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IRS doubles down on nondeductibility of PPP-funded expenses
In guidance issued late on Wednesday, the IRS reiterated its position that taxpayers cannot claim a deduction for any otherwise deductible expense if the payment of the expense results in forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan...
3 tips for building remote-work policies that last
At the beginning of the year, you probably couldn't imagine a world where you weren't able to go to the office. Today, you may struggle to imagine one where you're forced to work there 40 hours a week. Remote work is here to stay in a big way,...
CT CARES Small Business Grant application now available
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has created a $50 million grant program to help our small businesses in Connecticut recover from the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. Eligible businesses and nonprofits can receive a...
New Paid Family Leave Payroll Deduction May Surprise Connecticut Residents
Signed into law by Gov. Ned Lamont in 2019, the Paid Family and Medical Leave program is scheduled to begin collecting money from about 1.7 million Connecticut workers on Jan. 1, 2021. People will see a half of a percent of every paycheck go...
Partnerships and S corps. can deduct state and local taxes
In a taxpayer-friendly development, the IRS said it would issue proposed regulations allowing S corporations and partnerships to deduct "specified income tax payments" paid to state and local governments above the line and not as passthrough...
Maintaining Chemistry & Engagement Remotely
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic came a sudden and almost sole reliance on communicating via technology and not in person anymore. Although the shift left many people feeling a bit disconnected, Sandra Wiley says it's still possible to...
Breaking up the monotony of working from home
While finance professionals contend with an ever-changing and volatile economic environment, many are also fighting a daily battle with an invisible enemy: the monotony of working from home. Although some professionals working remotely now find...
Survey: 90% Of Companies Transformed Their Business In Response To Pandemic
Most businesses are finding bright spots amid the gloom of the pandemic, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows. In a survey of more than 2,800 senior managers in the U.S., 9 in 10 respondents said their organization has...
Governor Lamont Creates Program To Assist Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is creating the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The...
Moving to a permanent or hybrid remote-working model?
With the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus prompting the largest “work-from-home” experiment in history, many companies are now turning that forced experiment into a permanent reality. German multinational Siemens AG announced plans in...

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Professional Development

Buying and Selling a Business: Tax and Structuring Overview (Afternoon Session) (Livestream) - 12/4/2020 -
One of the major transactions CPA clients enter into is a purchase or disposition of a business. To help tax professionals in advising those clients, this...
Guide to Payroll Taxes and 1099 Issues (Morning Session) (Livestream) - 12/4/2020 -
Employment taxes are often overlooked as an area where more planning may be effective. Payroll taxes have become an increasing burden for the average...
LIVESTREAM - Virtual CONNection: CPA Firm Merger Process and Negotiation Checklists - 12/4/2020 -
Speaker: Joseph Tarasco - CEO & Senior Consultant, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC Most M&A deals typically go through five stages: preliminary...
Surgent's Federal Tax Camp (Livestream) - 12/7/2020 -
Tax practitioners have been hard-pressed to keep up with changes brought about by the CARES Act and the SECURE Act, not to mention the far-reaching changes...
Disclosure: The Key to Financial Statements (Livestream) - 12/8/2020 -
A company’s financial statements are far more than just financial data. This is where the disclosures become key to explaining what the numbers may not be...
Update on Recent AICPA Standard Setting: Staying Current in a Changing Environment (Afternoon Session) (Livestream) - 12/11/2020 -
Professional standards are changing with the times and the desire of the AICPA to move the profession into a new era where use of data analytics and...
2020 FASB and AICPA Update (Livestream) - 12/15/2020 -
For over 30 years, the FASB and AICPA Update has been the most popular course among all our seminars. This course is a must to keep you on top of the...
Fraud Update: Detecting and Preventing the Top Ten Fraud Schemes (Livestream) - 12/16/2020 -
Many costly fraudulent schemes have occurred repeatedly throughout the past several decades. Why do these material and frequently recurring frauds succeed?...

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