The President's four executive actions, including a Presidential Memorandum to defer the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes for some people were taken in an effort to offer more relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action defers the taxes, which means they’ll have to be paid in the future.
Today, many people sell homemade products online or work on some unincorporated sideline venture outside of their regular day jobs. Such activities can generate extra spending money. This can be especially helpful for retired people, stay-at-home parents and those who have been laid off or taken a pay cut during the COVID-19 crisis. For example, [...]
Understanding CARES Act and PPP If your business was fortunate enough to get a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan taken out in connection with the COVID-19 crisis, you should be aware of the potential tax implications. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was enacted on March 27, 2020, is designed to [...]
Starting in 2019, auditors’ reports for certain public companies must contain a new element: critical audit matters (CAMs). The requirement was in effect for audits of large accelerated filers (with market values of $700 million or more) in fiscal years ending on or after June 30, 2019. It goes into effect for smaller public companies [...]
Although the school may look a little different this year, the IRS is advising eligible teachers and other educators that they can still deduct certain unreimbursed expenses on their tax return next year. IRS: Educator Expense Deduction, Topic Number 458. Who is considered an eligible educator: The taxpayer must be a kindergarten through grade 12 [...]
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are strapped for cash. They may find it beneficial to barter for goods and services instead of paying cash for them. If your business gets involved in bartering, remember that the fair market value of goods that you receive in bartering is taxable income. In addition, if you [...]
The extended federal income tax deadline is coming up fast. As you know, the IRS postponed until July 15 the payment and filing deadlines that otherwise would have fallen on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15. Four Retroactive COVID-19 Business Relief Provisions The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which [...]
During the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many people have been working from home, including most accounting professionals. These remote working conditions have altered the traditional audit process. Benefits of technology for remote auditing Fortunately, in recent years, many accounting firms have been transitioning to remote auditing for certain procedures. Specifically, they’ve invested in staff training [...]
Many people are currently working from home to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Your external auditors are no exception. Fortunately, in recent years, most audit firms have been investing in technology and training to facilitate remote audit procedures. These efforts have helped lower audit costs, enhance flexibility and minimize disruptions to [...]
CARES Act contains several tax-related provisions for businesses impacting financial statement reporting, changes aim to help improve operating cash flow.