Clarification of deductibility of PPP expenses

The Paycheck Protection Program has been a hot topic for the last few weeks, with restaurants and other small businesses everywhere scrambling to get their slice of over $650 billion in SBA loans. Providing these loan proceeds are used for approved purposes such as payroll costs, employee healthcare benefits, rent, utilities and interest on existing …

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You lost money but still got a tax bill. Why?

You have an interest in a business that lost money, but when you get your final tax return you are surprised to see you still owe taxes. What happened? Well your business or businesses may have been subject to the passive activity loss rules, with losses being carried forward to future years instead of taking …

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Paycheck Protection Program – round two

After the initial $349 billion funding of the Paycheck Protection Program dried up in record time early this month, congress has approved and the president has signed into law a second round of relief that includes an additional $310 billion of funding for the small business lifeline program. Many restaurants applied the first time around …

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Top 10 tax planning tips for 2020

A new decade is well underway, and below are ten top tax tips (say that five times fast) to make sure this year is your most tax-savvy to date! Don’t miss: Resources for restaurants during COVID-19 crisis Review your compensation – if your restaurant is owned in an S Corporation, you may want to review …

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Resources for restaurants during COVID-19 crisis

Struggling to keep your restaurant and employees from becoming another victim of COVID-19? Here are some resources to help keep everyone’s head above water. Another Round, Another Rally provides grants along with emergency funding for companies and individuals in the hospitality industry. The company is providing $500 grants to applicants through Visa gift cards, Venmo, …

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COVID-19 Tips for Restaurants

Struggling to think of ways to keep your restaurant business going during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis? Here are some ideas we hope will help. Check with your state and local governments to see if they have any disaster loans or grants. Offer discounted gift cards. Pare down your menu to favorites and easy to reheat …

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How does the Families First Coronavirus Emergency Response Act affect your restaurant business?

By now you’ve heard the Families First Coronavirus Emergency Response Act mandates sick time pay, and you’re probably wondering how that affects restaurant owners. You’ve been dealt multiple blows in the coronavirus pandemic. First, your business was affected by social distancing. Then state and local governments started asking (and in some places mandating) you stop …

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Dine-in closed during coronavirus outbreak

It’s official. Governments across the country are closing bars and moving restaurants to take out, delivery and drive-thru only. Colorado and California restaurants closed their dining rooms earlier this week and certain parts of Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson) are also shifting down as of March 17. Don’t miss: handling reviews As restaurant owners, you must …

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When you need a financial audit and what to expect

There are many reasons why business owners might consider having a financial audit performed. Financial audits enhance the perceived quality of the information communicated in your financial statements, which enables you to use your financial statements as a tool for running your business and to provide reliable financial information to outside parties. Although financial audits …

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Deterring restaurant turnover

Employers incur costs to recruit, hire and train new employees. Typically, these turnover costs in the restaurant industry can range anywhere from $3,000-5,000 or more, depending on the level of employee. So high turnover can be detrimental to any restaurant and business. There are some things that can be done that might help reduce turnover. …

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