently, businesses may be subject to different multistate tax rules and liabilities, depending on where their companies […]

UPDATED JUNE 4, 2020 – PPP Loan Guidance for Self-Employed Small-Business Owners, Independent Contractors by Andrew Leonard, CPA


Posted on April 17, 2020 by Andrew Leonard

On April 13, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued interim final guidance to help self-employed small-business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic begin applying for immediate economic relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) introduced by the CARES Act. If you are you of these taxpayers, which includes independent contractors and sole proprietors, you should […]

UPDATED – CARES Act Loan Recipients Must Take Care to Avoid Potentially Fraudulent Acts by Richard Fechter, JD, CFE, CAMS


Posted on April 16, 2020 by Richard Fechter

The CARES Act provides billions of dollars in much-needed financial assistance to millions of U.S. businesses and not-for-profit organizations struggling to survive the economic realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. To apply for and obtain government-backed loans, eligible entities must take special care to understand and abide by all the specific rules applicable to each financial-assistance […]

CARES Act Eases Limitation on Business Interest Expense Deductions, Special Rules Apply to Partnerships by Heath Standorf, CPA


Posted on April 15, 2020 by Heath Standorf

To help businesses improve cash flow and manage rising debt in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act allows certain taxpayers to deduct more business interest expense than was previously allowed under existing law. This, combined with other provisions of the government’s $2.3 trillion coronavirus stimulus package CARES Act, can provide businesses with […]

The Latest on Catastrophic Business Losses and Business Insurance Claims by Dan Hughes, CPA/CFE, CGMA, CVA


Posted on April 15, 2020 by Daniel Hughes

Relief may be coming to the millions of business owners who now realize that the insurance policies they have been paying into for many years will not reimburse them for any of the catastrophic business-interruption losses they sustained due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Already, several states have introduced bills requiring insurers to retroactively cover and […]

Provisions in the CARES Act that are Important in the M&A Area by Lewis Taub, CPA


Posted on April 10, 2020 by Lewis Taub

On March 27, the president signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which provides a wide range of tax and financial relief to businesses and individuals suffering the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Provisions contained in the law include simple payroll tax relief and intricate adjustments to the […]

IRS Issues Guidance on Employee Retention Tax Credit for Employers Under CARES Act by Andreea Cioara, CPA


Posted on April 02, 2020 by Andreea Cioara-Schinas

The IRS today provided details on how it will implement the payroll tax credit included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which encourages U.S. businesses to retain and continue paying employees through the COVID-19 health crisis even when their businesses are shuttered. What is the Employee Retention Credit? The Employee […]