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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.

How Scammers Are Faking WA Unemployment Claims (And What You Can Do About It)

There have been many reports about false unemployment claims being filed for people that are still employed and did not initiate the process. It’s been reported that there have been “hundreds of millions of dollars” lost to fraudulent claims so far in WA State alone. This post provides information you will need, helpful links, and additional steps you can take.

SBA and Treasury Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions

Friday the U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application. The form and instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).

Employee Retention Credit – An Alternative to the Paycheck Protection Program Loan

The Employee Retention Credit is an alternative to the Paycheck Protection Program Loan. The CARES Act includes a payroll tax credit called the Employee Retention Credit. Employers who did not obtain a PPP loan can take advantage of this credit. The following Shannon Alert provides details on the credit. What is it? Which employers Qualify? How does this credit work with other available relief? And more.

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