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Expanded Employee Retention Credit

December 31, 2020 by Mitch Giese
Copeland Buhl
The employee retention credit (ERC) was created as part of the CARES Act from March 2020. The latest COVID relief law includes important changes to the ERC and extends the credit through 6/30/2021. Employers must still meet one of two tests in 2021 to qualify for the credit: Full or...
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Second Round of Stimulus Checks

December 30, 2020 by Jerrica Elgin
Copeland Buhl
The COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 was signed by President Trump as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act.  A second round of stimulus checks was included in this new law. Taxpayers are eligible for a rebate payment up to $600 ($1,200 for joint filers) plus $600 for each qualifying...
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - New Legislation

December 23, 2020 by Andrew Leedahl
Copeland Buhl
A new COVID-19 relief package was passed by the House and Senate on 12/21/2020 and is awaiting the President’s signature.  It includes changes to the existing PPP program and approves a second round of the PPP funding. Original PPP Loan Changes The new law includes a long-awaited fix regarding the...
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Families First Coronavirus Response Act - Updated 12/1/2020

December 1, 2020 by Allison Stevens
Tax Services
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, has been signed by the President and includes mandatory paid leave requirements and related tax credits that will affect many small businesses.  These rules were effective April 1, 2020. Required Paid Leave Employers with fewer than 500 employees are now required to provide two...
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