by Jeff Wolstoncroft On Thursday, July 16, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $50 million in grant funding to help employers provide hazard pay to employees in life-sustaining occupations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be received between July 16, 2020 and July 31, 2020. Complete details of the program and a link … Read more
Kieran O’Dea, CPA, Partner at H2R CPA, discusses the complex application and forgiveness process for the Paycheck Protection Program, and what we know and have learned so far. View the video here.
Jeff Wolstoncroft, CPA, Senior Manager at H2R CPA, provides insight in regard to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Full-Time Equivalent. View video here.
The CARES Act was enacted in an attempt to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, it extends favorable tax treatment to qualified individuals who take so-called “coronavirus-related distributions” (CRDs) from IRAs, 401(k) plans and certain other retirement plans. Specifically, the CARES Act waives the 10% early distribution penalty for CRDs … Read more
This H2R CPA webinar was presented live on June 29, 2020. The webinar recording can be accessed here. A PDF of the webinar presentation can be accessed here. Webinar Summary Over the past few decades, telecommuting has slowly grown as technological advancements allowed for a better Work From Home (WFH) experience, but most corporate professionals continued … Read more
The U.S. Senate has passed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which loosens several of the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP’s) more onerous restrictions regarding loan forgiveness. President Trump has signed the bill into law. The new law follows the May 22, 2020, release of an interim final rule from the U.S. Department … Read more
Lucas Rihely, CPA, Partner at H2R CPA, provides insight in regard to considerations for Federal estimated tax payments for 2019 and 2020 due to COVID-19. View the video here.
This H2R CPA webinar was presented live on May 27, 2020. The webinar recording can be accessed here. A PDF of the webinar presentation can be accessed here. Webinar Summary School board members and leadership continue to manage the effects of COVID-19. From remote teaching to canceling graduation ceremonies, the state of confusion is more likely … Read more
by Jeff Wolstoncroft, CPA The following is a summary of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness (5/22/2020): Payroll costs are on a cash basis on the front end of the 8 weeks and accrual basis for the final pay of the 8 weeks, for forgiveness. Meaning the payrolls paid during … Read more
The IRS recently released the 2021 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). HSA basics An HSA is a trust created or organized exclusively for the purpose of paying the “qualified medical expenses” of an “account beneficiary.” An HSA can only be established for the benefit of an “eligible individual” who is covered under a … Read more