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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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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  Part 3 – Increasing The Minimum Wage Rate: Solution or Problem?   Many states have, or are considering, increasing the minimum wage rate. I’ve written two articles to help business owners/managers analyze the impact a wage rate increase (Part 1), and to discuss some of the primary strategies in dealing with it (Part 2).…

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In an earlier post, I discussed the on-going issue with Congress where they continue to extend 50+ key tax provisions (nick-named “extender tax provisions”) for only one or two years, and then the process must be repeated. Why won’t Congress make the changes permanent? Because of politics. Specifically, these changes reduce tax revenue and increase…

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Updated 11/19/2015:  My article below addresses the bigger issue behind the annual tax-extender dance that takes place in Washington DC. Once again, we sit waiting for Congress to punch our card so that we can move off our seats. This is not just a current issue. It is an on-going large problem, and it is…

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If you need to call the IRS and talk to a person to get help, you most likely are already frustrated and stressed. Placing the call doesn’t help your anxiety level because it is easy to get lost in the myriad of automated responses… “Choose 1 for this”, “Choose 2 for that”, etc. Sometimes you…

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