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The SBA will stop accepting new applications at the end of next week for the $16.25 billion Shuttered Venue Operator Grant (SVOG) program. The SBA has awarded $8.4 billion in SVOG grants to more than 10,800 recipients and will offer those entities the chance to seek additional funding.
Certain employers have until Nov. 8 to submit a required worker certification request to a designated local agency for purposes of the work opportunity credit.
Under the safe harbor, an employer can exclude certain amounts received from other coronavirus economic relief programs in determining whether it qualifies for the employee retention credit based on a decline in gross receipts.
Shuttered Venue Operators Grants and Restaurant Revitalization Fund grants can pose accounting challenges for practitioners. The AICPA issued guidance that suggests how not-for-profits and private business entities can account for these grants.
The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, passed by the Senate on Tuesday, contains a few tax provisions, most notably it would end the employee retention credit on Sept. 30. It would also require information reporting about cryptoasset transfers.
HR professionals at several CPA firms offer ideas on how to ease teams back into office mode while preserving comfort.
New guidance clarifies the application of the credit to “recovery startup businesses” and the treatment of wages paid to majority owners and their spouses.
Helping employees maintain health and efficiency during a crisis requires flexibility, empathy, and consistent communication. Employers can follow these tips to help employees during a crisis.
Many small businesses were forced to reinvent themselves to survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how CPAs who offer client advisory services helped business-owner clients explore new options for creating revenue.
The SBA issued new guidance intended to speed up and simplify the forgiveness process for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less, which represent 93% of the outstanding loans in the $800 billion program.