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Health Savings Account Limits for 2021 and Why You Should Consider Having One

Each year, the dollar limits for many employee benefits and tax-related items are updated for inflation. Usually that happens in November for the next calendar year, but the update for HSAs occurs earlier in the year, and here they are: Health Savings Account (HSA) Contributions for 2021 An individual with self-only coverage under a high deductible health plan can contribute…

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PPP Forgiveness Guidance Released

The first of the long-awaited guidance on PPP loan forgiveness has now been released by the Small Business Administration (SBA). The PPP Forgiveness Application provides step by step instructions to walk you through the process. There aren’t any surprises in this document, but there is some welcome clarification: Payroll Period One of the most frequent questions we’ve received is whether…

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PPP and Economic Impact Payment Update

Paycheck Protection Program Well, it's been more than 6 weeks since the CARES Act was signed, issuing in a new set of acronyms we're now all familiar with. If you hear "PPP" now, you automatically know it's the Paycheck Protection Program, right? And attempting to comply with the PPP is probably top of mind for most small business owners right…

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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 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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Tax Due Dates for March 2020

Monday, March 2 Large food or beverage establishments: file Form 8027, Employer's Annual Information Return of Tip Income and Allocated Tips. File Form 2290, Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax Return and pay the tax for vehicles first used in January. Farmers and fishermen: File Form 1040, Individual Income Tax Return and pay any tax due. However, you have until April 15…

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Freelancing? Keep Up With Tax Rules

Whether it's for the independence, flexible schedules, or the opportunity to do what you love, many of us have gone out on our own as part of the new "gig economy." We often think of freelancers as people who are writers, graphic designers, or software coders who work from the local coffee shop. But in our increasingly connected world, the…

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