Fake COVID-19 treatments and other new fraud schemes

Like the coronavirus (COVID-19) pathogen itself, incidents of COVID-19 fraud are surging and financial losses are piling up. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reports that the number of 2020 COVID-19-related complaints doubled in just one recent week. As of March 31, losses attributed to the outbreak stood at $5.9 million. Here are some of the… Read more »

Paycheck Protection Program Application

[ updated April 9, 2020 | 8:35am ] The Department of Treasury has released the Paycheck Protection Program application and supplemental information, all available on their website. As a reminder, funds from this program: Can be used for employee salaries under $100,000, paid sick or medical leave, insurance premiums, and mortgage, rent and utility payments; Are 100% forgivable… Read more »

SBA Guidance and Loan Resources

[ updated March 27, 2020 | 11:30am ] The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released several resources to assist small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 including low-interest disaster loans. We will update this page as health and government officials continue to release new funding, grants and resources. Contact us with any specific questions and… Read more »

Virginia Tax Update

As Federal measures to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic continue to roll out, states are slowly adopting their own guidance. On March 19, 2020, Governor Northam announced tax changes to assist Virginia residents and businesses in hope of lessening the economic impact caused by COVID-19. [ Updated March 20, 2020 | 1:52pm… Read more »

Federal Tax Filing Delayed until July 15

[ Updated March 28, 2020 | 1:00pm ] Federal measures to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to roll out. On March 20, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that the federal income tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020.  As of this writing, there are few details concerning the new extension and specific… Read more »

What is missing? | Disaster Recovery Planning

With all of the focus on Cybersecurity in IT these days I think it is important to not forget about your disaster planning.  A cyber-event can definitely be considered a disaster and sometimes your Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) could save you from a cyber-event but I want to talk about a basic element of a… Read more »

Succession Planning – Take Control of Your Destiny

Why do I need to do succession planning? Ask yourself the following questions: How would the business continue if something happened to me? Would there be an orderly transition of the business? Would our client/customer needs continue to be met in a timely fashion? How would the business be liquidated?   When evaluating the first… Read more »

Will C Corporations be the Comeback Kid of 2018?

Business owners are curious about the decrease in the C corporation income tax rate to a flat 21%, which begins in 2018 as a result of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed into law in late 2017.  Prior to 2018, C corporations paid a maximum federal tax rate of 35%.  This decrease in the… Read more »

Tax Cuts & Job Act | Congress Passes 2017 Tax Reform

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act has been approved by Congress and signed by President Trump. While the tax reform bill has seen various modifications and transformations, it now appears it has reached it’s final form as it was signed into law by President Trump December 22, 2017. updated 12/29/17   |   updated 12/27/17 Learn More… Read more »

Corporate Tax Reform

Our attention now turns to corporate tax reform.  As things continue to heat up in Washington many are questioning if it is even possible for the President to be able to address this campaign promise before the end of the year.  If the stock market is any indication, there is still hope that legislation will… Read more »