Small Business Tax

Is October 31, 2020 the deadline to apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness?

The top right corner of the PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications is misleading. The document lists October 31, 2020 as the “Expiration Date”. Many borrowers are led to believe the application is due October 31, 2020. Well, the good news is there is no need to worry and rush to get this submitted by the end …

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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 September 1, 2020 …

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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 frequently to operate instead of Starbucks or shared work …

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Application for Paycheck Protection Program Loans Extended

The deadline to apply was extended from June 30 to August 8. 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: …

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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 …

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How the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility (FLEX) Act can help your business through COVID-19

The Senate unanimously passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (PPFA) late in the day Wednesday, June 3, 2020. After the House passed the bill last week 417 to 1, the Senate reconvened this week and the bill now advances to President Trump to be signed into law. He is expected to sign …

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