Donating your stimulus check: How to make a tax-deductible donation

Stimulus checks are already arriving in mailboxes and bank accounts, but not everyone who receives a stimulus check needs the money. Part of the recent CARES Act, these stimulus checks include $1,200 for single filers or $2,400 for joint filers, plus $500 for each dependent child under age 17. The amount of the payment is[ … ]

Hiring independent contractors? Make sure they’re properly classified

As a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, your business may be using independent contractors to keep costs low. But you should be careful that these workers are properly classified for federal tax purposes. If the IRS reclassifies them as employees, it can be an expensive mistake. The question of whether a worker is an[ … ]

Paycheck Protection Program – Loan Forgiveness

Updated Information – 5/13/2020 SBA issues new guidance on PPP loan necessity certification The CARES Act includes loan forgiveness provisions for loans received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The exact details are not yet clear. However, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has promised clarification of the forgiveness provisions at a future date. This Q&A[ … ]

Employee Retention Credit

NOTE: Credit not available to small businesses that receive a Paycheck Protection Program Loan. In addition, wages claimed for employees under the Work Opportunity Credit are exempt. The Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit against certain payroll taxes equal to 50% of qualified wages a qualifying employer pays to employees after March 12,[ … ]

Economic Injury Disaster Loans

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the President signed H.R. 748, known as the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) on March 27, 2020. The Act includes a new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that seeks to provide short-term cash flow through federally guaranteed loans for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. These loans will[ … ]