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SALT 'Workaround' Approved by IRS

Posted by NJCPA on Nov 10, 2020 11:09:13 AM
SALT 'Workaround' Approved by IRS

The IRS today issued Notice 2020-75, which announces rules to be included in forthcoming proposed regulations. Specifically, the proposed regulations will clarify that state and local income taxes imposed on and paid by a partnership or S corporation on its income are allowed as a deduction by the partnership or S corporation in computing its non-separately stated taxable income or loss for the taxable year of payment, and therefore are not subject to the state and local tax deduction limitation for partners and shareholders who itemize deductions.

The notice describing the forthcoming proposed regulations applies to these types of income taxes starting today, and also allows taxpayers to apply these rules to specified income tax payments made in a taxable year of a partnership or an S corporation ending after Dec. 31, 2017, and before the date the forthcoming proposed regulations are published in the Federal Register.

Updates on the implementation of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) can be found on the Tax Reform page of IRS.gov.

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Republished with permission from the New Jersey State Society of CPAs
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Topics: Government Entities, Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Construction, Professional Services, #COVID-19News

New Relief Available for NJ Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Oct 26, 2020 7:30:00 AM
New Relief Available for NJ Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has announced that an additional $100 million of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding will be allocated to assist in the recovery of individuals and small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This funding comes amid continued restrictions on restaurants and other vital entities.

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

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

Beware of a 100% Personal Liability Penalty

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Aug 4, 2020 11:13:16 AM
Beware of a 100% Personal Liability Penalty

A "100% penalty" can be assessed against a responsible person when federal income tax and/or federal employment taxes are withheld from employee paychecks but aren't handed over to the government.

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

PPP Loans: What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes

Posted by Bowman & Company LLP on Jul 27, 2020 8:15:30 AM
PPP Loans: What You Need to Know About the Latest Changes

In June, legislative measures were enacted creating significant changes for small businesses wishing to participate in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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

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

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

SOC 2:  Breaking Down the Report

Posted by Michael Thilker, CPA, CITP, Senior Manager on Apr 24, 2020 10:00:00 AM
SOC 2:  Breaking Down the Report

In the previous blogs of this series, several aspects of SOC examinations were explored.  This portion will include an in depth look at the contents of a SOC 2 report.

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Topics: Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Professional Services, Healthcare, SOC Suite

SOC for Cybersecurity:  Breaking Down the Report

Posted by Michael Thilker, CPA, CITP, Senior Manager on Apr 17, 2020 10:00:00 AM
SOC for Cybersecurity:  Breaking Down the Report

In the previous blogs in this series, several aspects of SOC examinations were explored.  This portion will include an in depth look at the contents of a SOC for Cybersecurity report.

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Topics: Not-for-Profits, For-Profit Entities, Professional Services, Healthcare, SOC Suite