Tax Strategy & Compliance

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Balancing Tax Credits with COVID Stimulus

By Martin E. Prendergast, MBAGray, Gray & Gray, LLP As tough as the past year has been for many architectural, engineering and design firms, there have been a number of federal programs put in place to help retain employees and ease the burden imposed by the extended economic upheaval. While most people are familiar with …

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Child Tax Credit Letters

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has begun the process of mailing letters to over 36 million families who may be eligible for monthly child tax credit payments. The families were selected for evaluation based on their 2019 and 2020 tax returns, or through the IRS’ non-filer tool for those who registered for an Economic Impact …

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Will There Be a Three-Year Extension for Biodiesel Tax Credit?

The $1 per gallon tax credit for biodiesel and renewable diesel fuel, which is set to expire at the end of 2022, may have a longer life. Legislation to extend the tax credit through 2025 has been introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. This is welcome news for fuel oil dealers …

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Successfully Navigating the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC), which allows eligible employers to earn a refundable tax credit against certain federal employment taxes, was an important part of the original CARES Act to provide pandemic relief. The ERC became even more appealing once it was opened to businesses that had also received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) …

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2020 PPP Loan Expense Deductions Can Be Brought Forward

Thanks to the far-reaching Consolidated Appropriations Act passed in December 2020, small businesses that used funds from a first round Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan to pay eligible expenses were also granted the right to take a deduction on their 2020 tax return – even if the PPP loan was forgiven (or was expected to …

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WEBINAR #14: Everything You Need to Know About Employee Retention Tax Credits Form

During this one-hour webinar Gray, Gray & Gray will help businesses explore reasons why you may want to apply for and manage ERTC, including balancing ERTC with PPP loans. Watch the webinar recording with Gray, Gray & Gray Leaders Jim DeLeo, Kelly Berardi, Brad Carlson and Derek Rawls as they answer your questions about the ERTC program. Please complete the brief form …

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Balancing a PPP Loan and Employee Retention Tax Credits

The original CARES Act in March 2020 provided much needed relief for small businesses in the form of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. But a lesser known component was the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), which allowed eligible employers – of any size – to earn a refundable tax credit against certain federal employment taxes. …

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Sapers & Wallack Town Hall: 2nd Round of PPP Funding Form Featuring Martin Prendergast

Sapers & Wallack decided to arrange for a Town Hall Meeting for the Sapers & Wallack / Hilb Group family and friends to share and address these questions and we pulled together experts from our network who were kind enough to make themselves available to help you understand what is needed to obtain this second round of …

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Are you taking advantage of CARES ACT opportunities for tax refunds?

By Elvira Lawlor, CPA, MBA           Gray, Gray & Gray, LLP        The research and development (R&D) tax credit is one of the most powerful tools your architectural or engineering firm could use to ease your tax burden. In light of the global pandemic, with many businesses struggling to stay afloat, R&D could become a great boost …

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WEBINAR #13: PPP Round Two – More Relief is on the Way Webinar Form

During this one-hour webinar Gray, Gray & Gray helps small businesses understand eligibility for a PPP loan, navigate the application process, and develop a strategy to use available PPP funds in order to maximize loan forgiveness. Jim DeLeo, Kelly Berardi, Brad Carlson, and Derek Rawls explain the key components of the second PPP program and what you need to …

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