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The Child Tax Credit – Updated Guidance

The Child Tax Credit – Updated Guidance

The Child Tax Credit - Updated Guidance The IRS updated its factsheet regarding the Child Tax Credit again on March 8, 2022. As part of the American Rescue Plan Act, the Child Tax Credit (“CTC”) was expanded for the 2021 tax year by offering families advance monthly...

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Updated Lease Accounting Guidance to Go into Effect Soon!

Updated Lease Accounting Guidance to Go into Effect Soon!

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02, which created Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Section 842, Leases (“ASC 842”). This new standard provides significant updated guidance for how non-public business entities account for operating and capital leases.

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NEW Illinois PTE Tax Election

NEW Illinois PTE Tax Election

Earlier this year, Illinois enacted a pass-through entity tax (PTE) that allows S Corporation and partnerships to elect to be taxed at entity level for income that otherwise would have been payable and deductible by its partners / shareholders. With this election, the tax on the business income is now considered imposed on the S-Corporation or Partnership instead of the individual owner(s) and thus deductible for federal income tax purposes.

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American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on Thursday afternoon. This $1.9 trillion stimulus package contains additional funding and expansion of tax credits to qualifying small businesses, assistance...

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Unemployment Fraud Continues to Thrive

Unemployment Fraud Continues to Thrive

Unemployment Fraud Continues to Thrive The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) has reportedly stopped around 1,000,000 fraudulent unemployment claims since March of 2020. That number continues to grow at an alarming pace. There are many consequences when...

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Employee Retention Credits (ERC)

Employee Retention Credits (ERC)

Employee Retention Credits (ERC) Implemented as a refundable credit under the CARES Act, the employee retention credit is extended through June 30, 2021. The following also applies for calendar quarters beginning after December 31, 2020: The credit rate is increased...

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