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IRS Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance

August 31, 2020 - On Friday, August 28, the IRS issued guidance on President Trumpโ€™s executive order allowing for the deferral of payroll taxes on wages paid after September 1. While the guidance clarifies some items, unanswered questions remain.

PPP Update: Owner-Employee Compensation and Rent-Related Costs

August 28, 2020 - On Monday, August 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury issued additional guidance, in the form of an interim final rule. The new guidance provides a de-minimis rule for the owner-employee compensation...

Some Experiencing IRS Payment Delays

UPDATED: August 25, 2020 - The IRS has temporarily suspended the issuance of notices CP501, CP503, and CP504 to taxpayers who may have a balance due on their taxes, as a delay between taxes being paid and recognized has created some confusion...

Presidential Executive Order Payroll Tax Impact

August 11, 2020 โ€“ On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order that allows employees to defer payroll taxes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order directs the Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, to...

How Construction Companies Can Retain Top Talent When Revenue Drops

August 11, 2020 - When new work dries up and your construction company begins backlogged work, the future of your workforce can seem uncertain. How do you keep your best team members through tough times in a market where their next pay increase...

PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQ Updates for August

August 7, 2020 - On August 4, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. They include information applicable to business owners, independent contractors, self-employed individuals,...

Should You Lease or Buy Construction Equipment in a Recession?

July 28, 2020 - As the economy fluctuates in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, construction companies are weighing everyday transactions with a new scale. The decision of whether to lease or buy construction equipment has always been a decision...

North Dakota Covid-19 Improvements Grant

July 17, 2020 - There is a new incentive for businesses licensed with the North Dakota Secretary of State, and the first round of applications opens July 31, 2020. This program applies to certain businesses that incur costs to help reduce the...

IRS Releases Final Version of Payroll Form 941

June 24, 2020 - Following the extensive law changes under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), many employers implemented payroll changes and adjustments to...

SBA Releases New Interim Final Rule and Loan Forgiveness Applications

UPDATED: June 18, 2020 - The SBA recently issued additional guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), along with a revised loan forgiveness application and instructions.  Click here for the revised application and here for the...