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Don’t Forget – Unemployment Benefits are Taxable

by Tracey Hrica, EA Jun 09, 2020

Since March, an estimated 40 million Americans have filed for unemployment. The CARES Act, which passed on March 27th, was an enormous relief to our country’s workers.  This was the first time that many of them feared for their financial security. How were unemployment benefits affected by the CARES Act? This new law did three things: It expanded who qualified for unemployment, It extended the eligibility period, and most note-worth...

To the Relief of Small Business Owners, Congress Approves PPP Loan Changes

by Kenneth Hrica, CPA Jun 04, 2020

Well, it’s as good as official, the Senate approved the House bill that will dramatically modify key forgiveness terms for the Payroll Protection Program(PPP).  The bill, H.R. 7010 passed the House last week, and now all that’s needed is the President’s signature. I wanted to be so happy about this!  I really did, and I am, to an extent.  When talking about the PPP, it seems that for every one piece of good news, there are at l...

Tax Preparation Checklist

by Kenneth Hrica, CPA Jun 02, 2020

We all know that tax day has been pushed to July 15th due to the coronavirus pandemic.  What many of us are forgetting, is July 15th is right around the corner.  If you haven't filed your 2019 taxes yet, take a minute to bookmark this page.  I’m going to give you a list of everything you need to gather to be ready to file your return.  Not every category will apply to you, so just pick those that do, and make sure you have that in...

Spread the Word to Protect Your Loved Ones from COVID-19 Related Scams

by Tracey Hrica, EA Jun 01, 2020

Scammers are taking advantage of the uncertainty, fear, and anxiety that the coronavirus pandemic has caused. Here are three ways they are currently targeting people, especially senior citizens. Phone or in person offers to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccine An IRS agent calling to confirm a stimulus payment Someone at the door offering to swab your nose to see if you have the coronavirus More than 3,600 complaints of COVID-19 scams h...

PPP Forgiveness Application and Related Concerns

by Kenneth Hrica, CPA May 29, 2020

Hello everyone!  We took a little break from writing blogs last week. Things continue to change so quickly that at times it almost feels like we are doing you a disservice by telling you one thing and then following it up a few days later with contrary information. However, with the SBA releasing the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application last Friday, we know many of you are itching for an update, however incomplete i...

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