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New PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released

Posted by NJCPA on Jul 8, 2020 12:40:26 PM
New PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released

On June 17th, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, posted a revised, borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application implementing the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.  

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, #COVID-19News

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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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

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

How to Plan for a PPP Audit

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jun 8, 2020 10:15:00 AM
How to Plan for a PPP Audit

The Small Business Administrator Jovita Carranza and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin recently announced that recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $2 million or more should expect an audit if they apply for loan forgiveness. Here are some tips to position your small business or not-for-profit organization to receive the maximum allowable forgiveness, as well as to prepare for the subsequent government audit.

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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, #COVID-19News

Reminder: Three New Tax Credits Are Available to Many Businesses Hit by COVID-19

Posted by NJCPA on Jun 5, 2020 12:01:55 PM
Reminder: Three New Tax Credits Are Available to Many Businesses Hit by COVID-19

The IRS today reminds employers affected by COVID-19 about three important new credits available to them.

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Topics: Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Healthcare, #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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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

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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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, #BowmanGivesBack, Funeral Homes, Construction, Professional Services, Healthcare, Federal Services, #COVID-19News

Tips for Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

Posted by Michael Thilker, CPA, CITP, Senior Manager on Jan 14, 2020 2:59:40 PM
Tips for Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

Internet-connected devices or Internet of Things (IoT) devices are popular holiday gifts. Now that the holidays are over, our shiny new tablets, phones, smart TVs, watches, and toys are providing hours of entertainment. Before the boxes and instruction manuals are long gone, it is the perfect time to make sure they are secure! These devices usually require personal and/or financial information to complete setup, which includes sending that information over the internet. Without thinking about it, we put in a credit card number or create a password in our haste to play with our new toy or satisfy an impatient child. Security of this sensitive information now resides with the manufacturer or service provider who is charged with keeping it safe from a cyberattack. Attacks and breaches happen every day and are frequently in the news.

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

In Memoriam - Thomas P. Duffy: 1929 - 2020

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jan 10, 2020 2:37:11 PM
In Memoriam - Thomas P. Duffy: 1929 - 2020

Bowman & Company LLP extends its heartfelt condolences on the passing of our retired Partner, Thomas P. Duffy.

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

Tips for Keeping your Funeral Home's Finances in Order

Posted by Megan Dovie, CPA, Manager on Aug 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM
Tips for Keeping your Funeral Home's Finances in Order

Good financial management is critical to running a successful funeral home. Here are some quick tips to help ensure you're operating at your best:

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Topics: Funeral Homes