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BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL PASSES & RECONCILIATION BILL FRAMEWORK STATUS

On Friday November 5th, the US House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684). There are very few tax provisions in this legislation, with more vast changes expected in the upcoming budget reconciliation bill currently under consideration by Congress. Under the new legislation comes the end of the employee retention credit Read More…

FIVE RANSOMWARE THEMES KEEPING DIRECTORS UP AT NIGHT

Spoiler alert: If it isn’t already, cybersecurity should likely be on your board agenda at every meeting.  BDO recently hosted directors and subject matter experts at a regional board roundtables to learn, mentor and network among peers on the topic of ransomware. Here are the top five takeaways from those recent discussions: Increased Risk The global COVID pandemic has created an environment 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…

HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE FAQ ON PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS ISSUES BY THE SBA

On August 4, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Treasury, released frequently asked questions (FAQs), on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) related to PPP Loan Forgiveness. The publication is divided into four sections addressing different aspects of the process to determine how much of their loan is forgivable.   The following Read More…

FINAL REGS ISSUED ON CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTION RELATED TO SALT BENEFITS

On August 7, 2020, the IRS released final regulations (T.D. 9907) regarding the interaction of the $10,000/$5,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deduction and charitable contributions. Your SALT deduction includes real estate taxes, state income taxes (unemployment, disability, family leave, personal property taxes) and local taxes. For tax years after 2017, an individuals Read More…

PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM FLEXIBILITY ACT OF 2020

On Friday June 5, 2020, the President signed H.R. 7010, cited as the “Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020” into law.  The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is part of “The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) that was signed into Law on March 27, 2020.  The new Flexibility Act provided many Read More…

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