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Guidance Issued on Payroll Tax Deferral

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Aug 31, 2020 11:29:57 AM
Guidance Issued on Payroll Tax Deferral

On Friday, the IRS released IR-2020-195, effectively providing employers guidance for the Presidential Memorandum (“Memorandum”) to defer certain employee Social Security tax withholding.

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CARES Act Provides 4 Possible Reasons to File an Amended Return

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jun 15, 2020 9:48:00 AM
CARES Act Provides 4 Possible Reasons to File an Amended Return

The $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act delivers good news to individuals and businesses, including valuable tax-relief measures. Some of that tax relief is retroactive. These provisions can affect 2018 and 2019 returns that have already been filed. One retroactive provision can, in some cases, go all the way back to 2013. Some taxpayers that file amended returns may receive a tax refund from prior years.

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Working from Home? Make the Most of the Opportunity

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jun 10, 2020 12:27:54 PM
Working from Home? Make the Most of the Opportunity

Have you been working from home to comply with the social distancing measures related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic? Or perhaps your employer has closed the office and is requiring you to work from home.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services

GASB Continues to Address Practice Issues Arising from COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by NJCPA on Apr 9, 2020 10:00:00 AM
GASB Continues to Address Practice Issues Arising from COVID-19 Pandemic

The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) continues to share concerns about the stakeholder impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The GASB is actively addressing and responding to the evolving situation. We are committed to supporting and assisting stakeholders during this uncertain period.

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Topics: Government Entities, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

Applications for NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program to Open April 13

Posted by NJCPA on Apr 8, 2020 10:00:00 AM
Applications for NJEDA Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program to Open April 13

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will launch the application for its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program on Monday, April 13, at 9 a.m. A link to the program application will be posted on the State’s COVID-19 Business Information Hub. To provide business owners the opportunity to prepare to apply for the loan, a PDF version of the application will be available on Monday, April 6. The loan program is part of a package of initiatives announced last week to support businesses and workers facing economic hardship due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus COVID-19.

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Breaking Down the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act ("CARES Act")

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Mar 30, 2020 3:18:30 PM
Breaking Down the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has already had widespread effects on the U.S. economy. Demand for many goods and services has stalled, unemployment claims have reached record highs, and many academic institutions and businesses are operating online — if at all. Life has changed dramatically across the country.

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Designating a Trust as an IRA Beneficiary

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Mar 19, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Designating a Trust as an IRA Beneficiary

Since an individual retirement account (IRA) can often represent a large percentage of an individual’s assets, an essential question that many clients face is who to name as the beneficiary of their IRA accounts. There are a number of reasons why a client may wish to consider naming a trust as the beneficiary, rather than an out­right distribution to an individual. This ensures that the assets in the account remain available and the account’s investment earnings continue to accumulate tax free while they are in the account. Nonetheless, careful attention must be taken to ensure that these assets receive the appropriate tax treatment and are protected from creditors, including future ex-spouses.

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Should You Pay Down Your Home Mortgage Early?

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Mar 12, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Should You Pay Down Your Home Mortgage Early?

If you routinely have extra cash on hand after paying off your monthly bills, you might want to consider paying down your home mortgage balance faster than is required under your loan agreement. This can be a powerful way to invest surplus cash. But it's not right for everyone.

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Understanding and Preventing Employee Theft

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Feb 27, 2020 11:00:00 AM
Understanding and Preventing Employee Theft

Employee theft in the workplace is a serious problem for employers: 75 percent of employees have stolen from their employer at least once, and businesses lose 5 percent of their annual revenue to employee fraud, theft and abuse. Employee theft is a crime that is costing U.S. businesses $50 billion annually, but even more shocking is that employers think they are immune from such a crime.

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FAQs about Home Office Deductions

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Feb 13, 2020 2:30:00 PM
FAQs about Home Office Deductions

In the past, home office deductions were available to a wide range of taxpayers, including certain employees who worked from home. But the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) has effectively eliminated home office deductions for employees through 2025. Fortunately, many self-employed individuals can still claim deductions — even if they don't itemize deductions on their tax returns.

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