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Help Staffers with Tax-Free Disaster Relief Payments

With the COVID-19 crisis pushing people across the country into financial hardship, it’s natural that some nonprofits want to extend a helping hand to staff members. The good news is that the federal tax code provides a way to make tax-free direct payments to your employees who’re in need with disaster relief. What qualifies Section…

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Section 139: How to Provide Your Employees with Tax-Free COVID-19 Relief

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge in unemployment. And while people who have been furloughed or lost their jobs are among the hardest hit by the pandemic, those who remain employed have also experienced financial hardships. Fortunately, the tax code provides some incentives for employers who wish to provide their employees with assistance,…

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Qualified Disaster Relief Payments Can Include Payments to an Employee

Are your employees struggling to pay everyday items due to COVID-19? There is a way you can help them by providing tax-free payments for assistance and still take a deduction as an ordinary and necessary business expenses.  On March 13, 2020, the president declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency effective March 1, 2020.  This…

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