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Is your CPA asking you the right questions?

You might be thinking there’s a mistake in that title. After all, aren’t YOU supposed to be the one asking questions of your CPA and not the other way around? In truth, if you listen carefully to what your CPA is asking you when you meet, you’ll learn who they are and what their priorities are for you and your business. For example, your CPA…

Help is Here for Struggling Restaurants (Under The American Rescue Plan Act)

Help is here for struggling restaurants. The ARP Act authorizes the SBA to provide assistance to eligible entities and their affiliated businesses to cover pandemic-related losses in the form of Grants under the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF). The maximum grant per entity is $10 million per physical location and…

American Rescue Plan Act signed into law – Tax provisions included

The third round of coronavirus relief legislation is intended to offer economic aid to businesses and self-employed, but also includes additional direct payments to and other forms of tax relief and credits for individual taxpayers. Key tax provisions have been outlined in this detailed post from Shannon & Associates…

6 Big Reasons Your Small Business Should Hire Full-Service CPA Firm

You might think you don’t need a full-service CPA firm, that your bookkeeper is enough, and you only need an accountant at tax time. I’m sure you’re familiar with the phrase, “penny wise, pound foolish,” so you should know that a full-service accounting firm can help you with all aspects of your company and help…

Employee Retention Credit 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) passed December 27, 2020, makes major changes to the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). The ERC is available on qualifying wages paid during the first two quarters of 2021 which meets the following test. The Company has more than a 20% decline in gross revenue comparing the same quarter of 2021 to 2019. For example…

Are You Eligible for the Retroactive Employee Retention Credit?

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, H.R. 133 was signed into law. This bill included many tax provisions and extensions of some expiring provisions. One being the retroactive provision of the Employee Retention Credit. This bill provides that employers who receive…

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…

PPP Round Two!

On December 27th, President Trump signed into law the long-awaited Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act (“Act”) that includes: a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program loans (PPP), extensions on previously expiring provisions, expansions of eligible PPP expenses, deductibility of certain PPP related…

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.

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