Biden Tax Plan – What You Need to Know

Now that the 2020 general election is over, it is time to consider what federal tax changes President-elect Biden would like to see for 2021 and beyond. Even with the Democrats in control of the Senate, the odds of dramatic tax reform may still be low. Some Democratic Senators, who will be up for re-election in 2022, may be reluctant to support a…

Wishing our clients and friends a Happy New Year!

This year more than ever, we’re incredibly thankful for our clients and friends. From our entire team, we wish you a healthy and prosperous new year! In Honor of our friends and clients during this season of giving, Shannon & Associates has made a donation to Shannon & Friends Foundation.

Client Advisor – Winter 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe as you deal with the current COVID-19 crisis. It’s possible that additional COVID-19 related tax changes could continue to be implemented as the year wraps up and into January 2021. As always, we’re paying close attention to the everchanging tax environment to discover tax planning opportunities that could put more…

Oregon Corporate Activity Tax – DOR Issuing Notices

The Oregon Department of Revenue (DOR) has recently begun issuing notices regarding the Oregon Corporate Activity Tax (CAT) to taxpayers with business activity within the state. The CAT is effective for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2020, making 2020 the initial year of implementation.

Employee Benefit Advisor – Fall 2020

The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed on March 27, 2020, contained several provisions related to eligible retirement plans. Some of the provisions are options such as the distribution and loan provisions while others are mandatory, namely the waiver of 2020 required minimum distributions…

Being Named Best Place to Work is No Surprise to Shannon & Associate’s CEO

Shannon & Associates just received a big honor: We’ve been named one of the best accounting firms to work for in the entire nation! This annual survey and awards program, administered by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes, and honors the best employers in the accounting…

Client Advisor – Fall 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are safe as you deal with the current COVID-19 crisis. What an incredibly difficult year this has been! This most recent tax season was unlike any we’ve ever experienced. We are reaching out today to discuss some opportunities that should be addressed sooner rather than later for 2020 tax planning…

Alert! Anticipated Major Changes to PPP Finally Here

The Paycheck Protection Program created by CARES has been a key piece of relief for businesses impacted by Covid-19. However, the SBA and Treasury’s 8-week limitation to use the funds and 75% requirement to spend the funds only on “payroll costs” (as defined) has caused unnecessary hardship for businesses already hurting and which are greatly in need of funds. Learn more here.

IRS Extends Tax Deadline for Nonprofits

Recently the IRS issued Notice 2020-23, giving not-for-profit organizations relief on tax returns and tax payments originally due between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020.
Notice 2020-23 provides relief for filers of Form 990, Form 990-EZ, Form 990-N, Form 990-T and Form 990-PF. The returns, along with any tax payments, are now automatically due July 15, 2020. Learn more.

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