Will work from home continue?

A common question as we have spent the last year working from home and being very cautious about visiting public places, including our own office. How have government agencies handled this transition to work from home? Don’t miss: Don’t forget about GASB 84! There is a wide range in what our clients have experienced and …

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Community property and tax exempt unemployment compensation

Becoming suddenly unemployed was an unfortunate first-time experience for many during the COVID pandemic. While the worst of it seems to be behind us, at least in the United States, there are many ongoing reasons for losing one’s employment. Preserving your income and assets during periods of unemployment is important and that includes doing what …

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Identity theft and form 1099-G

During COVID, millions of Americans lost their job or worked fewer hours, prompting many to apply for unemployment benefits. During tax season, people received form 1099-G from their respective states presenting the amount of unemployment benefits they received in 2020. Some people received a 1099-G, but had not applied or received unemployment benefits. The IRS …

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COVID-19 funeral assistance available

One of the tragic and rarely talked about consequences of the pandemic has been the added financial burden families have had to shoulder after suffering the loss of a loved one to COVID-19. For many who were struggling before the pandemic or may have also suffered economic hardship due to the pandemic, this added expense …

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IRS refunding taxes paid on pandemic unemployment

Good news for those of you who collected pandemic unemployment last year and already filed your 2020 taxes. You might be getting a refund! The American Rescue Plan Act enacted in March made unemployment benefits up to certain thresholds tax free. The IRS recently announced beginning in May it will begin issuing automatic refunds for …

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Will it ever be the same – One year later

About a year ago I drafted a blog titled ‘Will it ever be the same again?’ where I discussed how investor, cash flows, and growth expectations will impact valuations of privately held companies in the COVID-19 environment. One year later, let’s check how that blog aged over the past year (*spoiler alert* my expectations of …

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What’s in the 2020 Compliance Supplement Addendum for you?

Every year the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) releases one Compliance Supplement which is typically used by auditors to perform single audits. But for 2020, there were two. On Dec. 22, 2020, the OMB released the Addendum to the 2020 Compliance Supplement, which is effective for audits of fiscal years ending June 30, 2020, …

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Does a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant = a Single Audit?

Many arts and cultural nonprofit organizations will be applying for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) in early April. The SVOG was established by the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act. Organizations can apply to the SBA to receive a grant up to 45% of their gross earned revenue up to …

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Filing deadline extension pushes other tax deadlines

You’ve probably already heard in response to the continuing pandemic the Internal Revenue Service and the state of Arizona extended the file date for individuals from April 15 to May 17, 2021. This filing deadline extension pushes deadlines for other tax issues, giving you an extra month to make any additional IRA contributions and bulk …

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