Tag Archives: covid

TODAY’S PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INDUSTRY PRIORITIZES ITS PROFESSIONALS

Recent years have seen a surplus of headlines forecasting and preparing for a post-2020 work environment. In 2022, companies are still facing COVID-19 concerns, and the reality is that professional services firms face new and continued challenges that include navigating the tax implications of various work arrangements and attracting and retaining talent amid shifting labor Read More…

NEW YORK CITY: FACTOR PRESENCE NEXUS ADOPTED; PTET ELECTION AVAILABLE FOR 2022 WITH IMMINENT IMPLICATIONS

Governor Kathy Hochul on August 31, 2022, signed into law a bill (S.B. 9454) that, among other things, accomplishes two important tax changes for New York City (NYC): (1) adopting an economic nexus threshold of $1 million and (2) retroactively allowing the NYC pass-through entity tax (PTET) election to be made for tax years beginning Read More…

EIDL BORROWERS RECEIVE ADDITIONAL DEFERMENT

On March 15, 2022, Isabella Casillas Guzman, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration announced that the SBA is providing an additional deferment for existing borrowers of Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL loans).  The additional deferment provides for a total of 30 months deferment of principal and interest payments, from the date of the Read More…

NONPROFITS GEAR UP FOR SUSTAINED OPPORTUNITY IN 2022

2021 was undoubtedly a challenging year. Between drops in funding, canceled events and programs, the onset of the “Great Resignation” and other hurdles, nonprofit organizations had to reimagine operations and prioritize financial health to sustain mission-driven work. Now, they’re faced with a pivotal moment to turn crisis into opportunity. Despite COVID-19’s toll on health and 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…

NEW JERSEY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AGENCY ANNOUNCES NEW FUNDING

On Monday, April 12, 2021, Governor Murphy signed a bill authorizing the New Jersey Economic Development Agency (NJEDA) to issue grants to non-profits and small businesses.  The NJEDA will issue a total of $85 Million under Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program.  The program is intended to provide short-term assistance to 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…

CARES ACT EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDITS FOR NONPROFIT EMPLOYERS

Many nonprofit organizations were forced to shutter or temporarily close their operations under a governmental order as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, while others were forced to severely limit their offerings.  One way to continue to pursue your organization’s objectives is to ensure that you are still able to function, even if only in a limited Read More…

EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT – WHAT’S NEW

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021) was signed into law.  The CAA, 2021 Act greatly expanded the Employee Retention Credit (ERC).  The credit is now available to more businesses and extends the date for wages paid through June 30, 2021. Under the CARES Act, the ERC was available to qualified Read More…