Category: For employers

The Employee Retention Credit Goes “Retro”!

Remember “way back when” the original COVID-19 relief law stipulated that you had to choose between the retention credit and the PPP loan? Millions chose the PPP route. Moving forward, things have changed for the better. As a PPP recipient, you may qualify to take the employee retention credit retroactively for the tax year 2020… Read More

More Tax Aid Was Signed Into Law on December 27

THE 2020 TAX SEASON IS A WILD RIDE! Continued considerations have been put into place to help Americans ease the pain of their 2020 tax burden. The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021 was signed into law by the President on December 27. It contains more COVID-19 relief provisions as well as tax provisions that you… Read More

Be Prepared for Another Round of Help!

As Congress continues to debate the framework of a $908 billion COVID economic relief plan, we are all hoping that additional aid may be on the way for small businesses. The Senate’s “Gang of 8” Proposal designates $300 billion to support small businesses with another round of PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) funding and Economic Injury… Read More

New Rules for Retirement

The SECURE Act of 2019 made many changes to how you save money for retirement; how you use your money in retirement; and how you can better use your Section 529 plans. Whether you are age 35 or age 75, these changes affect you and can help you to avoid outliving your assets. Take a… Read More

“High” Earners Need to Work a Little Longer in 2020

National “Have Fun at Work” Day is on January 31. Make the most of it–you will be doing a bit more of it (work, that is!) As of January 1, 2020, the maximum earnings subject to the Social Security payroll tax will increase by $4,800 to $137,700—up from the $132,900 maximum for 2019. The taxable… Read More

To Tax or Not to Tax

Which strategy is better? Paying your $50 doctor’s visit deductible with before-tax or after-tax dollars? If you said “before tax,” check if your employer offers an HSA (Health Savings Account) program. HSA’s are the tax-friendly way to pay your medical bills because dollars are deducted directly from your paycheck before taxes are calculated. Contributions made… Read More

And the Winner Is…

The Academy Awards are just around the corner. Will your tax returns be a “Bohemian Rhapsody” or more of an “Avengers: Infinity War?” These are our nominees for winners in 2018 tax reform category: Corporations will be walking the red carpet with a reduced corporate tax rate of 21% versus the past year rates of… Read More