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Employee Retention Credit Expanded – What You Need to Know

Posted on January 7th, 2021
Employee Retention Credit Expanded – What You Need to Know

In addition to the welcome news for PPP loan recipients that associated qualified expenses are in fact tax-deductible, the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) substantially expands Employee Retention Credit (“ERC”) benefits.  Some employers may now be eligible to retroactively claim the credit on qualified wages going back to March 12, 2020.  We expect many more companies will be… Read More »


Paycheck Protection Program Round 2: The Highlights

Posted on December 29th, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Round 2: The Highlights

After much deliberation, Congress finally agreed to approve a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Included in that amount is $284 billion for a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The new relief package includes: additional funding for new PPP loans the ability to obtain a… Read More »


Forms 1099-NEC, 1099-MISC, W-2, and W-3 Due by January 31, 2021

Posted on December 28th, 2020
Forms 1099-NEC, 1099-MISC, W-2, and W-3 Due by January 31, 2021

Employers and other businesses must file wage statements and independent contractor forms by Jan. 31, 2021. Before the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes (PATH) Act, employers generally had a longer period of time to file these forms. But the 2015 law made a permanent requirement for employers to file their copies of Form W-2, Wage… Read More »


MIP V2020.3 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Posted on December 21st, 2020
MIP V2020.3 IS NOW AVAILABLE!

Dear MIP customers,  We’re pleased to announce that MIP version 2020.3 is now available for download. As a reminder, this release contains high-quality updates such as reporting enhancements, defect fixes, new tools to provide us feedback, and more.  1099 and W2 filing deadlines are fast approaching. Here are the deadlines to efile through Aatrix. W2/1099 Federal, Employee, Recipient deadline Thursday, January 28 at… Read More »


Business Expenses: Accountable vs. Nonaccountable Reimbursement

Posted on December 7th, 2020
Business Expenses: Accountable vs. Nonaccountable Reimbursement

Employees frequently incur expenses in the course of their employment. Some expenses may be reimbursed by the employer, while others may be the expense of the employees. The type of reimbursement plan administered by the employer is important for employees because it can have a significant impact on the employees’ tax liability. The Tax Cuts… Read More »


Update on PPP Loan Management and Forgiveness

Posted on December 7th, 2020
Update on PPP Loan Management and Forgiveness

We our pleased to provide this timely update on the PPP Loan Management and Forgiveness for our clients and the nonprofit community. This is a follow up to our original blog article entitled ‘CARES Act Introduces Forgivable Loans for Nonprofits With Paycheck Protection Program’ One of the changes in the PPP program was that organizations… Read More »


Analyzing Financial Information Using Ratios

Posted on November 19th, 2020
Analyzing Financial Information Using Ratios

Beyond understanding reports, much can be learned from analysis of the information and interpretation of what it is telling you. This tool provides the description and calculation of 14 ratios, including a mix of balance sheet and income statement ratios. Once familiar with these ratios, you can use the Ratio Calculation Worksheet to get started. Nonprofit leaders seeking to… Read More »


Top Indicators of Nonprofit Financial Health

Posted on November 19th, 2020
Top Indicators of Nonprofit Financial Health

Nonprofit leaders have a difficult mandate to constantly balance money and mission, while collecting and sharing data on social and financial performance. With limited finance staff and multiple sources of financial information, it’s no wonder these leaders and their supporters often struggle to tell a clear, compelling financial story that makes sense of all the… Read More »


SBA Releases New PPP Forgiveness Form 3508S for Loans $50,000 or Less

Posted on November 19th, 2020
SBA Releases New PPP Forgiveness Form 3508S for Loans $50,000 or Less

Small Business Administration (‘SBA’) issued the Paycheck Protection Program (‘PPP’) Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508S and instructions for borrowers whose loan is $50,000 or less. The “S” presumably stands for “simple” and upon review, it does seem to achieve this objective compared to Form 3508EZ. Form 3508S consists of two pages: The first page consists of basic information as… Read More »


IRS Launches New Form Replacing 1099-MISC for Contractors in 2020

Posted on November 19th, 2020
IRS Launches New Form Replacing 1099-MISC for Contractors in 2020

For years, businesses used Form 1099-MISC to report calendar-year payments exceeding $600 to individuals who performed business services. These include vendors, independent contractors, freelancers, and consultants. The new Form 1099-NEC will be used to report all payments made to nonemployee service providers, while Form 1099-MISC will narrow in scope, retaining its focus on royalties, health care payments, and other… Read More »


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