Author Archive | Sonya Foster

Statement of Cash Flows Provides Insight to Company’s Health

The statement of cash flows essentially tells you about cash entering and leaving a business. It’s arguably the most misunderstood and underappreciated part of a company’s annual report. After all, a business that reports positive net income on its income statements sometimes doesn’t have enough cash in the bank to pay its bills. Reviewing the […]

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Reporting Restricted Cash

Your company’s financial statements should be transparent about any restrictions on cash. Are your reporting practices in compliance with the current accounting guidance? The Basics Restricted cash is a separate category of “cash and cash equivalents” that isn’t available for general business operations or investments. There are many types of restricted cash. For example, companies […]

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ARPA Modifications for Employers

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), signed by President Biden on March 11, 2021, extended and significantly modified the payroll tax credits for qualifying sick leave and family leave wages. Below is a summary of the key provisions. Background: Both Covid-19-related credits were initially provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and first […]

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When to File a Gift Tax Return

It’s tax-filing season and you’re likely focused on your income or business tax returns. But don’t forget about another type of return. In 2020, if you made substantial gifts of wealth to family members you may have to file a gift tax return. Filing a Gift Tax Return Generally, a federal gift tax return (Form […]

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Tax Considerations When Starting a New Business

While many businesses have been forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some entrepreneurs have started new small businesses. Many of these people start out operating as sole proprietors. Here are some tax rules and considerations involved in operating with that entity. The Pass-Through Deduction To the extent your business generates qualified business income […]

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The Restaurant Revitalization Fund

The billions of additional relief funding established by the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act includes new tax-free federal grants specific to the restaurant industry. The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) has $28.6 billion slated for industry-focused grants to be administered by the Small Business Association (SBA). SBA is currently working on implementing the efforts. No […]

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