New PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules

New PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules ! The House passed a bill earlier this week, and the Senate just passed it last night (Wednesday), modifying and relaxing the PPP forgiveness rules. The President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. The key changes in summary are: Spending period is now 24 weeks (extended from 8 weeks) Payroll…

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CARES Act Free Money for Small Businesses and Non-Profits

  Message to Small Business Owners and Non-Profit Executive Directors – I wanted to tell you about a program related to the Act Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act. This act provided an estimated $2 trillion package to assist individuals and businesses with the economic impact of the Coronavirus impact. There are two…

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New 2019 Tax Filing Deadlines… Federal, Idaho, Oregon

New 2019 Tax Filing Deadlines! The Federal & Oregon tax filing deadline is now July 15, 2020 and Idaho’s is now June 15, 2020. But when are IRA and other retirement contributions due? How about the due dates for 2020 quarterly estimated tax payments? July 15, 2020 FEDERAL Deadline – As previously communicated, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced on…

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Tax Season Update – New tax deadline & COVID-19 steps

TAX SEASON UPDATE… I wanted to provide a quick update concerning this current tax season, communicating some of the steps we are taking to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and how we plan to manage tax preparation engagements in light of the recent change in tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020. Limiting LobbyTraffic –…

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Repost – 5 Ways to Enjoy March Madness…

Gracy’s latest article… By Gracy Olmstead March 15, 2017 We all need opportunities to connect, have fun, and forget politics. There’s no better way than the NCAA March Madness basketball tournament.   March is a crazy time of year for an accountant’s family. Associating the month with “madness” seems only natural. My dad would work…

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March Madness – Taxes & Traditions

March Madness: Taxes & Traditions March Madness comes in many forms. We call it “Tax Season” because it is a time of year… each year, and every year… when there is a season of abundance. There is so much work to do before the tax deadline. Like any season of harvest, you try to prepare…

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2016 Income Taxes: Obamacare & Trump’s Executive Order

2016 INCOME TAXES: OBAMACARE & TRUMP’S EXECUTIVE ORDER by Rick Howard, CMA, CPA 2/17/2017 The Affordable Care Act, referred to as “Obamacare”, imposes a penalty for taxpayers who do not have the required health care coverage.  President Trump signed an Executive Order directing the authority and discretion to “waive, defer, grant exemptions from, or delay…

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The New FLSA Overtime Rules Do Not Have to Mean Higher Wage Costs

Update…  11/23/2016.  Yesterday, a Federal court in Texas put a temporary injunction on the new law. 21 states had been contesting the bill, which was consolidated into a single suit claiming the Department of Labor did not have the authority to make this large change. This action doesn’t reverse law, but only puts the implementation…

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