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NJEDA SMALL BUSINESS LEASE GRANT PROGRAM

On October 20, 2021, the Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will open applications for the new Small Business Improvement Grant Lease Program.  This is the first of several programs that the NJEDA will be rolling out, as part of the Main Street Recovery Program.  $10 million dollars has been allocated to the Business Lease Program, with Read More…

NJEDA SMALL BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT GRANT PROGRAM

On October 20, 2021, the Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) will open applications for the new Small Business Improvement Grant Lease Program.  This is the first of several programs that the NJEDA will be rolling out, as part of the Main Street Recovery Program.  $15 million dollars has been allocated to the Business Lease Program, with Read More…

SBA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO THE EIDL PROGRAM

On September 8, 2021, the SBA announced major changes to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program.  New COVID EIDL policy changes include the following: Maximum loan cap increased from $500,000 to $2 million Use of funds was expanded to include payment and pre-payment of business non-federal debt incurred at any time (past or future) and Read More…

PRESIDENT BIDEN’S DISASTER DECLARATION FOR NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK

On September 1, 2021 New Jersey and New York were hit with the remnants of Hurricane Ida, which caused catastrophic damages in the state of Louisiana a couple of days prior. Some portions of New Jersey and New York received excessive storm damage due to flooding and tornadoes. On September 2nd, President Biden approved an Read More…

NEW YORK STATE PASS-THROUGH ENTITY TAX

Under new Tax Law Article 24-A, an optional pass-through entity tax (PTET) that partnerships or New York S Corporations may annually elect to pay on certain income for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2021. Individual pass-through entity owners electing to pay PTET who are subject to personal income tax may be eligible Read More…

TAX PROPOSALS FROM THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION & CONGRESS

The Biden Administration’s 3-part economic recovery plan proposal is known as the “Build Back Better agenda”.  It has evolved quite a bit of the last few months but this is how it currently stands. The American Rescue Plan Act The first part of the administration’s recovery plan, The American Rescue Plan Act, was a $1.9 Read More…

EMPLOYERS – ARE YOU LEAVING MONEY ON THE TABLE?

2020 was a very bad economic year for many businesses.  Quite often when you hear the phrase, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help”, the common response would be, yeah right!  But 2020 was quite different.  Congress enacted several pieces of key legislation that greatly helped many small to mid-size businesses. Under the Read More…

NEW YORK STATE ENACTS ITS OWN PASS-THROUGH ENTITY TAX

Governor Cuomo signed the New York State Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget bill on April 19, 2021. Included in this bill is New York State’s version of a pass-through entity (PTE) tax. New York is the final state in the tri-state area to pass such legislation. Similar to New Jersey’s version, eligible entities need to make Read More…

DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR PPP LOAN APPLICATIONS

The U.S. Senate passed legislation (PPP Extension Act of 2021) on March 25, 2021 that provides a 60-day extension for eligible employers to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The House of Representatives approved the legislation on March 16, 2021. The application deadline was set to expire on March 31, 2021, but now Read More…

NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACT OF 2020

On January 7, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy signed the New Jersey Economic Recovery Act of 2020. The law provides for the administration of programs and policies related to jobs, property development, food deserts, community partnerships, small and early-stage businesses, among others. In an effort to bolster development, the Economic Recovery Act creates, among other things, Read More…

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