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Working from Home Successfully

Whoever said, "May you live in interesting times" is getting their wish! Many of us are juggling work, schooling our children, and managing the stress of the pandemic all within the confines of our homes. Here are some tips for managing all those new aspects of our interesting times. Making the transition to work from home can be challenging. Here…

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Practice Prudent Spending of Your Paycheck Protection Program Proceeds

The Paycheck Protection Program is the most talked about business provision of all the recent COVID-19 legislation. Many small businesses have applied and received loan proceeds intended to keep people employed during this economic downturn. It's a great program - but be sure you follow the rules, because there's a warning attached. The SBA issued their "interim final rule" (yes,…

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Sick and Family Leave Documentation and FAQs

There are three different types of leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), each with a different duration, pay rate and eligibility criteria. The FFCRA’s paid leave provisions are effective April 1, 2020 and apply to leave taken between April 1 and December 31, 2020. Only businesses with fewer than 500 employees within the United States are subject…

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Tax Due Date Changes and What They Mean to You

As you probably know, the due date for filing 2019 federal and state income tax returns (for Kansas and Missouri, at least) has been postponed from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The due date for federal estimated tax payments (as well as Missouri) has been postponed to July 15, 2020. The Kansas due date remains April 15, but the…

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Business and Individual CARES Act Resources

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which includes provisions for both businesses and individuals. The purpose of this post is to provide you with a high level overview of this legislation, explain how it integrates with previous COVID-19 legislation, and to direct you to links with additional details. As more…

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COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave Provisions

This page was last updated 4/8/20 at 2:30 p.m. and will be updated as new information becomes available. DOL Notice and Reference Guides Affected employers should also post this notice about the new paid leave provisions in a place where employees are likely to see it. Normally this would be in the same spot as your other labor law posters,…

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COVID-19 Payroll and Tax Resources

This page is intended to be a "one stop shop" for payroll and tax resources that businesses need in order to stay on top of emerging legislation and guidance. Many governmental entities have established COVID-19 web pages listed below. Each heading is a clickable link that will take you to the appropriate page. We will update this page as new…

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Tax Update: Thursday, March 19, 2020

As expected, the President has now signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which passed the House last week and the Senate late yesterday. It's anticipated that there will be additional legislation providing guidance and relief as we navigate these unprecedented times. Tax Payment Due Dates First, additional information about what we told you yesterday. The IRS has now issued Notice 2020-17,…

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COVID-19 Tax Relief Legislation Still Pending

President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin held a press conference today (3/17/20) with a proposal to extend the tax deadline. While there's a lot of talking going on, right now nothing has changed and individual federal income tax returns are still due April 15. We're closely watching this story and will let you know once any proposals become official.…

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