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It Is a Good Time to Convert to a Cloud-Based Financial System

  

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, many businesses and their office operations have moved to the “remote world.” In a remote work environment, sustained access to data is crucial to continued business efficiency. Organizations fortunate enough to have received federal funds to assist during this situation—or that are in the process of applying for…

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Update – PPP Loan Forgiveness

  

Prepare to Verify Your Certification, Potential for Audit On April 28, the US Department of Treasury issued updated guidance regarding loan forgiveness. The Small Business Administration (SBA) will audit all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans exceeding $2 million on submission of a loan forgiveness application. Subsequent updated guidance provides that the SBA will audit not…

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Maximize Your PPP Funds

  

If your company was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, congratulations! Now, you need to use those funds correctly and accurately account for them. The Small Business Administration (SBA) restricts how PPP funds may be used and requires the lender to collect supporting documentation in order to process forgiveness requests. Now is the…

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It Is a Good Time to Convert to a Cloud-Based Financial System

May 13, 2020

In response to the COVID 19 pandemic, many businesses and their office operations have moved to the “remote world.” In a remote work environment, sustained access to data is crucial to continued business efficiency. Organizations fortunate enough to have received federal funds to assist during this situation—or that are in the process of applying for…

Update – PPP Loan Forgiveness

May 5, 2020

Prepare to Verify Your Certification, Potential for Audit On April 28, the US Department of Treasury issued updated guidance regarding loan forgiveness. The Small Business Administration (SBA) will audit all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans exceeding $2 million on submission of a loan forgiveness application. Subsequent updated guidance provides that the SBA will audit not…

Maximize Your PPP Funds

April 28, 2020

If your company was approved for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, congratulations! Now, you need to use those funds correctly and accurately account for them. The Small Business Administration (SBA) restricts how PPP funds may be used and requires the lender to collect supporting documentation in order to process forgiveness requests. Now is the…

The CARES Act – Tax Relief for individual and Businesses

April 6, 2020

Tax Relief Provided by the CARES Act In addition to IRS actions and earlier-enacted federal tax law, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress’s gigantic economic stimulus package that the President signed into law on March 27, 2020, contains numerous tax-related provisions. Tax Relief for Individuals Provided by the CARES Act Recovery…

The CARES Act: Retirement Provisions

April 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting all aspects of finances, including retirement savings. The CARES Act contains provisions affecting these plans that will remain in effect for 2020. They include the following: The act specifically aligned the due date for contributions to IRAs and retirement plans with the extended due date for individual tax returns. Accordingly,…

The CARES Act: Getting a Small Business Loan

March 31, 2020

The CARES Act—a collection of pandemic-related provisions—has good news for small businesses struggling to stay afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic. The act provides relief to US-based businesses with (1) 500 or fewer employees that are unable to pay their bills because of the coronavirus pandemic or (2) the standard number of employees established by the…

Understanding the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 25, 2020

March 24, 2020 – President Trump has signed the Families First Coronavirus Act (HR 6201, the “Act”) intended to ease the economic consequences stemming from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak by providing family and medical leave, and sick leave, to employees and providing tax credits to employers and the self-employed providing the leave. Here…

Temporary Closure of Our Physical Office

March 20, 2020

We have temporarily closed our physical office and in person client meetings will now be handled by phone and email. The R&A team continues to work diligently using secure remote technology and will continue to meet your needs and deadlines. If you are not already using your portal to securely transfer documents, we continue to…

Medical and Dental Expenses: What Can You Deduct?

February 24, 2020

Can you deduct medical and dental expenses? That’s a complicated question. To start with, your deductions must exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income. And they must fall into an IRS-approved category. Deductible medical expenses may include, but aren’t limited to, the following: Payments of fees to doctors, dentists, surgeons, chiropractors, psychiatrists, psychologists, and…

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