COVID-19 Relief Bill Provisions Affecting Individuals

Posted by Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, AEP (Distinguished) Since March, BLS has been keeping our clients and friends apprised of new legislation and changes that have occurred due to COVID-19. This edition of our BLS Important Update is an overview of key provisions in recent COVID relief legislation (COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (the Act) and the Taxpayer Certainty … Continued

Two Key Provisions of the COVID-19 Relief Bill – PPP and ERC

Posted By: Jonathan Patterson, CPA, CVA The COVID-19 Relief Bill was signed by President Trump on Sunday, December 27 and BLS prepared COVID-19 Relief Bill – What we know so far, which provided highlights of significant sections of the bill. There are two key provisions within the COVID-19 Relief Bill – Second Round PPP Loans and Extension of Employee Retention … Continued

COVID-19 Relief Bill – What we know so far

Posted by Jonathan A. Patterson, CPA, CVA and Michael D. Kelly, CPA On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed into law $900 billion in COVID-19 Relief and $1.4 trillion in government funding. The over 5,500 page bill combines financial relief for individuals, businesses, and nonprofits and includes many new provisions that are important for our clients and friends to be … Continued

Form 1099-NEC Additional Clarification

Posted by: Jonathan Patterson, CPA, CVA Earlier this week, we sent a communication to our clients regarding Form 1099 and W-9 Reporting Requirements. From that communication, we received questions specific to the Internal Revenue Service’s introduction of Form 1099-NEC for use beginning with tax year 2020 to report non-employee compensation. We wanted to share the following information with you regarding … Continued

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Relief Funds Update

Posted by Mike Kelly, CPA  On April 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) automatically began distributing relief funds to “providers who billed Medicare-fee-for-service in 2019, be a known Medicaid and CHP or dental provider and provide after January 31, 2020 diagnoses, testing, or care for individuals with possible or actual cases of COVID-19, or prevented … Continued

Delaware Relief Grants Update from the Delaware Division of Small Business

    Posted by Jonathan A. Patterson, CPA, CVA   The Delaware Division of Small Business just released three important changes related to the DE Relief Grants program.     Businesses no longer need to demonstrate a revenue decline of at least 7.5 percent from 2019 to 2020. Instead, they will only need to prove they experienced a decrease in … Continued

COVID-19 Update: SBA Released Streamlined Application for Some PPP Borrowers

Posted By: Jon Patterson, CPA, CVA   On October 8,2020, following requests by many businesses and lenders across the country, the Small Business Administration released a streamlined application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers who borrowed $50,000 or less (affiliate groups are excluded). The application, Form 3508S. Although Form 3508S is a shorter form, it is not an automatic approval … Continued

COVID-19 Update: Three important topics for your review

Posted by Michael D. Kelly, CPA In our continued effort to provide guidance to companies and nonprofits, we have outlined three important topics in this edition of our BLS Important Update. Our firm has received numerous questions on the topics below and have prepared a summary to help provide clarity. Treatment of Owners and Forgiveness of Certain Payroll Costs On … Continued

Considerations Before Meeting with Your Estate Planner

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP The coronavirus pandemic has only punctuated a point that planners have been making for years. Everyone needs an estate plan. Admittingly, the process can seem overwhelming, so we’ve broken down several items you can begin to think about prior to your first meeting with your CPA or estate planning attorney. Here’s what you … Continued

High-Level Multidisciplinary Teaming

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP Multi-disciplinary teaming, also known as collaboration, occurs whenever two or more advisors work together in a process that is “client-centric” to design, recommend, and implement specific strategies to the client. The issue at hand could be as simple as recommending a Roth conversion strategy, but also includes planning for retirement, education, portfolio management, … Continued