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IRS reminder – Independent contractors vs employees

As part of the Issue Number: IR-2021-186 and , the IRS reminded business owners the differences between independent contractors and employees. Independent contractor vs. employee Whether a worker is an independent contractor or an employee depends on the relationship between the worker and the business. Generally, there are three categories to examine: Behavioral Control −

By |2021-09-27T19:47:19+00:00September 27th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |

Home office deduction – Is your home the principal place of business?

In the IRS Tax Tip 2021-136, the IRS reminds small business owners how to qualify for the home office deduction. Employees are not eligible to claim the home office deduction. The home office deduction, reported on Form 8829, is available to both homeowners and renters. There are certain expenses taxpayers can deduct. They include mortgage

By |2021-09-23T21:48:38+00:00September 23rd, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |

IRS tax relief available for PA

In the IRS Issue Number: IR-2021-183, the IRS extended the tax relief for hurricane Ida to victims in Pennsylvania. This is consistent with the tax relief provided to victims in New Jersey and New York as we published in our previous post. Victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of Pennsylvania now have until Jan. 3,

By |2021-09-20T23:01:30+00:00September 13th, 2021|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , |

Increased SBA EILD loan cap to $2m

“The SBA’s COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan program offers a lifeline to millions of small businesses who are still being impacted by the pandemic,” SBA Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman said. “We’ve retooled this critical program – increasing the borrowing limit to $2 million, offering 24 months of deferment, and expanding flexibility to allow borrowers to

By |2021-09-10T19:14:39+00:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |

IRS disaster relief – Hurricane Ida – NJ and NY

Based on the IR-2021-179 release, victims of Hurricane Ida in parts of New York and New Jersey now have until Jan. 3, 2022, to file various individual and business tax returns and make tax payments, the Internal Revenue Service announced on 9/8/2021. The IRS is offering relief to any area designated by the Federal Emergency

By |2021-09-10T18:50:06+00:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

NJEDA $10.5m for Ida and Henry Tropical Storms (Application Sept 17th)

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced the approval of the Henri/Ida Business Assistance Grant Program at a special meeting of its Board held earlier today. The $10.5 million program will provide grants of $1,000 to $5,000 for businesses and non-profits that suffered physical damage from the effects of recent tropical storms Henri and

By |2021-09-10T17:46:54+00:00September 10th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |

No funds from the Restaurant Revitalization Fund? Maybe there will be a 2nd round

In the original Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), there were $28 billions available and the program run out of funds pretty quickly. Applicants within the priority group received approximately $18 billion in grants; including $7.5 billion for women-owned businesses, $1 billion for veteran-owned businesses, $6.7 billion for social and economically disadvantaged-owned businesses and $2.8 billion for

By |2021-08-25T10:10:49+00:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , |

Employee Retention Credit – Eligibility and Processing – Update August 2021

In August 2021, there have been several updates to the Employee Retention Credit guidance plus the National Conference of CPA Practitioners was extremely critical with some of this recent guidance. As you can read on this post, there are still different areas of this tax credit that are litigious and unclear for tax professionals. We

By |2021-08-20T17:28:09+00:00August 20th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Status update – PPP Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal

In the SBA Release Number: 21-72 issued on 8/18/2021, the SBA mentioned that in the last two week the PPP Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal accepted more than 340K submissions. This might be an excellent tool for some lenders that are not processing on time some of the PPP forgiveness applications if they signed up for

By |2021-08-19T09:54:42+00:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , |

PPP forgiveness streamlined – Direct forgiveness option and Covid Revenue reduction score for 2nd round

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published new guidance in mid July 2021 designed to simplify and speed up the forgiveness process for businesses and not-for-profits with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less. The $150k forgiveness application is just a one page attestation with no payroll (or other) support required. The SBA

By |2021-08-13T19:16:46+00:00August 13th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , |
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