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As a QuickBooks Payroll subscriber, you have probably received the following email from Intuit regarding a change to QuickBooks Payroll in that will be implemented in early fall 2021. 

This service will allow The Work Number® from Equifax to access your employees’ identifying information, as well as historical earnings directly from your QuickBooks file.  From the information outlined in the Frequently Asked Questions, this verification would happen without your knowledge

As small business owners complete the second quarter 2021 filing of their state unemployment tax payments with the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, they should be aware that tax saving benefits have been preserved for the coming years.

On June 29, Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 168, which appropriates $2.2 billion of the $2.7 billion that Ohio is slated to receive this year under the federally funded American Rescue Plan.

On July 1, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 110 into law approving the state’s $72 billion two-year budget.

The biennial budget provides funding for state operations, overhauls K-12 school funding, provides $250 million in broadband support for underserved areas and makes numerous tax policy changes.

One of the more notable tax-related changes involves the municipal income tax and working from home.

In June, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants held a virtual Not for Profit Conference, which discussed a range of issues including stimulus funding, changes to tax law, cybersecurity and changes to independent auditors report.

For many business owners, the Paycheck Protection Program loan journey is not over when they receive acknowledgement of loan forgiveness from their local lender and from the Small Business Administration. From a tax perspective, the map that lays out the tax impact remains unclear.

During the fourth quarter of 2020, the primary question most business owners and tax professionals grappled with was whether or not the expenses paid using PPP Loan proceeds would be tax deductible and/or whether the loan proceeds were considered taxable income. The uncertainty related to these questions made tax planning for the 2020 calendar year difficult

As we re-open our economy after 16 long months of closure due to the global pandemic, business owners have been forced to pivot in many different areas in order to survive. Looking back at the seemingly split-second decisions many businesses were forced to make, what are the long-term takeaways that will influence your future business operations?

In early June, the Internal Revenue Service started sending letters to families about how they may be able to qualify for monthly Child Tax Credit payments.

The letters are going out to families who may be eligible based on information they included in either their 2019 or 2020 tax return or who used the Non-Filers tool on last year to register for an Economic Impact Payment.

In early June, the U.S. Treasury Department released its general explanations of proposed changes to the U.S. tax code.

Please note, the following items have only been proposed. In order to become law, they must pass through both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.

Since last March, our world dramatically changed in many ways! Based upon all of the changes that have been thrust upon us, what have we learned about the following areas of concern that we may not have thought about pre-COVID, regardless of age?

    • If I am unable to communicate on my own, do I have all of the necessary legal documents in place to address my wishes? Do I have a will? Do I need a trust?

    • Have I thought about my healthcare wishes if I become unable to make my own medical decisions? Do I have a Living Will and Healthcare Power of Attorney in place?

On June 2, the Ohio Department of Health issued a Director’s Order to rescind the vast majority of former health orders regarding mask mandates and social distancing. Businesses may continue to require mitigation measures (e.g., masking and social distancing) among those vaccinated and unvaccinated, and individuals may choose to practice mitigation measures.