Tag Archives | COVID-19

Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations?

Can an employer require its employees to get vaccinated against COVID-19? It’s a simple question, but one that does not have an easy answer. In brief, companies can make vaccinations an employment requirement, but there are subtleties involved, and a disability can create an exception. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission has provided some guidance in […]

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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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Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021: The Main Tax Provisions

The U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (bill), a massive tax, funding, and spending bill that contains a nearly $900 billion coronavirus aid package. The emergency coronavirus relief package aims to bolster the economy, provide relief to small businesses and the unemployed, deliver checks to individuals and provide […]

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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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Preparing for the Possibility of a Remote Audit

The coming audit season might be much different than seasons of yore. As many companies continue to operate remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic, audit procedures are being adjusted accordingly. Here’s what might change as auditors work on your company’s 2020 year-end financial statements. Eye on Technology Fortunately, when the pandemic hit, many accounting firms already […]

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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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