As you may have heard, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows “qualified” people to take certain “coronavirus-related distributions” from their retirement plans without paying tax. So how do you qualify? In… Read More »What qualifies as a “coronavirus-related distribution” from a retirement plan?
Just last week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it has reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program to eligible applicants still struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19… Read More »SBA reopens EIDL program to small businesses and nonprofits
If you operate a small business, or you’re starting a new one, you probably know you need to keep records of your income and expenses. In particular, you should carefully record your expenses in order… Read More »Good records are the key to tax deductions and trouble-free IRS audits
Traditionally, spring and summer are popular times for selling a home. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis has resulted in a slowdown in sales. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) reports that existing home sales in April… Read More »If you’re selling your home, don’t forget about taxes
Just about every business owner’s strategic plans for 2020 look far different now than they did heading into the year. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the economy in profound ways, forcing many companies to recalibrate… Read More »Re-evaluate your company’s competitiveness in a changed economy
The recent riots around the country have resulted in many storefronts, office buildings and business properties being destroyed. In the case of stores or other businesses with inventory, some of these businesses lost products after… Read More »Rioting damage at your business? You may be able to claim casualty loss deductions
If you’re age 65 and older, and you have basic Medicare insurance, you may need to pay additional premiums to get the level of coverage you want. The premiums can be costly, especially if you’re… Read More »Seniors: Can you deduct Medicare premiums?
As you may recall, the Small Business Administration (SBA) launched the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) back in April to help companies reeling from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Created under a provision of… Read More »PPP Flexibility Act eases rules for borrowers coping with COVID-19
Nearly everyone has heard about the Economic Impact Payments (EIPs) that the federal government is sending to help mitigate the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The IRS reports that in the first four weeks… Read More »Did you get an Economic Impact Payment that was less than you expected?
Thanks to affordable technology, more and more companies have been allowing employees to work remotely in recent years. It’s become feasible to procure laptops, set up security protocols, use cloud servers and rely on employees’… Read More »How to succeed at virtual team building
6/29/2012 3:00:00 PM Write a Letter to the Editor Tweet Print This The House on Friday passed a transportation spending measure that would block rules requiring electronic onboard recorders on trucks. The measure â€”… Read More »House Measure Would Block Required Use of EOBRs