The 2017 TCJA changed rules for meals and entertainment. Recent IRS guidance may clear up some confusion and Arizona business owners should consult with their CPA to make sure they are not violating any rules or leaving money on the table.
As a result of COVID-19, the economy has taken a tremendous hit and many Arizona manufacturers are feeling an impact. Some manufacturers have pivoted to meet customer demand, and more may be able to do so if they can take advantage of technology and increased access to market trends.
One of the most challenging responsibilities for Arizona nonprofit CFOs is managing a budget with financial constraints. Even though it may be needed, financial management software can sometimes seem like a distracting and risky problem. Benefits from cloud-based accounting may outweigh the risks.
As more banks start accepting forgiveness applications, PPP borrowers need to know what to do to obtain maximum forgiveness, including required documentation for forgiveness application forms.
The IRS stated in a September 24, 2020 memorandum, it would treat September 15, 2020 returns and any elections filed on September 17, 2020, as timely if the September 15, 2020 filing was affected by a CCH e-filing system software outage.
In a free two part webinar on September 23 and 30, 2020, hear experts with the Arizona District Export Council (DEC) discuss exporting from the U.S. to Mexico. Learn about the tax benefits from Stephen J. Rodis, CPA, on September 30. Read further for the full agenda and registration details.
While many companies offered options to work from home before COVID-19, few had policies and procedures in place for managing employees. What are some best practices for managing employees working from home?
On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order offering payroll tax deferral until the end of 2020. Deferral would begin on September 1, 2020 and employers could pause collecting the 6.2% employee portion of the social security tax on an employee’s annual wages for 2020.
COVID-19 caused many changes in our personal and business lives, giving us time to rethink our priorities and expectations. Estate planning is one area that has received a lot of attention. Do you have an estate plan in place?
The IRS reached a major milestone by accepting Form 1040-X, Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return, electronically. Now, taxpayers can correct tax returns with fewer errors and expedite processing.
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) reminds taxpayers and business owners to verify their mailing address when filing. ADOR recommends using a standardized address that is fully spelled out and uses the postal service standard abbreviations when filing electronically or registering online.
The IRS is experiencing delays in processing paper tax returns due to limited staffing. Taxpayers are strongly encouraged to file electronically through a CPA or accountant or tax software provider. Paper returns are processed in the order they are received.
Your financial statements can tell you what is happening in your business today and expectations for the future. Knowing how to interpret financial reports gives you insight into your business.
The DOL released additional guidance for workers and employers on how protections and requirements will affect the workplace as companies reopen. Additional guidance will help everyone understand workplace rights and responsibilities.
In March 2020, due to COVID-19, the IRS automatically extended the filing deadline for tax returns from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The extension applied to all individual returns, trusts, and corporations. The Arizona tax filing deadline was also extended to July 15, 2020.
In the past, physician practices were set up as sole proprietorships or partnerships. As the business of medicine and liability risks grew more complex, new entities were created. Arizona medical practices now have a number of entity options.
With many people working from home, you may think you can take a home office tax deduction. The Internal Revenue Code is complex and sets certain conditions on claiming a tax deduction. What deduction is allowable and under which circumstance?
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) and U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (USFCS) are temporarily reducing or eliminating costs of several export services to U.S. businesses affected by COVID-19.
COVID-19 caused many brick-and-mortar entities to strengthen or create their online presence, forcing them to address sales tax complexities they did not have to contend with when sales were local.
According to retirement professionals and researchers, the pandemic will affect Social Security benefits for those born in 1960, due to the complicated formula the Social Security Administration uses to calculate benefits.
Join Stephen J. Rodis, CPA and Mark R. Dreher, CPA in an ASCPA live online webcast on June 20, 2020, about current PPP tax issues and status of forgiveness portion of the PPP loan program, including financial reporting options.
President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 modifying certain provisions related to PPP loan forgiveness. One important modification allows recipients of loan forgiveness to defer payroll taxes.
COVID-19 may have created tax complications for companies with employees working from home in another state. To prevent tax surprises for you and your employees, understanding how to classify wages will avoid penalties and amending tax filings.
The IRS announced an inflation-adjusted increase to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) for calendar year 2021. HSAs are savings accounts that employees can use with a high-deductible health plan to cover higher deductibles and copays.
On May 15, 2020, the SBA published its PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, with instructions, providing some clarity about allowing borrowers to use their regular payroll schedule. Borrowers were concerned about matching their payroll cycle to the testing or covered period in the forgiveness formula.
Arizona Governor Ducey announced retail, including retailers in indoor shopping malls, pools, gyms, fitness providers, spas, massage therapists, and personal services may open on May 13, 2020, with physical distancing and enhanced sanitation.
The Trump Administration extended the deadline for companies to repay PPP loans from May 7, 2020 to May 14, 2020. The decision comes after many groups and organizations requested the administration provide additional time for companies to determine if they would return the funds.
The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform released a poll showing that Americans across the political spectrum believe that employers must have protections from COVID-related lawsuits. The poll shows more than 6-in-10 Americans say Congress should extend liability protections to employers.
The IRS and SBA issued guidance clarifying certain rules about PPP. Whether you have a loan already or preparing to apply, you should be aware of tax responsibilities and disbursement rules.