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Get Ready for Shuttered Venue Grants – SBA Will Begin Accepting Applications On April 8

Naya Pearlman, CPA, J.D., LL.M. 3.23.21 | Client Alert As efforts to increase mass vaccination are underway, there are hopes of once again attending live events and venues in the […]

American Rescue Plan Provides New Relief Program for the Restaurant Industry

Joseph Most, J.D. 3.19.21 | Client Alert The latest round of government stimulus, the American Rescue Plan (“ARP”) Act, signed into law earlier this month, includes a new relief program […]

IRS Extends 2020 Individual Tax Filings and Payments to May 17

Ben Westbrook | Director of Tax Operations 3.18.21 | Client Alert The IRS recently announced via a news release that the deadline for the federal income tax filing and payment […]

New York’s SHIELD Act Is More Important Than Ever

Alexander Moshinsky, CPA, Berdon LLP, and John T. Araneo, Managing Director, Align Cybersecurity 3.18.21 | Berdon VISION The SHIELD Act amends preexisting New York laws, creating a broader reach with […]

More Tax Relief Under 1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan

By Naya Pearlman, CPA, J.D., LL.M. and Ken Maeng, J.D. 3.11.21 | Client Alert President Biden is expected to sign into law the American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021. […]

IRS Makes Favorable Changes to PPP Loan Calculations for the Self-Employed

Joseph Most, J.D. 3.9.21 | Client Alert Last week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new Interim Final Rule (IFR) addressing Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan amount calculations for […]

Employers Previously Ineligible for the ERC Due to PPP Loans May Be Eligible to Claim Payroll Tax Refunds

Naya Pearlman, CPA, J.D., LL.M. 3.9.21 | Client Alert Last week, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2021-20, which provides information for employers claiming both the Employee Retention Credit […]

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): Key Facts and Figures

Joseph Most, J.D. 02.25.21 | Client Alert The Small Business Administration (SBA) is currently accepting new Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) applications from all eligible small businesses. Please see our […]

Retirement Plan Relief for Major Disasters

Sanford Stolar, CPA and Wynel Maitland 1.28.21 | Client Alert The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) provides temporary relief for retirement distributions and loans made to “qualified individuals.”  While these […]