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10 Financial Statement Areas To Watch For COVID-Related Effects
The COVID-19 pandemic is still adversely affecting many businesses and not-for-profit organizations, but the effects vary, depending on the nature of operations and geographic location. Has your organization factored the effects of the pandemic into its financial statements? You might not have considered this question since last year if your organization prepares statements that comply with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles only at year end.
Introducing QuickBooks Enterprise 2022
QuickBooks Enterprise 2022 was released October 12, 2021. Below is a brief overview of what is new with the 2022 release. Accomplish more, faster: Run your business efficiently day to day while retaining oversight and financial control.
New Per Diem Business Travel Rates Became Effective On October 1
Are employees at your business traveling again after months of virtual meetings? In Notice 2021-52, the IRS announced the fiscal 2022 “per diem” rates that became effective October 1, 2021. Taxpayers can use these rates to substantiate the amount of expenses for lodging, meals and incidental expenses when traveling away from home.
Withholding Tax
Now that the last quarter of 2021 is here, the IRS is reminding taxpayers that it’s a good time to check withholding. Life changes that might’ve occurred in 2021 can affect your taxes.
Introducing QuickBooks Desktop 2022
QuickBooks Desktop 2022 was released on October 12, 2021. Below is a brief overview of what is new with the 2022 release. Here are some of the powerful new features available in QuickBooks Desktop Plus 2022.
Don’t Forget To Take State Estate Taxes Into Account
A generous gift and estate tax exemption means only a small percentage of families are currently subject to federal estate taxes. But it’s important to consider state estate taxes as well. Although many states tie their exemption amounts to the federal exemption, several states have exemptions that are significantly lower — in some cases $1 million or less.
2021 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines For Businesses and Other Employers
Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2021. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.
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M&A Transactions: Be Careful When Reporting To The IRS
Low interest rates and other factors have caused global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity to reach new highs in 2021, according to Refinitiv. It reports that 2021 is set to be the biggest in M&A history, with the United States accounting for $2.14 trillion worth of transactions already this year. If you’re considering buying or selling a business — or you’re in the process of an M&A transaction — it’s important that both parties report it to the IRS and state agencies in the same way.
Outsourcing Could Relieve Pressure In A Tight Labor Market
If you’ve been to a restaurant lately, you might have noticed that the establishment was short-staffed. The current labor shortage is most visible in the food and beverage industry but, as you may be keenly aware, it’s affecting employers of all kinds. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in early September that the number of job openings had increased to a “series high” of 10.9 million on the last business day of July 2021.
Kemper CPA Group LLP Merges with Spinardi & Jones Accountancy Corporation
The partners and staff at Kemper CPA Group LLP are pleased to announce a merger with Spinardi & Jones Accountancy Corporation, effective October 1, 2021. Spinardi & Jones has been serving Merced and Mariposa Counties since 1942, and the merger strengthens Kemper CPA Group’s presence in the area. The office will be located at 478 E. Yosemite Avenue, Suite A in Merced.
Is Your Power Of Attorney For Property Powerful Enough?
Your estate plan may include a power of attorney for property that appoints another person to manage your investments, pay your bills, file your tax returns and otherwise handle your property if you’re unable to do so. But not all powers of attorney are created equal. Thus, it’s a good idea to periodically review your power of attorney with your advisor to ensure that it continues to serve its intended purpose. Questions to consider can include:

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