CARES Act

Employee Retention Credit

Get the Credit You Deserve In response to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the CARES Act established the employee retention credit (ERC) to encourage employers — including nonprofits — to keep employees on the payroll. The credit has been expanded and increased for 2021, but it’s also not too late for eligible employers…

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EIDL

EIDLs Offer Access to Working Capital

If your construction business has struggled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may have received a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan through the Small Business Administration (SBA). But if those funds have run out — or if you have expenses that a PPP loan doesn’t cover — you may want to explore other funding…

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ERTC

Eligible Businesses: Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC)

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 Background Back in March of 2020, Congress originally enacted the ERTC in the CARES Act to encourage employers to hire and…

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erc

Employee Retention Credit Guidance for 2021 Q1 & Q2

The CARES Act created a refundable payroll tax credit called the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for qualified wages paid by an eligible employer between March 13th and December 31st of 2020.  The credit was equal to 50% of qualified wages paid, up to $10,000 in wages paid per employee, with a maximum credit of $5,000…

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May/June 2021 Tax Tips

Are you eligible for energy-efficiency tax breaks? The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) extended certain tax breaks for energy-efficient buildings that were set to expire at the end of 2020. So, now may be a good time for eligible real estate owners and developers to review the potential benefits. First, the CAA made permanent the Section…

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Tax Planning Construction CAA

Tax Planning: Don’t Forget About the CAA

Remember the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA)? It was signed into law on December 27, 2020, providing relief to individuals and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to reducing 2020 tax bills, the act provides several tax benefits for 2021, so be sure to keep it in mind as the year rolls along. Here…

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Businesses provided a lifeline CAA enhances PPP loans and extends Employee Retention Credit

Businesses Provided a Lifeline: CAA Enhances PPP Loans and Extends Employee Retention Credit

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA), passed late last year, provides much needed stimulus and tax relief for businesses hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two of the provisions that business owners likely are most interested in are the $284 billion in funding for forgivable loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), for both first-time and…

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donations substantiation

Did You Make Donations in 2020? There’s Still Time to Get Substantiation

If you’re like many Americans, letters from your favorite charities may be appearing in your mailbox acknowledging your 2020 donations. But what happens if you haven’t received such a letter — can you still claim a deduction for the gift on your 2020 income tax return? It depends. What is required To support a charitable…

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tax season

The Taxman Cometh – Are You Ready?

With the start of the new year, most people are reflecting on the past and making resolutions – while not necessarily thinking about filing taxes, April 15th is coming soon! Tax season does not need to be overwhelming or confusing – if you take the time to get organized and make some plans, it can…

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qualified improvement property

Qualified Improvement Property: Beware of a Potential Tax Trap

In the current economic environment, cash flow is a precious commodity. Construction companies need to make the most of depreciation deductions that can reduce their tax bills. Fortunately, several provisions of the CARES Act can help you do just that.  One of these provisions fixed a technical glitch, retroactive to 2018, that deprived many taxpayers…

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