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POP 6: Non-Profit Departments, Toxic Masculinity, Strong Board Policies, Timesheets

By Tyee |

The Profitless on Purpose Podcast is all about news and discussion on non-profits, hosted by Mark Palardy, Lisa Sheldon, Tammy Hess, and AJ Wheeler. The crew talk about effective policies which make strong boards, weather or not timesheets are needed as administrative flexibility grows, toxic masculinity in the work environment and what effect that has…

The ERC a Key Biz Benefit in the 2021 CAA

By Tyee |

While PPP 2 grabs the headlines and businesses scramble to figure out if they can qualify for additional forgivable loans, another key benefit from the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021, shouldn’t be overlooked. The expansion of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has both retroactive benefits related to the credit for 2020 as otherwise applied under the…

Top 3 Tax Benefits in the 2021 CCA for Biz

By Tyee |

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA 2021) has a few different benefits for businesses including another round of PPP, payroll tax benefits and what I’m going to talk about in this article, a number of income tax items. There are nine business income tax items in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021). Of those, here…

Business income limit for individuals claiming the research credit

By Tyee |

The federal tax credit for increasing research activities (research credit) provides a permanent tax benefit for many kinds of businesses. For many companies the credit can be a substantial tax savings. However, subsection (g) of the tax code (IRC 41) brings a significant limitation to owners of sole proprietorships and flow-through entities, like LLCs taxed…

You need a business to claim business deductions…

By Tyee |

It may seem like an obvious statement, but I’ve seen it more than once. An entity is formed and an entrepreneur starts racking up what they think are operating expenses, which they will be able to deduct. The only problem is that they have missed the part, where you have to actually have a business.…

No go for partners trying to be classified as employees

By Tyee |

Partners who are working for their partnership are generally considered to be self-employed and are not employees for federal tax purposes. This means that a partner is subject to self-employment tax and isn’t eligible for certain tax favored employee benefits sponsored by their partnerships. These rules would also apply to an LLC taxed as a partnership. Some taxpayers…

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