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Recovery Startup Business (ERC) up to $100,000 if business started after Feb 2020

The Recovery Startup Business shares some similarities with the Employee Retention Credit. Note that there have been numerous updates and clarifications on these refundable tax credits, but if your business meets the requirements, you can obtain up to $100k. Based on the expansion of the definition of Recovery Startup Business (Notice 2021 -49 page 7)

By |2022-06-11T17:11:50+00:00June 11th, 2022|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Employee Retention credit still available – Up to $26k per employee

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a fully refundable credit that targets businesses with employees (w2s) in 2020 and 2021. These businesses must have been impacted by the pandemic, mainly either 1) reduction of sales (50% reduction in 2020 quarter versus 2019 quarter or 20% reduction in 2021 quarter versus 2019 quarter) or 2) partial

By |2022-06-03T15:47:29+00:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Business, Financial Education|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

IRS tips on home office deductions

In the Tax Tip 2022-10, the IRS listed some of the rules and tips to deduct your home office. Note that to claim the home office deduction, taxpayers generally must exclusively and regularly use part of their home or a separate structure on their property as their primary place of business. In some cases, if

By |2022-03-05T03:33:27+00:00February 2nd, 2022|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Closing your business? Communicate with tax authorities

If you are closing your business, you need to communicate to the tax authorities (Federal, State and local) which requires filing a final tax return, pay any liabilities to employees or vendors, pay any taxes outstanding, etc. Additionally, you need to keep the business records for a few years based on the period of limitations

By |2021-11-07T21:51:11+00:00November 7th, 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: , , , , |

Businesses, charities, and others must update responsible party within 60 days of any change

In the IRS IR-2021-161, the IRS reminded that businesses, charities, and others with Employer Identification Numbers must update responsible party information within 60 days of any change. IRS regulations require EIN holders to update responsible party information within 60 days of any change by filing Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party - Business.

By |2021-08-19T15:53:50+00:00August 1st, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , , |

Philadelphia – Business support in the last year

The City of Philadelphia has wrote a post on how the different departments (Commerce, Revenue, etc.) have supported local businesses during the last twelve months of pandemic. We are aware of the continued efforts of these departments through the pandemic, in times of civil unrest, etc. and value all the assistance that they provide to

By |2021-03-15T17:11:23+00:00March 15th, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |

NJ Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program

Governor Phil Murphy and Lt. Governor Sheila Oliver recently announced $5 million in funding for Phase 2 of the Small Business Lease Emergency Assistance Grant Program. This commercial rent relief program grants up to $10,000 for COVID-impacted small businesses and nonprofits located in NJRA’s 66 legislatively designed communities. From today at 9am you can apply

By |2021-02-22T19:26:30+00:00February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , , |
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