Redpath Insights

New Law Makes Big Changes to the Employee Retention Credit

January 7, 2021 โ€“ Most of the excitement from the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) came from clarity on the deductibility of PPP expenses and the additional stimulus checks. However, Congress also passed a very favorable extension and...

Understanding the FFCRA: Tax Credit Opportunity and Compliance Issues

December 16, 2020 - The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed into law by President Trump in March 2020, requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for reasons...

November Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Guidance

November 19, 2020 - On November 18, 2020, the IRS released additional guidance (Revenue Ruling 2020-27 and Revenue Procedure 2020-51) regarding the deductibility of expenses related to the Paycheck Protection Program when loan forgiveness is not...

The Impact of Uncertainty on Mergers and Acquisitions

November 2, 2020 - If there's one thing that's certain, it's that "uncertainty" has been the operative word over the course of 2020.  As things sit today, businesses are trying to operate in the middle of a global pandemic, there is an election...

Picking the Right Gifting Strategy to Minimize Gift Taxes

October 27, 2020 - Gifting strategies can provide for those you care about and organizations close to you. Understanding how to give the greatest possible amount with the smallest tax burden can be challenging โ€“ especially when gifting large...

Section 179 Conformity Helps Small Business and Agriculture

October 16, 2020 - In a special session on Oct. 15, the Minnesota State Legislature approved $208 million in tax relief by conforming to federal rules related to Section 179 expensing. Minnesota will now allow up to $1 million in annual Section...

Redpath Hires EGT and M&A Service Area Leaders

St. Paul, Minnesota (October 5, 2020) โ€” Certified public accounting firm Redpath and Company, Ltd. (Redpath) has hired Jon Fortin, J.D., as director of the estate, gift, and trust tax service area, and Joe Hellman, CPA, as director of the ...

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...