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New IRS Advanced Child Tax Credit Payments

July 22, 2021 Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, On July 15, 2021 the IRS made the first of six monthly advanced Child Tax Credit payments to eligible taxpayers. These payments are one of the provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and are part of the significant changes to the Child Tax Credit for […]

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NYS COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program

June 10, 2021 Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, New York State has launched a Business Pandemic Recovery Initiative website to highlight some of their business pandemic recovery programs. We encourage you to visit https://esd.ny.gov/business-pandemic-recovery-initiative for more information. We would like to highlight the new NYS Covid-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program. Starting today, small […]

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PPP Important Changes For Schedule C Filers

March 8, 2021 Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, On March 3rd, 2021, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) that provides an alternative method for IRS Form 1040, Schedule C filers to calculate their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan amounts. The IFR now allows Schedule C filers to calculate their […]

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IRS Warns Taxpayers and Tax Professionals Against Scams and Identity Theft Schemes

IRS Warns Taxpayers and Tax Professionals Against Scams and Identity Theft Schemes This year marks the 5th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week-a collaboration by the IRS, state tax agencies and the tax industry. The IRS and the Security Summit partners have issued warnings to all taxpayers and tax professionals to beware of scams and […]

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IRS Finalizes 100 Percent Bonus Depreciation Regulations

IRS Finalizes 100 Percent Bonus Depreciation Regulations The IRS has adopted previously issued proposed regulations ( REG-106808-19) dealing with the 100 percent bonus depreciation deduction. In addition, some clarifying changes have been made to previously issued final regulations ( T.D. 9874). Changes to the proposed and earlier final regulations are largely in response to various comments submitted […]

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Mid-Year Safe Harbor Plan Amendments and COVID-19 Relief

Mid-Year Safe Harbor Plan Amendments and COVID-19 Relief The IRS has clarified and provided relief for mid-year amendments reducing safe harbor contributions. An updated safe harbor notice and an election opportunity must be provided even if the change is only for highly compensated employees. Coronavirus (COVID-19) relief applies if a plan amendment is adopted between […]

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“Get My Payment” Tool Available for Economic Impact Payments

“Get My Payment” Tool Available for Economic Impact Payments The Treasury Department and the IRS have released the “Get My Payment” tool to assist Americans in receiving their “economic impact payments” issued under the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act ( P.L. 116-136). The free tool went live on April 15, and is located at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment. […]

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EIDL/PPP and NYS Dept. of Labor

EIDL/PPP and NYS Dept. of Labor May 5, 2020 Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, Presti & Naegele continues to monitor the latest COVID-19 developments that impact our clients. Below is information we believe may be useful to you. EIDL/PPP While the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program is currently only accepting new applications from agricultural related businesses, the […]

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Further IRS Due Date Changes & Stimulus Payment Information

Further IRS Due Date Changes & Stimulus Payment Information April 14, 2020 Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced Additional Relief for Taxpayers Affected by the Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic (Notice 2020-23). Please see below for a brief summary of these updates: The IRS has extended returns and payments that would […]

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Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program April 3, 2020 Dear Clients, Colleagues and Friends, The most popular program from the CARES Act for small business owners this week has been the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Since being signed into law on March 27, 2020, the program has drawn the attention of most small business owners. The PPP which is being […]

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