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R&D TAX CREDIT FAQS FOR LARGE AND SMALL BUSINESSES

The federal R&D tax credit benefits large and small companies in nearly every industry. Common questions and answers related to the R&D tax credit and those specific to small businesses are outlined below. What is the R&D tax credit? Created in 1981 to stimulate research and development (R&D) in the United States, the R&D tax credit is Read More…

HOW TO PLAN FOR SUCCESSION: PRESERVING, PROTECTING, AND PASSING ON WEALTH

Transitioning Ownership The decisions made regarding ownership of the family office or closely held business may not necessarily be the same decisions that are required for leadership and management. It’s critical to understand and acknowledge the different elements that proper succession planning entails. The family wealth enterprise has three interconnected circles of participation—the family members, Read More…

THE GREAT EXPERIMENT: REMOTE WORK AND THE NEW REALITY OF REAL ESTATE

There’s no question the global pandemic of 2020 quickened trends of the future that were hitting the wall of the present: Employers resistant to allowing employees to work remotely suddenly had no choice as localities enacted mandatory stay-at-home measures. Businesses migrated to remote work on an unprecedented scale – a great experiment, the ripple effects of which are many for real estate.  As parts of the business world adjust to working from home, some are finding multi-year office Read More…

EMPLOYEE SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES TO BE DEFERRED

  On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an Executive Order, for the Treasury Department to issue guidance related to the deferral of Social Security Taxes, for employees.  The deferral will apply to wages that are paid from September 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Not all employees will qualify for the payroll tax deferral.  Read More…

MANAGING COMPENSATION FOR NONPROFITS

By Michael Conover   The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has affected all sizes and types of organizations including the nonprofit sector. Regardless of the type of nonprofit, they have been impacted by: forced office closures, dramatic swings (upward or downward) in demand for their services, actual or threatened loss of revenue, budgetary and staff cuts, Read More…

SBA OPENS MAIN STREET LENDING PROGRAM

On June 15, 2020, the SBA announced that the Main Street Lending Program portal is now open. The Main Street Program provides additional funding to small and mid-size businesses, with relaxed regulations, as part of the CARES Act. The Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) offers eligible borrowers the ability to secure loans ranging from Read More…

OPERATING COST REDUCTION STRATEGIES TO CONSIDER DURING CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND RECOVERY

By Ross Forman In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, operational challenges are among the top sources of pressure for businesses. Unforeseen costs, disruptions in services and, for most organizations, significant material hits to revenue are top of mind as you navigate new issues related to maintaining facilities and business functions. For these reasons, identifying and Read More…

CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF, AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT: MANUFACTURING IMPACTS

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (also known as the CARES Act), a $2 trillion stimulus package intended to help mitigate the economic devastation caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The stimulus is good news for manufacturers, many of whom are struggling given the current economic Read More…

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