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IRS issues ERC guidance as Congress mulls early termination

The IRS has published new guidance on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The credit was created in March 2020 to encourage employers to keep their workforces intact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notice 2021-49 addresses various issues, particularly those related to the extension of the credit through 2021 by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The…
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SBA streamlines forgiveness for smaller PPP loans

PPP loan forgiveness 2021

  The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released new guidance intended to expedite the PPP loan forgiveness process for certain borrowers under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The simplified process generally is available for loans of $150,000 or less.  The SBA reports these loans account for 93% of outstanding PPP loans. The guidance comes at…
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PPP loans: What businesses need to know now

PPP Loans

  A critical deadline is approaching for many of the businesses that have received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was created in March 2020 by the CARES Act. If these borrowers don’t take action before the deadline expires, their loans will become standard loans. This could them to be responsible for repaying…
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IRS audits may be increasing, so be prepared

  The IRS just released its audit statistics for the 2020 fiscal year and fewer taxpayers had their returns examined as compared with prior years. But even though a small percentage of returns are being chosen for audit these days, that will be little consolation if yours is one of them. Latest statistics Overall, just…
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There’s More to Business Than Money: Values-Based Goals

Successful business owners often want more than just the maximum amount of money they can get. These owners have deeply ingrained values-based goals that guide why and how they do business. But many of those same owners don’t apply an appropriate amount of weight to values-based goals until it’s too late to achieve them. Some…
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