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Created: Friday, January 15, 2021

Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program to Begin Accepting Applications Tuesday

The State of Michigan announced a new grant program for small businesses who are experiencing ongoing loss from COVID-19 and the Gatherings and Mask Order. Learn more about the Program in this article.
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Created: Monday, December 28, 2020

Pandemic Relief Package for Individuals and Businesses Signed by President Trump

Congress has passed new stimulus relief legislation which contains multiple provisions to help taxpayers, including individuals and businesses. The President signed this legislation yesterday after almost a week of uncertainty about whether he would or would not sign it. After review and analysis of the new legislation, this article highlights what we believe will be of most interest.
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Created: Monday, December 14, 2020

Michigan Strategic Fund Unveils $10 Million in Grants for Small Businesses

The Michigan Strategic Fund has approved a $10 million grant program to assist small businesses who have been adversely affected by the Coronavirus pandemic.
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Created: Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Should You Go Phishing with Your Employees?

Every business owner is aware of the threat posed by cybercriminals. If a hacker were to gain access to the sensitive data about your business, customers or employees, the damage to your reputation and profitability could be severe.
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Created: Friday, November 6, 2020

Now More Than Ever, Carefully Track Payroll Records

The subject of payroll has been top-of-mind for business owners this year. The COVID-19 pandemic triggered economic changes that caused considerable fluctuations in the size of many companies’ workforces. Employees have been laid off, furloughed and, in some cases, rehired. There has also been crisis relief for eligible businesses in the form of the Paycheck Protection Program and the payroll tax credit.
Created: Friday, October 23, 2020

Standards OverVIEW: FASB Issues Guidance for Not-For-Profit Presentation and Disclosure of Contributed Nonfinancial Assets

The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) recently issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2020-07: Presentation and Disclosures by Not-For-Profit Entities for Contributed Nonfinancial Assets. This article provides a summary of the ASU.
Created: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Simplified Forgiveness Application for PPP Loans Under $50,000

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury Department, recently announced a simpler, more streamlined application (Form 3508S) for the forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $50,000 or less.
Created: Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Employers Have Questions and Concerns About Deferring Employees’ Social Security Taxes

The IRS has provided guidance to employers regarding the recent presidential action to allow employers to defer the withholding, deposit and payment of certain payroll tax obligations.
Created: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

What Happens if an Individual Can’t Pay Taxes

While you probably don’t have any problems paying your tax bills, you may wonder: What happens in the event you (or someone you know) can’t pay taxes on time? Here’s a look at the options.
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Created: Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of President Trump’s Executive Actions

On Saturday, August 8, 2020, the President issued four executive actions to provide relief from the economic strains caused by COVID-19. Of these four directives, one was an order and the other three were memorandums. This article focuses on the deferment of taxes but gives a brief overview of the other three directives as well.