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SECURE 2.0: 5 Takeaways for Your Small Business

SECURE 2.0 What’s SECURE 2.0? How will it affect small business owners and their employees in 2023 and beyond? Read on to find out 5 key takeaways and your next steps. It’s no secret that many Americans are falling short with their retirement savings. In fact, 48% of Americans 55+ have no retirement savings at all. Most business owners [...]

2023-01-18T16:28:38-05:00January 18th, 2023|News and Blog|

From Entrepreneur To Intrapreneur: A Psychological Transition

The psychological transition from entrepreneur to intrapreneur can be a complex process. It involves adapting to a new corporate environment and potentially relinquishing some of the autonomy and decision-making power entrepreneurs typically hold. While this transition may have some benefits, such as personal growth and development, it also comes with drawbacks, such as the loss of control and the [...]

2023-01-02T13:16:41-05:00January 2nd, 2023|News and Blog|

Business Relationships like the Tangled Holiday Lights

Organizations are communities built around stakeholder relationships to promote goodwill, trust, support, and enhance performance. As in any connection, there are good and bad moments. Sometimes the relationship fractures, causing frustration, disappointment, and harm to people and the organization. Business relationships become a tangled web of memories, joy, anger, expectations, trust, distrust, wins, and failures. If the negative feelings [...]

2022-12-08T09:07:09-05:00December 8th, 2022|News and Blog|

Getting Prepared for the Year-end Reporting:  A Checklist

Are you ready for year-end?  The end of the fiscal year remains one of the most stressful periods for accounting teams. It is when the finance department has to prepare supplier reports, payroll year-end reports, and other financial reports. The accounting staff will take an average of 25 days to prepare the annual closing report. In addition, this period [...]

2022-11-30T08:15:21-05:00November 30th, 2022|News and Blog|

IRS granted Relief by extending time to file individual and business tax returns affected by Presidential declared disaster areas

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has granted relief by extending the time for certain taxpayers to file their returns. In addition, there are special rules affecting gain and loss recognition from casualty losses incurred in these Presidential-declared disaster areas. The IRS has issued announcements granting relief to taxpayers impacted by Hurricanes Fiona and Ian. The relief applies to individuals [...]

2022-10-23T17:05:50-04:00October 23rd, 2022|News and Blog|

Penalty Relief for Late-Filed Income Tax Returns

Notice 2022-36 provides failure-to-file penalty relief for 2019 and 2020 for the Form 1040, Individual Tax Return, Form 1120 Corporate tax return, Form 1065 Partnership Return, and Form 1120-S Subchapter S corporation return. Failure-to-file penalties will be automatically abated for filed tax returns, and the penalty will be refunded or credited if paid. For returns not filed, the tax [...]

2022-09-07T15:12:27-04:00September 7th, 2022|News and Blog|

Biden announces student loan forgiveness up to $20,000 for qualifying borrowers

President Biden announced a three-part plan to provide more relief to America’s working families as they recover from the impact of COVID-19. President announced new steps to address student loan debt, including forgiving up to $20,000 for millions of borrowers and extending the payment freeze until the end of the year. Borrowers should expect to resume payment in January [...]

2022-08-26T13:47:15-04:00August 26th, 2022|News and Blog|

The Inflation Reduction Act doubles the R & D Credit

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) could benefit many small business startups, allowing them to potentially double the amount they can claim on the research and development tax credit from $250,000 to $500,000 per year against payroll taxes. Existing and expired energy efficiency tax incentives, including 179D deductions and 45L credits, have been expanded significantly. Under current law, small businesses that may not [...]

2022-08-19T17:26:18-04:00August 19th, 2022|News and Blog|

Inflation Reduction Act Highlights

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was introduced last week to help reduce inflation. The bill is estimated to increase net revenues by $304 billion from 2022 to 2031. Tax Provisions The updated draft legislation of the IRA would include the following significant changes, effective beginning after December 31, 2022, unless otherwise stated. The latest proposal does not have some of [...]

2022-08-04T15:28:02-04:00August 3rd, 2022|News and Blog|

IRS introduces new electronic fingerprinting process requirement for practitioners’ e-File applications

Beginning September 25, 2022, the IRS will implement a new process to allow for electronic fingerprinting for tax professional e-file applicants. Tax practitioners will be required to use an IRS-authorized vendor for fingerprinting. Each new Principal and Responsible Official listed on a new e-file application as well as any additional responsible official added to an existing application needing fingerprints must [...]

2022-07-11T08:52:13-04:00July 11th, 2022|News and Blog|
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