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Hobby activities versus business – Profit purpose?

The IRS as part of their Tax Tip 2021-94 provided more clarification on the hobby activity and how to report hobbies (Schedule 1, Form 1040, line 8). Note that the IRS might disregard expenses on a business if they consider that it is a hobby or just for the purpose of offset other income and

By |2021-07-13T18:20:42+00:00July 15th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |

IRS reminds us good tax planning requires good recordkeeping

The IRS in their COVID Tax Tip 2021-89 communication reminds us that "The first step of good tax planning is good recordkeeping."  We always recommend to 1) use checks, credit cards and debit cards for your expenses, so there is no need of keeping all the bills and invoices, 2) do not commingle - separate

By |2021-07-13T18:11:54+00:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |

NJEDA Pre-registration for Phase 4 closing soon

Pre-registration will be open until Wednesday, June 30th, at 5:00 p.m. EDT (Started on May 26, 2021). Applications will become available following the pre-registration period, as pre-registered applicants will be asked to return to https://programs.njeda.com/en-US/ to complete an application based on the following schedule: Restaurants (Food Services and Drinking Places, NAICS begins with 722), Child

By |2021-06-25T16:38:04+00:00June 25th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |

Debunked IRS myth – Taxpayers file late and do not pay their taxes (Wrong: 98% of tax revenue is voluntary)

From the Issue Number: CL-2021-17, the IRS featured the IRS Commissioner, Charles Rettig, discussing how taxpayers who file and pay on time play a vital role in the tax system. “More than 98 percent of the tax revenue collected by the IRS comes in voluntarily from taxpayers. When you do your part by filing your

By |2021-05-19T20:04:56+00:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , |

Some major companies paid zero Federal taxes versus small businesses

In April 2021, there was a report from Fortune media listing some of the companies that paid zero in their 2020 tax return. There are different options on the tax code allowing those companies to avoid paying taxes, such as international transactions, real estate investments, research and development, etc. Note that even if the federal

By |2021-05-19T19:30:16+00:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

New York State has approved their Pass through Entity Tax (PTET)

The New York PTE tax follows several other states in availing itself of the IRS’ guidance in Notice 2020-75, which permits the use of PTE tax regimes like New Jersey and Connecticut previously. With the new PTE tax in place, eligible entities that elect to be taxed at the entity level will now be able

By |2021-05-05T22:18:10+00:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Business, Individuals|Tags: , , , , , , |

The SBA PPP is closed (no more funds)

Last night, the SBA PPP portal was closed to the financial institutions. No more applications were able to be submitted today. The question is what will happen to the applications submitted but not yet approved. Note that there are around $8 billions on the side for minority groups and around $6B for applications with error

By |2021-05-05T21:32:57+00:00May 5th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |

Application Opening TODAY for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Established under the American Rescue Plan, and signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11, 2021, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund provides a total of $28.6 billion in direct relief funds to restaurants and other hard-hit food establishments that have experienced economic distress and significant operational losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program

By |2021-05-04T16:31:46+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |

Paid leave to employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines

American Rescue Plan tax credits available to small employers to provide paid leave to employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines and that credit should be claimed in the 941 Employer's Quarterly Federal Tax Return. We recommend business owners to reach out to the payroll department or payroll company to get advantage of this tax credit. For further

By |2021-04-24T18:22:34+00:00April 24th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Restaurant Revitalization Fund (Grant) – Client communication

Last week, the SBA made a press release of the SBA Restaurant Revitalization Fund which will be available to restaurants and similar businesses  - https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/covid-19-relief-options/restaurant-revitalization-fund As of right now, the sample application is 16 pages long and it requires a high level detail on several areas. From the information available so far, the funds will be provided as a

By |2021-04-23T17:00:49+00:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , |
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