Effective January 1, 2021, Wallace Plese + Dreher (WP+D) designated Randy G. Brammer, CPA as the Firm’s new Managing Partner. Mark R. Dreher, CPA, former Managing Partner, remains a partner and will continue assisting businesses with sales, purchases, mergers and acquisitions.
The pandemic relief package (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021) gives a break to the hardest-hit small businesses by reopening the Paycheck Protection Program and offers them the ability to apply for a second loan. The new round of loans will be limited to those with fewer than 300 employees that have experienced drops of at least 25% in revenue during any quarter of 2020 compared with the same quarter in 2019.
Legislation signed into law initiated a multi-year phase-in period for businesses required to file income tax returns electronically. The e-file option was introduced in 2020 for tax year 2019 and is now mandatory for corporations and partnerships for tax year 2020 returns.
On January 6, 2021, the IRS and Treasury Department issued guidance allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result, or be expected to result, in the forgiveness of a covered loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Randy G. Brammer, CPA, selected as a 2021 Arizona Business Leader to Watch, was interviewed by Michael Gossie, Editor-in-Chief, AzBigMedia, about best leadership practices during COVID-19.
Wallace Plese + Dreher has been awarded and recognized on the Forbes list of America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms 2021. In total, 250 companies were awarded the title of America’s Best Tax Firm 2021 and 200 companies were awarded the title of America’s Best Accounting Firm 2021. Wallace Plese + Dreher was awarded titles in both accounting and tax.
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed in late 2017, changed many facets of tax planning, including mergers and acquisitions (M&A). TCJA created a variety of opportunities for mergers and acquisitions and any business considering a future M&A should be aware of the changes.
The Arizona Department of Revenue (ADOR) issued a reminder about legalities surrounding bingo and raffles in the State of Arizona. In the State of Arizona, all forms of online gambling are illegal.
The IRS published a Revenue Procedure and a Revenue Ruling to clarify certain complex and controversial details in PPP loan forgiveness. Read further for a summary of the new IRS guidance.
Americans with certain foreign financial assets have special tax reporting responsibilities. The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires foreign financial institutions and certain other nonfinancial foreign entities report on the foreign assets held by their U.S. account holders or be subject to withholding on relevant payments.
After a year of turmoil and surprises, what will 2021 bring? One certainty is that the federal government is changing a variety of numbers affecting the finances of businesses and individuals.
You need current and accurate financial statements for good business decision-making. Do you understand your financials and what they say about your business? QuickBooks can help you grasp your debits and credits and take charge of your data and financial reports.
Construction companies have an opportunity to save on taxes through Section 179. The deduction can help with the rising expense of labor in light of the skilled worker shortage and contribute to training employees.
The adverse economic impact of COVID-19 has bolstered employers’ interest in supplemental unemployment benefits (SUB) plans. which is an employer-sponsored benefit that provides severance pay to employees who involuntarily lose their jobs such as through layoff, reduction in force, or plant closing.
Every year, under federal law, taxpayers must report certain foreign financial accounts to the Treasury Department. Whether the account produced taxable income has no effect on whether the account is a foreign financial account for FBAR purposes.
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.