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Generate Cash Flow with These Tax Accounting Method Changes

Cash flow preservation remains an important focus for many companies as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create uncertainty for businesses. Accounting method changes provide a valuable opportunity for taxpayers to reduce their current tax expense and increase cash flow by accelerating deductions and/or deferring income. Changing to an optimal method of accounting often results in […]

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IRS Issues Guidance for Employee Retention Credit for Q1 and Q2 of 2021

The IRS issued guidance for employers claiming the employee retention credit under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act modified by the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020. Notice 2021-23 explains the changes for the first and second calendar quarters of 2021, including: the increase in the maximum credit amount the […]

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The New American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP Act), the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package aimed at stabilizing the economy, providing needed relief to individuals and small businesses, and improving and accelerating the administration of coronavirus vaccines and testing. The House of Representatives passed the bill on March 10 following […]

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Tax Consequences of PPP Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) reopened the week of January 11. If you’re fortunate to get a PPP loan to help during the COVID-19 crisis (or you received one last year), you may wonder about the tax consequences. Background In March of 2020, the CARES Act became law. It […]

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The Employee Retention Credit for 2020 and 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Act), signed into law on December 27, 2020, contains significant enhancements and improvements to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).  The ERC, which was created by the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, is designed to encourage employers (including tax-exempt entities) to keep employees on their payroll and continue providing health benefits […]

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2020-2021 Online Tax Planning Guide

Although you can’t avoid taxes, you can take steps to minimize them. This requires proactive tax planning — estimating your tax liability, looking for ways to reduce it and taking timely action. To help you identify strategies that might work for you in 2020, check out our Online Tax Planning Guide. It features some of […]

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Finding Relief: Tax Strategies to Generate Cash Flow

During these challenging times, companies must have access to cash to help offset unforeseen costs, whether for buying personal protective equipment (PPE) for on-site employees or investing in the technology needed to keep a remote workforce safely and efficiently connected. The tax function can be instrumental to identify and execute cash flow opportunities and to […]

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PPP Loans of $2 Million or More Will be Audited

Earlier in the year, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced in an updated FAQ on the program that it will be auditing all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $2 million or more. Borrowers whose loans meet this threshold amount might receive a Loan Necessity Questionnaire from their lender soon after they apply for loan forgiveness. Even though the […]

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