Keith Blankenship

Keith Blankenship
Keith has extensive experience in all areas of audit and attest functions, including employee benefit plans, as well as experience in corporate and individual income taxation. Keith is responsible for providing compilation, review, and audit services for numerous clients across a multitude of industries. In addition, he provides business valuation, accounting, taxation, and consulting services.
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ERC Claims - Too Good To Be True?

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was a valuable tax credit that helped employers that kept workers on staff during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the credit is no longer available, eligible employers that haven’t yet claimed it might still be able to do so by filing amended payroll returns for tax years 2020 and 2021.

2023 Q1 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses & Other Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the first quarter of 2023. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. If you have questions about filing requirements, contact us. We can ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines.

Eligible Massachusetts Taxpayers Will Receive a 13% Tax Refund This Fall

This November, millions of Massachusetts taxpayers could receive an automatic state refund, under a little-known law called Chapter 62F.

2022 Q4 Tax Calendar: Key Deadlines for Businesses and Other Employers

Here are some of the key tax-related deadlines affecting businesses and other employers during the fourth quarter of 2022. Keep in mind that this list isn’t all-inclusive, so there may be additional deadlines that apply to you. Contact us to ensure you’re meeting all applicable deadlines and to learn more about the filing requirements.

How to Apply the Research Credit Against Payroll Taxes

Here’s an interesting option if your small company or start-up business is planning to claim the research tax credit. Subject to limits, you can elect to apply all or some of any research tax credits that you earn against your payroll taxes instead of your income tax. This payroll tax election may influence some businesses to undertake or increase their research activities. On the other hand, if you’re engaged in or are planning to engage in research activities without regard to tax consequences, be aware that some tax relief could be in your future.

Adding a New Partner to Your Business? Key Tax Issues to Consider

Adding a new partner in a partnership has several financial and legal implications. Let’s say you and your partners are planning to admit a new partner. The new partner will acquire a one-third interest in the partnership by making a cash contribution to it. Let’s further assume that your bases in your partnership interests are sufficient so that the decrease in your portions of the partnership’s liabilities because of the new partner’s entry won’t reduce your bases to zero.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Retroactively Terminates the ERTC

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), which is currently waiting to be signed by President Biden, would retroactively end the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) as of September 30, 2021.

Express Training Grants Available for Massachusetts Businesses

The Workforce Training Fund Program helps address business productivity and competitiveness by providing resources to Massachusetts businesses to fund training for current and newly hired employees.

IRS Provides Updated Guidance on the Employee Retention Tax Credit

The IRS recently issued Notice 2021-49, which provides updated and additional guidance related to the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC), including guidance on employer eligibility.

Hiring? You Could Be Eligible for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit created as an incentive to employers to hire individuals from certain target groups that have consistently faced significant barriers to employment. The Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2021 extended the WOTC until December 31, 2025, giving employers additional time to make qualifying hires and claim the credit.