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2021 COVID-19 Relief for Employers – NC Unemployment Tax Rate Reduction

ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNERS!!! Have you received your UPDATED Unemployment Tax Rate Assignment RETROACTIVE to January 1, 2021? Under N.C. Senate Bill 114, the employer base contribution rate to the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund for 2021 has been reduced from 2.4% to 1.9%. The base contribution rate is one of the factors used to calculate an …

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Five Way to Reduce Engagement Stress

Audit and tax time can be stressful, we get it. Preparing for and working with your accountant until the engagement is complete takes time and effort, in addition to your regular, daily duties of keeping things running. Here are some ways to reduce that engagement-time stress and make the process as smooth as possible.   1. …

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Critical Blood Shortage

Are you able to donate blood to help others? Please support your community and help with the blood shortage during these times of COVID-19. Social distancing protocols are being observed.   Click here to donate to the American Red Cross.   We all thank you for your donation! Source: American Red Cross

American Rescue Plan Act is Passed

On March 11, 2021 – H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 was signed into law. The ARPA will provide financial relief of approximately $1.9 trillion to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments during the pandemic. We want to highlight several tax items that will affect federal income taxes …

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Congratulations Kelly!

Kelly Gooderham, Audit Manager, CPA, has recently earned a digital badge upon completion of the Advanced Single Audit Certification Program. The program is administered by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is geared towards “auditors with seven or more years of experience in performing and reviewing single audits” and tests individuals on …

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Treasury Department and IRS Extend Federal Income Tax Filing Due Date to May 17, 2021

On March 17, 2021, the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021.   Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for balances due for the 2020 tax year due on …

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Which PPP Borrowers Can Use Gross Income?

A new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) rule was issued last week by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). This ruling allows individuals who are self-employed and file Form 1040, Schedule C, Profit or Loss From Business, or Schedule F, Profit or Loss from Farming, to calculate their maximum loan amount using gross income instead of …

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Is Your PPP For Forgiven Loan Subject to State Income Tax?

In 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) Payroll Protection Program (PPP) was created to assist for-profit and non-profit employers in maintaining their payroll during the COVID-19 pandemic. This program provides 100% federally insured loans for certain covered expenses and are normally forgiven in full if employees are retained at salary levels comparable to those before …

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IRS Form 941-x

Form 941-X, Adjusted Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return or Claim for Refund,  is the form employers use to correct errors on a previously filed IRS Form 941. There have been new laws and recent IRS changes making this form necessary. A couple of examples would be a missed tax credit related to COVID for sick …

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