IRS Guidance on Retroactive Termination of ERC

by Phillip D. Zlokas, CPA, Tax Director As discussed in the blog post entitled ‘Changes to the Employee Retention Credit’ (November 17, 2021), the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) retroactively terminated the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) as of September 30, 2021. At the time of the termination, there had been no guidance provided relative … Read more

Tax Proposals Included in the Build Back Better Act

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a crucial part of President Biden’s agenda by a vote of 220-213 on November 19. The Build Back Better Act (BBBA) includes numerous provisions related to areas ranging from health care, climate change and immigration to education, social programs and, of course, taxes. Impact on the deficit The House vote … Read more

Changes to the Employee Retention Credit

by Phillip D. Zlokas, CPA, Tax Director On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). As part of this legislation, certain changes were made to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The ERC was originally enacted in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act in March … Read more

Disasters and your taxes: What you need to know

Homeowners and businesses across the country have experienced weather-related disasters in recent months. From hurricanes, tornadoes and other severe storms to the wildfires again raging in the West, natural disasters have led to significant losses for a wide swath of taxpayers. If you’re among them, you may qualify for a federal income tax deduction, as … Read more

ERC guidance issued by IRS as Congress considers early termination

The IRS has published new guidance on the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The credit was created in March 2020 to encourage employers to keep their workforces intact during the COVID-19 pandemic. Notice 2021-49 addresses various issues, particularly those related to the extension of the credit through 2021 by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The … Read more