Insights: Client Accounting Services

2021 Q3 Tax Calendar

July 29, 2021

2021 Q3 tax calendar: Key deadlines for businesses and other employers Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the third quarter of 2021. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all…

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Employee Retention Tax Credit

Claiming the Employee Retention Tax Credit

July 22, 2021

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is a valuable tax break that was extended and modified by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted in March of 2021. Here’s a rundown of the rules. Background Back in March of 2020, Congress originally enacted the Employee Retention Tax Credit in the CARES Act to encourage employers…

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hobby income

When does a hobby become taxable?

July 8, 2021

Do you have a hobby that pays the bills? During the uncertainty of the last year and a half, many people have turned a hobby into a source of income. If so, that income must be reported on tax returns. Deductions & Reporting The extent to which you can deduct expenses related to the activity…

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Employee Retention Credit

Employee Retention Credit Summary

June 29, 2021

2020 Highlights: An employer becomes eligible if they: can demonstrate a 50% or more decline in gross receipts in any quarter of 2020, compared to the same quarter in 2019 eligibility ends the last day of the first subsequent quarter when gross receipts return to at least 80% compared to the same quarter in 2019…

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Farm Use Valuation

June 29, 2021

The reporting period for Farm Use Valuation is open from July 1, 2021, until September 1, 2021.  Each year the reporting period runs July 1st through September 1st. You may file this report electronically or as a paper copy. You might receive a pre-printed copy from your County Assessors’ office if you filed in 2020.…

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Look at your employee handbook with fresh eyes

May 19, 2021

For businesses, so much has changed over the past year or so. The COVID-19 pandemic hit suddenly and companies were forced to react quickly — sending many employees home to work remotely and making myriad other tweaks and revisions to their processes. Understandably, you may not have fully documented all the changes you’ve made. But…

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The 2020 tax filing deadline is coming up: Do you need an extension?

May 13, 2021

“Tax day” is just around the corner. This year, the deadline for filing 2020 individual tax returns is Monday, May 17, 2021. The IRS postponed the usual April 15 due date due to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you still aren’t ready to file your return, you should request a 2020 tax filing extension. Anyone can…

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Help ensure the IRS doesn’t reclassify independent contractors as employees

May 10, 2021

Many businesses use independent contractors to help keep their costs down. If you’re among them, make sure that these workers are properly classified for federal tax purposes. If the IRS reclassifies them as employees, it can be a costly error. It can be complex to determine whether a worker is an independent contractor or an…

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Business highlights in the new American Rescue Plan Act

April 30, 2021

President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) on March 11. While the new law is best known for the provisions providing relief to individuals, there are also several tax breaks and financial benefits for businesses. Here are some of the tax highlights of the ARPA. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC). This…

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Small Businesses: Cash in on depreciation tax savers

December 3, 2020

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good time to think about whether your business needs to buy business equipment and other depreciable property. If so, you may benefit from the Section 179 depreciation tax deduction for business property. The election provides a tax windfall to businesses, enabling them to claim immediate…

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