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Payroll Tax Deferral: Proceed With Caution

The latest panacea to the pandemic is the Payroll Tax Deferral, whereby employers can opt not to withhold the Social Security tax (Medicare must be continued to be withheld) on employees whose annualized salary does not exceed $104,000 ($2,000 per week). Deferral is the key word here! The deferral period of the 6.2% tax began on ...
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Let's Review: The Home Office Deduction in 2020

The coronavirus forced many corporations and small businesses to move non-essential employees to work from home indefinitely. Some companies like Google have extended its work-from-home policy through the end of 2020. Facebook has implemented a work-from-home policy forever. Likewise, self-employed workers might be using their homes more frequ...
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Application for Paycheck Protection Program Loans Extended

If you are a small business and still need financial assistance during these challenging circumstances,you now have more time to do so.  On July 4, President Trump signed a bill that extends the application date for PPP loans to August 8. Key Points: The window to apply was originally set to expire on June 30. The new extension gives business ...
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Yes, You Must Pay Taxes on Unemployment Benefits

As of now, the enhanced unemployment benefits put into place under the CARES Act are set to end before July 31. This means the $600 additional federal unemployment per week that millions of Americans have been receiving as aid during the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end. Qualified recipients will be eligible for state unemployment benefits ...
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