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Far-reaching tax overhaul proposed by the Biden administration

President Biden recently announced his $1.8 trillion American Families Plan (AFP), the third step in his Build Back Better policy initiative. The announcement followed the previous releases of the proposed $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan and the Made in America Tax Plan. These plans propose major investments in various domestic initiatives, such as expanded tax credits for … Read more

President Biden details his tax proposals for individuals

President Biden’s proposals for individual taxpayers were outlined in an April 28 address to Congress and in an 18-page fact sheet released by the White House. The “American Families Plan” contains tax breaks for low- and middle-income taxpayers and tax increases on those “making over $400,000 per year.” Here’s a summary of some of the … Read more

Video: Employee Retention Credit Update

H2R CPA Partner, Lucas Rihely, CPA, discusses the Employee Retention Credit, which originated under the CARES Act, and has been amended multiple times since its implementation. Discussion points in this video include: 0:11​ – Overview of Employee Retention Credit 0:55​ – Defining a partial shutdown 2:40​ – Paycheck Protection Program Coordination 3:25​ – Example: Paycheck … Read more

PPP application deadline extended

President Biden has signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021. The new law extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application filing deadline from March 31, 2021, to May 31, 2021, thus providing potential PPP borrowers additional time to submit their applications. The law doesn’t provide the PPP with any additional funding. However, $7.25 billion in … Read more

Make the most of the Employee Retention Credit

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC), which was created to encourage employers to keep their workforces intact during the COVID-19 pandemic, has been with us for a year. But questions about it remain for many employers. With the new American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) extending the credit and expanding eligibility — and the credit worth as … Read more

ARPA provides extensive relief for eligible families and businesses

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The $1.9 trillion law is intended to provide far-reaching relief from the economic and other repercussions of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to funding for testing, contact tracing, vaccinations, education, and state and local governments, the ARPA includes extensive … Read more

The American Rescue Plan Act: Key Features

Congress has passed the latest legislation aimed at providing economic and other relief from the COVID-19 pandemic that has haunted the country for the last year. President Biden is expected to sign the 628-page American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which includes $1.9 trillion in funding for individuals, businesses, and state and local governments. The ARPA … Read more

PPP revisions target smallest businesses

The Biden administration has announced several reforms to the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to bring greater relief to the smallest and most vulnerable businesses. Among other things, the administration is imposing a two-week moratorium on loans to companies with 20 or more employees and focusing on smaller businesses. It’s also changing several program rules … Read more

Video: Net Disposable Income for Pennsylvania

H2R CPA Senior Manager, Steven M. Dotterer, JD, MBA, CVA , briefly discusses how calculations for net disposable income and spousal support depend upon a variety of factors. In this video, he provides an overview of some of those factors and offers some general insight into how H2R CPA’s litigation support team can assist our … Read more