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.

SVOG Applicants May Appeal Denied Grants and Seek Supplemental Funding

The Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Tuesday that they have awarded more than $7.5 billion in Shuttered Venue Operator Grants (SVOG) to approximately 10,000 live entertainment venues, small businesses, and non-profits.

Massachusetts Enacts New COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave Program

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a new temporary sick leave program related to COVID-19. Under Chapter 16 of the Acts of 2021 (An Act Providing for Massachusetts COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave), employers are now required to make paid leave time available to employees for COVID-related illnesses, quarantine, and vaccinations. Employers may then apply for reimbursement from the state.

IRS Extends Administrative Relief for 401(k) Plans

As mitigation measures related to COVID-19 ease, it will be interesting to see which practices and regulatory changes taken in response to the pandemic remain in place long-term. One might be relief from a sometimes-inconvenient requirement related to the administration of 401(k) plans.

2021 Advance Child Tax Credit Payments: Everything You Need to Know

Starting this summer, many families will receive advance payments of their child tax credit, thanks to changes made in The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

The Restaurant Revitalization Fund is Live: Here's What You Need to Know

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF)—a relief program for restaurants and other food service businesses impacted by the pandemic—went live for applications on May 3, 2021.

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Reopens: Details & Resources

The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program, originally scheduled to reopen on Saturday, is now open as of today, Monday, April 26, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.

New COVID-19 Relief Provides Tax Benefits for Small Businesses and Individuals in Massachusetts

On April 1, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed into law a new COVID-19 relief legislation package with tax impacts for small business owners and individuals.

Is Your Business Eligible for a Restaurant Revitalization Fund Grant?

The American Rescue Plan Act introduced several new relief programs for small businesses, including the Restaurant Revitalization Fund—designed to provide relief for restaurants and other food and drink establishments that were hit hard in the last year as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Round Three of Stimulus Payments: Everything You Need to Know

Last week President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, which included many relief provisions for taxpayers, including a third round of economic impact payments. Like the first two rounds, taxpayers will not need to take any action to receive their stimulus payment.