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PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal Created, Loan Questionnaire Discontinuance Explained

PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal Created, Loan Questionnaire Discontinuance Explained The U.S. Small Business Administration ( SBA) is launching a streamlined application portal to allow certain borrowers to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan forgiveness directly through the SBA. The SBA also is explaining why it discontinued use of Loan Necessity Questionnaires for PPP borrowers. PPP Direct Forgiveness […]

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Experts: IRS Guidance Needed on American Rescue Plan

Experts: IRS Guidance Needed on American Rescue Plan The IRS needs to issue new rules and guidance to implement the American Rescue Plan, experts said on March 11 as President Joe Biden signed his COVID-19 relief measure. “I hope Treasury will say something very soon: FAQs, press release, something. IRS undoubtedly will have to write […]

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Attendance on Demand and Clair announce a new partnership

February 25, 2021 Workforce Management Leader Meets Social Impact Fintech Startup https://finance.yahoo.com/news/attendance-demand-clair-partner-free NORTHVILLE, Mich., Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Attendance on Demand, a leader in workforce management technology, and Clair, a New York-based social impact fintech startup, have announced a vital new partnership to provide free wage advances to more than one million hourly employees […]

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IRS Releases 2021 Inflation-Adjusted Tax Tables, Standard Deduction, AMT and Other Amounts

IRS Releases 2021 Inflation-Adjusted Tax Tables, Standard Deduction, AMT and Other Amounts The IRS has released the annual inflation adjustments for 2021 for the income tax rate tables, and for over 50 other tax provisions. The IRS makes these cost-of-living adjustments (COLAs) each year to reflect inflation. 2021 Income Tax BracketsFor 2021, the highest income […]

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Guidance on Reporting COVID-19 Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages

Guidance on Reporting COVID-19 Qualified Sick and Family Leave Wages The IRS has issued guidance to employers on the requirement to report the amount of qualified sick and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Families First Act) ( P.L. 116-127). This reporting provides employees who are also self-employed with […]

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IRS Addresses Queries on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments; No Return Required for Certain Social Security Recipients

IRS Addresses Queries on COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments; No Return Required for Certain Social Security Recipients The IRS announced on March 30 that distribution of economic impact payments in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic would begin in the next three weeks. On April 1, the Treasury Department clarified that Social Security and Railroad Retirement […]

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IRS Addresses Bonus Depreciation, Related Issues for Post-2017 Qualified Improvement Property

IRS Addresses Bonus Depreciation, Related Issues for Post-2017 Qualified Improvement Property As a result of the retroactive assignment of a 15-year recovery period to qualified improvement property (QIP) placed in service after 2017, QIP generally qualifies for bonus depreciation, and typically at a 100 percent rate. IRS guidance requires taxpayers who previously filed two or […]

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Guidance on NOL Carryback Under CARES Act

Guidance on NOL Carryback Under CARES Act The IRS has issued guidance providing administrative relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( P.L. 116-136) for taxpayers with net operating losses (NOLs). The CARES Act provides a five-year carryback for NOLs arising in tax years beginning in 2018, 2019, and 2020. The Tax […]

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IRS Allows Temporary Filing by Fax for Forms 1139 and 1045

IRS Allows Temporary Filing by Fax for Forms 1139 and 1045 The IRS is allowing taxpayers to file by fax Form 1139, Corporation Application for Tentative Refund, and Form 1045, Application for Tentative Refund, for certain coronavirus relief, a senior IRS official said on April 13. On the same day, the IRS unveiled related procedures for claiming […]

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