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PPP Forgiveness Rules Changed- Again!

On June 3, 2020, the Senate passed the House version of the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act. This bill will expand the provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program in several key ways to make it easier for small businesses to qualify for forgiveness. Here is...

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Application now available

The SBA has released their initial application and instructions to apply for forgiveness for the PPP loan. Many of our clients have participated in this program. There has been a lot of rumor and speculation about how the forgiveness process will work. As formal...

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Individual Stimulus Payment Update

Many clients have been asking for information on how to update their personal information for the stimulus payments and to check on the status of their payment. There are two options to be aware of: If you were not required to file for...

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Tax Credits for Employers, Part 1- Employee Sick Pay

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) includes provisions that help employers provide paid sick leave to employees. Starting 4/2/20, and subject to some limitations and exceptions, employers with fewer than 500 employees must provide both paid and unpaid public health agency emergency leave...

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April 15 update

Our previous blog post discussed April 15 extensions after IRS issued Notice 2020-17. These relief provisions were expanded upon in IRS Notice 2020-18. This notice again formally extends the 2019 tax season filing deadline until July 15, 2020. This applies to all taxpayers with...

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April 15 tax extension

As the impact of the Coronavirus has spread, many people have been asking for guidance about how this might impact your 2019 taxes. On March 13, the President issued an emergency declaration that empowered IRS to extend deadlines for affected taxpayers. In this instance,...

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SECURE Act could require amended returns

The SECURE Act was signed into law on December 20, 2019. While the biggest news from this Act are the changes to retirement plans, including increasing the age at which RMDs begin and removing restrictions for IRA contributions, one of the lesser covered effects...

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A New Decade

The New Year has arrived and so too has the beginning of a new decade here at Watson & Associates. Today it is necessary to reflect on how far we have come while also sharing a little more on where we are going. We...

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