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TERMINATION OF THE EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (P.L. 117-58), enacted on November 15, 2021, retroactively terminated the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) for the fourth quarter of 2021. This early termination does not apply if the employer is a recovery startup business, the credit continues to apply to wages paid before January 1, 2022. A “recovery start-up Read More…

SAS 136: WHAT PLAN SPONSORS NEED TO KNOW ABOUT UPCOMING CHANGES TO ERISA PLAN AUDITS

Employee benefit plan sponsors need to begin preparing for the adoption of Statement on Auditing Standards No. 136 (SAS 136), Forming an Opinion and Reporting on Financial Statements of Employee Benefit Plans Subject to ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974). This auditing standard was enacted by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), 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…

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…

TAX TIDBIT: EMPLOYEE VS. INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR

When businesses require additional staffing, they hire either an employee or an independent contractor. For an employee, the employer is required to withhold Federal and State income taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes (which must be matched by the employer), and state unemployment/disability taxes. For an independent contractor, all that is necessary is for the Read More…