COVID-19

COVID-19 resurgence, tight labor market lead to drop in optimism

Although finance professionals are optimistic about their own businesses’ economic prospects, the delta variant’s spread and scarcity of job seekers caused concerns that were reflected in a modest drop in the CPA Outlook Index in the AICPA Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey.

How to retain staff amid surging turnover

Experts theorize that the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to increased burnout and that employees who stayed in their jobs in 2020 now feel more comfortable leaving.

Closing date set for new Shuttered Venue Operator Grant applications

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.

New safe harbor for ERC gross receipts calculation

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.

AICPA guidance addresses SVOG, RRF accounting questions

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.

How CPAs helped save businesses during COVID-19

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.

SPONSORED REPORT

Get your clients ready for tax season

Upon its enactment in March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) introduced many new tax changes, some of which retroactively affected 2020 returns. Making the right moves now can help you mitigate any surprises heading into 2022.

100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.