President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021, the newest economic relief package into law, on Thursday, March 11, 2021. The 242 page, $1.9T bill brings a surge of new stimulus funds and legislation to revive the economy after a slow recovery due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which happened a year ago this month.
This month, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a new Interim Final Rule changing the loan calculation formula for specific Payroll Protection Program (PPP) applicants. The sweeping changes apply to self-employed business owners, independent contractors, and sole proprietors, with or without employees.
The challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic have been difficult to manage for many New Jersey-area businesses. The hardest-hit industries include food service, hospitality, entertainment, and recreation, as demand has plummeted since the pandemic began.
Angela Lawrence, Quality Control Coordinator at Klatzkin, contributed to this post. With the calendar turning to January 2021, new standards came into effect that impact taxpayers who use their vehicles for specific purposes or contribute to retirement accounts. Let’s look at changes related to standard mileage rates and retirement accounts in 2021, as announced by […]
The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic last March sharply impacted both businesses and individuals as significant changes to everyday life were mandated to limit the virus’s spread. The combination of stay-at-home orders and forced business closures left many reeling from the almost overnight shifts. Given the magnitude of the situation, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide comprehensive economic relief.
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has provided millions of financial relief to New Jersey and Pennsylvania-area businesses and nonprofit organizations. It was reported by the Small Business Administration (SBA) since the start of 2021 that $133.5B in loans have been issued with an average amount of $73,966. These loans have helped businesses and nonprofits manage through the persistent pandemic.
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, many independent schools have made changes that balance compliance with government orders and students’ educational needs. In doing this, school leaders remain concerned about their institutions’ financial stability, and many are seeking new funding sources heading into 2021.
Many business owners are perplexed by determining whether an individual is acting as an employee or independent contractor. The determination is challenging because there are often confusing federal and state guidelines and because it seems they change regularly. Many are surprised to learn that although an individual may appear to be working in an independent contractor’s role, they are considered an employee by the IRS and state law.
All organizations are required to detail the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on their organization in the financial statement notes. This disclosure requirement is for commercial entities as well as nonprofit entities.