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Zinner & Co. Recommends CamScanner- PDF Scanner App to Scan Documents

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Feb 16, 2021 4:11:38 PM

Often times, clients will scan over important documents and email them to use.

While this approach works well with a good scanner, some people do not have a scanner at their house. 

The good news is, you can use your cell phone to scan documents. 

For several years, Zinner & Co. employees have used the CamScanner-PDF Scanner App to convert important documents into PDFs.

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Topics: Taxes - Planning, Rules and Returns

ODJFS Warns Ohioans to be on Lookout for Signs of Identity Theft

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Feb 2, 2021 5:07:07 PM

Ohioans should be on the lookout for signs of identity theft as they begin to receive their tax documents in the mail.

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Topics: identity theft, Taxes - Planning, Rules and Returns, Taxes - Individual, ODJFS, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services

Updates on the Second PPP Program

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jan 29, 2021 12:11:12 PM

The second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding has been open for two weeks and it appears funds are going to the intended recipients. 

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Topics: SBA, Paycheck Protection Program, ppp

Does your Business now Qualify for the Employee Retention Credit?

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jan 28, 2021 4:18:00 PM

The Employee Retention Credit is part of the reconstituted Paycheck Protection Program and is designed to help businesses who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic retain their employees.

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Topics: U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA, Paycheck Protection Program, ppp

Reporting of Other Government Payments

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Jan 21, 2021 11:48:12 AM

Many businesses who received Ohio Bureau of Worker Compensation rebate or dividend checks during 2020 recently received a letter from the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation requesting that they provide the BWC a completed Form W-9 to provide the information needed to complete the IRS tax statement Form 1099-G, which reports taxable Government Payments. This action also indicates that these rebate payments could potentially be subject to both Ohio state income tax and Commercial Activity Tax.

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Topics: Bureau of Worker's Compensation, income tax, ohio, Department of Job and Family Services, Unemployment Benefits

Highlights of the long-awaited second COVID Relief Bill

Posted by Robin Baum, CPA, Managing Partner on Dec 23, 2020 12:34:11 PM

On Dec. 21, Congress passed the long awaited $900 billion COVID stimulus deal. The legislation called, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, is expected to be quickly signed by President Trump. It is intended to help families and small businesses that are continuing to be adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: COVID-19

Lorenzo’s Dog Training Team Helps Bring Pets and Owners Closer Together

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Dec 22, 2020 12:57:57 PM

From an early age, Lorenzo Miller realized he loved dogs.

Growing up in the inner city, the 6-year-old saw the stray dogs in his neighborhood knocking over garbage cans looking for food and wanted to help them. Soon, he began to bring the dogs into his home, but was not allowed to keep them. He had to smuggle them into his bedroom and trained them, knowing they had to be quiet in order to keep them hidden.

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Topics: Zinner & Co., Lorenzo's Dog Training

New 1099-NEC Form For Nonemployee Compensation

Posted by Zinner & Co. Tax Team on Nov 23, 2020 10:31:30 AM

The PATH Act accelerated the due date for filing Form 1099 that includes nonemployee compensation (NEC) from February 28 to January 31 and eliminated the automatic 30-day extension for forms that include NEC. Starting with tax year 2020, taxpayers should use Form 1099-NEC to report nonemployee compensation.

Form 1099-NEC replaces the use of box 7 on Form 1099-MISC from previous years. Other uses of 1099-MISC have not changed and will continue to be used for common payments such as rent and payments to an attorney.

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Topics: Taxes - Planning, Rules and Returns, Taxes - Individual, tax, taxes, income tax, tax avoidance

Zinner & Co. Sponsors the Magic of Lights for 2020

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Nov 19, 2020 9:54:33 AM

Zinner & Co. is pleased to continue its support and sponsorship of the Magic of LightsTM, being held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio from November 25, 2020 through January 2, 2021 between the hours of 5:30 and 10 p.m.

Magic of LightsTM is a yearly tradition for many Northeast Ohio families, who marvel at thousands of decorative displays and interactive holiday lights. 

The event is a dazzling, drive-through holiday lights experience featuring favorite holiday scenes and characters of the season using the latest LED technology and digital animations.

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Topics: Firm news, Community

University Settlement Announces Community-Changing Project

Posted by Zinner & Co. on Oct 29, 2020 2:14:18 PM

For the past 94 years, University Settlement, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, has provided much needed social services to the residents of the Broadway-Slavic Village neighborhood.

They have been the main social services provider to the community and have followed their mission: To offer the individuals and families they serve the resources by which they can learn, grow and thrive.

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Topics: Silver Linings

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