Credit reports are now free, every week

If there’s such a thing as a COVID-19 silver lining, here’s one. The three major credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) are making your credit reports free through April 2021. Free access to your credit report is one more tool to help you weather the pandemic storm currently laying waste to economies and individual …

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PPP loan forgiveness application released by SBA

On Friday May 15th, the SBA released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application. The highly anticipated application provides insight and direction for the loan forgiveness process. The application can be found on our web page.  While the application will likely not answer all of the questions borrowers have, the eleven-page document includes the form, …

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PPP loan forgiveness application now available

The SBA released a PPP loan forgiveness application on Friday, May 15th along with instructions on completing the form. The application does provide some clearer guidance on some unanswered questions that people have been struggling with since the program started. There is clarity on how to calculate FTE (full time equivalent) employees, how to calculate …

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PPP loan increases available for partnerships and seasonal employers

Is your Paycheck Protection Program loan not covering as much as you need it to? Some businesses may be able to go back for more. The Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim finale rule regarding PPP loan increases for partnerships and seasonal employers. Don’t miss: SBA clarifies process for review of good-faith PPP certifications …

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SBA clarifies process for review of good-faith PPP certification

In an effort to provide businesses desperately needed help during the COVID-19 crisis, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is administering loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. To streamline the process, qualification certification has been reduced to good-faith certification, but that’s raised several questions. Key among them, exactly how will SBA review borrower’s required good-faith certifications? …

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IRS update: Itemizing deductions on estates and trusts

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was passed, it prohibited individual taxpayers from claiming miscellaneous itemized deductions for any taxable year beginning after 12/31/2017 and before 01/01/2026. After two years, the IRS has finally issued proposed regulations to clarify how the rules on miscellaneous deductions apply to trusts and estates. Don’t miss: What …

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The history of federal estate tax rates

Even though estate taxes don’t affect many people, they have been a hot topic in the political realm after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act doubled the lifetime exemption. Don’t miss: Inherited IRAs The estate tax exemption has seen some extremely significant changes since it was enacted in 1916. At this point in time an …

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Don’t lose unused passive activity credits

When a business is formed, it is typically intended that it will generate profit over time. The ownership group may include investors that are not involved in the day-to-day operations. They are described in the tax code as passive participants in the business (passive activity rules). For more detail on the passive activity rules, see …

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What info can the IRS share with your ex?

I recently had some friends go through a divorce. I watched as they tried to sort through their assets and work out the logistics of taking care of their two children. Even after divorce, they were still curious about what the other one was up to, who they were hanging out with, and what type …

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