Entries by Michele Sorice

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Ohio’s Proposed Tax Amnesty Program Offers Settlement Opportunities for Individuals and Businesses with Tax Liabilities

  June 12, 2020 The Ohio House of Representatives has unanimously approved a new tax amnesty proposal (HB 609), would raise revenues for the state and provide relief for taxpayers while Ohio’s economy recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. This program, which is now under review by the Ohio Senate’s Ways and Means Committee, presents opportunities […]

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New Ohio Small Business Relief Grant Program Created to Help Small Businesses Harmed by the Effects of COVID-19

October 28, 2020 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently designated $125 million in funding received from the federal CARES Act for a small business relief grant program (the “Grant Program”). The Grant Program will provide $10,000 grants to Ohio small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the effects of COVID-19. The Grant Program will help […]

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Status Update: Ohio’s Proposed Tax Amnesty Program Offers Settlement Opportunities for Individuals and Businesses with Tax Liabilities

November 2, 2020 In a previous client alert here, released on June 12, 2020, Vince Nardone and Mike Sorice discussed a proposed tax amnesty plan passed by the Ohio House of Representatives set to begin on January 1, 2021. Although the program passed the House of Representatives in mid-May, to date, the proposed tax amnesty […]

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Paycheck Protection Program: IRS Confirms Expenses Are Not Deductible

November 19, 2020 Our firm continues to stay on top of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and its impact on our business clients, and individual owners of flow-through entities. With some very timely guidance, the U.S. Treasury Department and IRS released direction clarifying the tax treatment of expenses where a PPP loan has not been […]

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COVID-19 Economic Relief and the Employee Retention Credit

December 23, 2020 *On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the Act). The Act contains numerous individual, business, payroll, and disaster-related tax provisions that relate to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Act extended and made several changes to the employee retention credit, which we discussed below. the Act’s extension of and […]

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CARES Act Employee Retention Credit – Defining Qualified 2020 and 2021 Paid Wages

February 22, 2021 In response to the economic downturn at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Congress passed an employee retention credit under Section 2301 of the CARES Act. The employee retention credit is a refundable tax credit for qualified wages paid from March 13, 2020, through June 30, 2021, by eligible employers. But, different […]

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New and Temporary Changes to the PPP Loan for Small Businesses

February 26, 2021 The Biden Administration recently announced changes to the CARES Act’s paycheck protection program. The paycheck protection program offers forgivable, low-interest loans to businesses to help meet payroll obligations and keep their employees employed. On February 22, 2021, President Biden announced a two-week window during which only small businesses with fewer than 20 […]