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Articles & Publications

Employee Retention Credit: Calculations, Wages, PPP Forgiveness and More – Guidance for Q3 and Beyond

The IRS released Notice 2021-49 on August 4, which amplifies and clarifies guidance from the two previous Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Notices (see here, and here) and provides additional guidance on the American Rescue Plan (ARP) extension of the. Read More >>

Employee Retention Credit: Have You Checked Your Eligibility Lately?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) under the March 2020 CARES Act encourages businesses to keep employees on their payroll. With this credit now extended through the end of 2021, the tax credit is 70% of up to $10,000 in. Read More >>

Business Meals: IRS Clarifies Definition of Restaurants for Deductible Meals

The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020 increased the business meal deduction for food or beverages provided by a restaurant to 100% for years 2021 and 2022. But there was some confusion surrounding what a restaurant is. Read More >>

COVID-19 VACCINE: TAX CREDIT FOR PAID LEAVE

Last week, President Biden announced that leave taken by employees to receive or recover from the COVID-19 vaccination between April 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021, may qualify for a payroll tax credit under the American Rescue Plan Act. Read More >>

Employee Retention Credit – More Guidance Issued for Q1 & Q2 Credits

In December, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act) modified the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and extended the period to the first and second quarter of 2021. Then in the American Rescue Plan Act. Read More >>

Employee Retention Credit Modifications Under the American Rescue Plan

Our previous advisors touched on additional clarifications and how to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). With the recent American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), the ERC has been extended and additional key changes made. The modified ERC,. Read More >>

IRS Releases Additional Guidance for 2020 Employee Retention Credit

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) were created in the CARES Act under the COVID-19 relief program. Originally, they were separate programs and an employer was only allowed to participate in one program. In December,. Read More >>

Employee Retention Credit: Claims, Advance Payments and Documentation

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) under the CARES Act encourages businesses to keep employees on their payroll. In 2021, the tax credit is 70% of up to $10,000 in wages paid in the first and second quarter by an eligible. Read More >>

Congress Passes Year-End Spending, Stimulus Bill with Tax Extenders

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021) passed Congress on December 21, 2020, and is awaiting the President’s signature. The CAA is 5,500 pages that touch on many areas of tax law, and additional changes could occur as the. Read More >>

Final Rules Clarify Business Meals and Entertainment Deductions

November 6, 2020 Tax Advisor

It’s been more than two years since the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was passed with stricter limitations on business meals and entertainment expenses. Our previous advisor from November 2018 noted the confusion with respect to separating. Read More >>