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2021 Gifts – Buyer beware of the risk of retroactivity

2021 Gifts – Buyer beware of the risk of retroactivity

From retroactivity to loss of planning techniques, this year we face a unique set of concerns when considering gift and estate planning.
Hospitality industry may find relief in new ERC expansions

Hospitality industry may find relief in new ERC expansions

Despite receipt of PPP loans, hospitality businesses may be eligible for retroactive 2020 and new 2021 credits.
The Real Economy: Volume 75

The Real Economy: Volume 75

We examine government transfers, bridging the return to full employment, gender wealth parity, SPACs and capital markets, and cyberthreats.
Guidance issued for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit

Guidance issued for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit

Notice 2021-20 clarifies retroactive changes made to ERTC and PPP interaction and incorporates several previous frequently asked questions.
Exclusive access period coming to PPP; other changes forthcoming

Exclusive access period coming to PPP; other changes forthcoming

Biden-Harris administration announces changes to PPP including a 14-day exclusive access period for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
New IRS guidance on health FSAs and dependent care assistance programs

New IRS guidance on health FSAs and dependent care assistance programs

Employers can add flexibility to their health flexible spending accounts and dependent care assistance programs per Notice 2021-15.
President Biden’s tax plan

President Biden’s tax plan

Taxpayers should familiarize with Biden’s plan, remain vigilant for developments and position themselves to act at the appropriate times.
PPP forgiveness and expenses: State tax implications

PPP forgiveness and expenses: State tax implications

States may not allow the gross income tax exclusion provided by the federal program, resulting in taxable discharge of indebtedness income.
Employee retention credit significantly expanded for 2021

Employee retention credit significantly expanded for 2021

The Employee Retention Tax Credit was significantly expanded by the federal relief and stimulus package finalized Dec. 27, 2020.
PPP reopening for first draw borrowers Jan. 11; second draw Jan. 13

PPP reopening for first draw borrowers Jan. 11; second draw Jan. 13

Treasury Department and SBA announce reopening dates for Paycheck Protection Program - Jan. 11, 2021 and Jan. 13, 2021.
Game-changing updates to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Game-changing updates to the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients may now qualify for the employee retention tax credit based on new legislation signed.
SBA releases guidance on PPP second draw loans

SBA releases guidance on PPP second draw loans

SBA releases two PPP reopening guidance packages. The second guidance package provides information for eligible second draw PPP borrowers.
SBA releases guidance on PPP continued access program

SBA releases guidance on PPP continued access program

SBA releases two PPP reopening guidance packages. The first round of guidance provides information for new PPP borrowers.
PPP eligibility expanded to certain section 501(c)(6) organizations

PPP eligibility expanded to certain section 501(c)(6) organizations

Year-end stimulus legislation extends Paycheck Protection Program and expands eligibility for exempt organizations.
Retirement plans under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

Retirement plans under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The Act does not lengthen CARES Act COVID plan relief, but offers relief for non-COVID disasters, partial terminations and pension plans.
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