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The Importance of Inventory Management

October 25, 2020

Inventory management is especially important this year. As year-end draws near, many businesses will be not only be generating their fourth-quarter financial statements but also looking back on the entire year’s financials. And what a year it’s been. The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic fallout have likely affected your sales and expenses, and you’ve probably noticed…

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Social Security Wage Base Increases For 2021

October 20, 2020

If your small business is planning for payroll next year, be aware that the “Social Security wage base” is increasing. The Social Security Administration recently announced that the maximum earnings subject to Social Security tax will increase from $137,700 in 2020 to $142,800 in 2021. For 2021, the FICA tax rate for both employers and…

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New PPP Forgiveness Guidance

October 20, 2020

The October 8, 2020 guidance released by the SBA and Treasury dept. deals with several anticipated PPP updates to simplify the forgiveness processes for PPP loans of $50,000 or less, and clarify lender responsibilities of the review of borrower documentation of eligible costs for forgiveness in excess of a borrower’s PPP loan amount. Changes for…

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Business website costs: How to handle them for tax purposes

October 8, 2020

The business use of websites is widespread. But surprisingly, the IRS hasn’t yet issued formal guidance on when Internet website costs can be deducted. Fortunately, established rules that generally apply to the deductibility of business costs, and IRS guidance that applies to software costs, provide business taxpayers launching a website with some guidance as to…

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FFRCA Employer Paid Leave Requirements

October 1, 2020

As county and state officials decide how and when to bring students back into the classrooms, employers should familiarize themselves with new paid family leave legislation and tax credits. Under FFRCA legislation, private sector employers with fewer than 500 employees and certain public sector employers are required to provide paid leave to eligible employees affected…

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Addressing Debts

Surviving the Downturn: Addressing Debts

September 29, 2020

Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC is pleased to publish this four-part series providing guidance to the energy sector as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Tricia Clark, CPA Energy Group Member Here at Suttle & Stalnaker, we know what the recent market conditions and COVID-19 have done to your business operations. All sectors of the…

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COVID-19 Tax Implications: Working from Home and Collecting Unemployment

September 23, 2020

COVID-19 has changed our lives in many ways, and some of the changes have tax implications. Here is basic information about two common situations. Working from Home. Many employees have been told not to come into their workplaces due to the pandemic. If you’re an employee who “telecommutes” — that is, you work at home,…

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Pending Paycheck Protection Program Items

September 22, 2020

Suttle & Stalnaker, PLLC is committed to helping our clients manage the ever-emerging Paycheck Protection Program provisions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. As banks begin to send out more communications, we would like to update you on the issues as we see them. Issues being monitored: Forgiveness Applications: Banks are beginning to send out their…

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CARES Act: Changes to Excess Business Losses

September 17, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act made changes to excess business losses. This includes some changes that are retroactive and there may be opportunities for some businesses to file amended tax returns. If you hold an interest in a business, or may do so in the future, here is more information about…

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Nanny Tax

More parents may owe “nanny tax” this year, due to COVID-19

September 14, 2020

In the COVID-19 era, many parents are hiring nannies and babysitters because their daycare centers and summer camps have closed. This may result in federal nanny tax obligations. Keep in mind that the nanny tax may apply to all household workers, including housekeepers, babysitters, gardeners or others who aren’t independent contractors. If you employ someone…

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