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Getting A New Business Off The Ground: How Start-Up Expenses Are Handled On Your Tax Return
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, government officials are seeing a large increase in the number of new businesses being launched. From June 2020 through June 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau reports that business applications are up 18.6%.
PPP Forgiveness and Repayment: What businesses Need To Know Now
A critical deadline is approaching for many of the businesses that have received loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was created in March 2020 by the CARES Act. If these borrowers don’t take action before the deadline expires, their loans will become standard loans, and the borrowers could be responsible for repaying the full amount plus 1% interest before the maturity date.
Auditing WIP
Many types of businesses — such as homebuilders and manufacturers — turn raw materials into finished products for customers. Production is a continuous process. So, any work that’s been started but isn’t yet completed before the end of the accounting period is reported as work in progress (WIP) under U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Advance Payments for 2021 Child Tax Credit
On July 15, the IRS announced that millions of American families started receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments. The payments will continue each month. Generally, anyone who receives a payment in July will also receive a payment each month for the rest of 2021 unless they unenroll.
Who in a Small Business Can Be Hit with the “Trust Fund Recovery Penalty?”
There’s a harsh tax penalty that you could be at risk for paying personally if you own or manage a business with employees. It’s called the “Trust Fund Recovery Penalty” and it applies to the Social Security and income taxes required to be withheld by a business from its employees’ wages.
Dirty Dozen Tax Scams for 2021
The IRS is revealing its "Dirty Dozen" Tax Scams for 2021. Here are some of them: Be on the lookout for scammers who set up fake charitable organizations to take advantage of the public’s generosity, especially after tragedies and disasters, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
10 Facts About The Pass-Through Deduction For Qualified Business Income
Are you eligible to take the deduction for qualified business income (QBI)? Here are 10 facts about this valuable tax break, referred to as the pass-through deduction, QBI deduction or Section 199A deduction.
Eligible Businesses: Claim the Employee Retention Tax Credit
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is a valuable tax break that was extended and modified by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted in March of 2021. Here’s a rundown of the rules.
Kemper CPA Group LLP Named to Accounting Today’s Top 100 Firms
We are excited to be recognized as one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 CPA firms in the nation. Kemper CPA Group is committed to the long-term success and wellbeing of our clients, and this accomplishment would not have been possible without our outstanding clients.
Follow The Cutoff Rules For Revenue And Expenses
Timing counts in financial reporting. Under the accrual method of accounting, the end of the accounting period serves as a strict “cutoff” for recognizing revenue and expenses.
The Risks - And Rewards - Of Accepting Cryptocurrency Payments
To use their ill-gotten cash, criminals must make it appear legitimate. That’s the job performed by money launderers, who increasingly use cryptocurrencies. According to digital currency analytics company Elliptic, crooks use them to launder $3 to $4 billion per year. With over 4,000 digital currencies to choose from, they gain access to a liquid asset that’s cost effective and usually untraceable.
What Nonprofit Board Members Need To Know About Fiduciary Duties
It takes more than dedication and enthusiasm for your not-for-profit’s cause and programs to make a good board member. The most critical duty for all board members is being a fiduciary. This means, among other things, that they can be trusted to always act in their nonprofit’s best interests, avoid unnecessary risk, make decisions thoughtfully and execute them efficiently.

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