IRS updates business travel per-diem rates

The IRS issued its annual update Friday of special per-diem rates for substantiating ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred while traveling away from home (Notice 2021-52). The new rates are in effect from Oct. 1, 2021, to Sept. 30, 2022. Specifically, they are the special per-diem rates, including the transportation industry meal and incidental expenses [...]

By |2021-09-07T15:13:28+00:00September 7th, 2021|Business Finance|0 Comments


AT LEAST THREE major banks have decided to opt out of a new process for getting Paycheck Protection Program loans forgiven directly by the Small Business Administration, The Intercept has learned, leaving their small business customers with no other recourse if the banks refuse to forgive loans or drag out the process. Bank of America, JPMorgan [...]

By |2021-08-23T13:33:53+00:00August 23rd, 2021|Business Finance|0 Comments

What people should and should not do if they get mail from the IRS

Every year the IRS mails letters or notices to taxpayers for many different reasons. Typically, it’s about a specific issue with a taxpayer’s federal tax return or tax account. A notice may tell them about changes to their account or ask for more information. It could also tell them they need to make a payment. [...]

By |2021-08-16T15:08:41+00:00August 16th, 2021|Personal Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Companies are already pushing their return-to-office dates to 2022—why some experts say it’s a ‘smart approach’

Concerns over the rising numbers of Covid-19 cases due to the highly contagious delta variant are sending corporate return-to-work policies askew. In the last few weeks, a handful of the most influential tech companies in the U.S., including Google and Apple, delayed their return dates from September to October. On Wednesday, Lyft CEO Logan Green announced it will push its September [...]

By |2021-08-02T13:51:56+00:00August 2nd, 2021|Business Finance|0 Comments

Employers are getting more desperate to fill jobs

Workers are still stalling the job search, and employers — from health care providers to trucking companies — are getting desperate. Staggering stat: The share of job postings that use words like "hiring urgently" has spiked over 50% since the start of 2021, according to data from the jobs site Indeed. There are certain industries in which [...]

By |2021-07-26T14:00:14+00:00July 26th, 2021|Business Finance|0 Comments

SBA may be dropping PPP Loan Necessity Questionnaire requirement

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) said that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is in the process of removing the requirement that Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers submit a Loan Necessity Questionnaire when applying for forgiveness on loans of $2 million or more. A lender notice from an SBA district office also indicates [...]

By |2021-06-28T15:45:57+00:00June 28th, 2021|Business Finance|0 Comments

State Tax Implications of Working From Home

Over half of all employees want to keep working from home at least part of the time, which means employers will be facing tax consequences. Requirements are different for remote and in-office staff members, and the nexus laws in a state also affects what employers pay. Jun 18th 2021 The country's workforce has changed significantly because of the [...]

By |2021-06-21T15:01:53+00:00June 21st, 2021|Personal Finance|0 Comments

How Working Conditions and Attitudes Have Changed Due to the Pandemic

COVID-19 has dented worker sentiment: although the majority (86%) of workers still say they feel optimistic about the next five years in the workplace, this is down from 92% last year. At a time of economic, professional and personal disruption, worker optimism offers hope for the world of work, according to a new research report [...]

By |2021-05-24T14:49:26+00:00May 24th, 2021|Personal Finance|0 Comments

Telework Burnout and Zoom Fatigue: Much More Complicated Than They Appear

Have you or your employees been experiencing work-from-home burnout and Zoom fatigue these past many months? Do you encounter this burnout regardless of the supposed benefit of working remotely and utilizing videoconferences for meetings? It's unfortunate that the huge bulk of efforts to address WFH burnout is focused on attempting to treat the symptoms without attending to the root causes, which originate [...]

By |2021-04-26T13:41:04+00:00April 26th, 2021|Business Finance|0 Comments
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