As the pandemic stretches past the one-year mark, CPA firms are in uncharted employee wellness territory – from having to navigate decisions about the COVID-19 vaccine to finding ways to support employee mental wellness.
The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days.
Companies today have more at stake if they make a hiring mistake, new research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows. More than 3 in 4 senior managers surveyed (76%) admit to recruiting the wrong candidate for a role, and nearly two-thirds (64%) said the negative impact is more severe now than it was a year ago.
Programs and policies designed to soften the economic impact of the pandemic are still being rolled out today, and may continue at the state level.
Three-quarters of more than 1,500 respondents to an August survey from FlexJobs and Mental Health America reported experiencing burnout at work in 2020, with 40% attributing that burnout directly to the pandemic.
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is accelerating Connecticut’s age-based rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine to proceed on a quicker schedule than was originally anticipated when it was announced last month.
mall businesses have even more time to pay off certain emergency loans as the SBA said the first due date for repayment of EIDLs made in 2020 is extended from 12 months to 24 months from the date of the note. For loans made in 2021, including loans under the COVID-19 EIDL program, the first payment due date is extended from 12 months to 18 months from the date of the note.
The signing of the American Rescue Plan comes just a few days before extended unemployment benefits were scheduled to start running out. There are several tax breaks for individuals to take note of.
President Joe Biden signed his sweeping $1.9 trillion Covid-19 economic relief package into law on Thursday afternoon. "This historic legislation is about rebuilding the backbone of this country and giving people in this nation, working people, middle class folks, people who built the country, a fighting chance," Biden said in the Oval Office before signing the legislation. "That's what the essence of it is."
The AICPA sent a letter Tuesday encouraging congressional leaders to push back the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP’s) March 31 application deadline at least 60 days.
The pandemic has caused some special circumstances for state and local governments in juggling their finances. Jeffrey Previdi, the vice-chairman of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board who spent more than 20 years of his career at S&P Global Ratings, talks about what his regulatory organization has done to assist them.
The Senate has approved the House's $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, designed to provide relief and address other issues related to the COVID pandemic.
New guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 can safely visit with other vaccinated people and small groups of unvaccinated people in some circumstances, but there are still important safety precautions needed.
As a return to the office becomes imminent for many, finance chiefs must determine what it will take to make the workspace feel safe for employees.
Hanging behind Gov. Ned Lamont’s desk is the painting “Right to Know.” Norman Rockwell completed it in 1968, years after the artist best known for folksy Saturday Evening Post illustrations had turned to serious themes, including distrust in government.
COVID-19 changed both the economy and the reality for many professions, including accounting. However, if you take the right steps, including automation, your accounting firm can be positioned to experience high growth post-pandemic.
When her car started making a noise more than a year ago, Chinara Johnson parked the vehicle and hasn’t used it since.
The Senate passed President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package on Saturday, sending the amended bill back for a vote in the House followed by the president signing the legislation.
As Governor Lamont is expected to sign House Bill No. 6516, An Act Mitigating Adverse Tax Consequences from Employees Working Remotely During COVID-19, and Concerning the Removal of Liens on the Property of Public Assistance Beneficiaries and a Three-Tiered Grants in Lieu of Taxes Program, into law, the purpose of this Commissioner's Bulletin is to make taxpayers aware of the impact the legislation will have on tax filing and payment obligations, including individual income tax returns and associated liabilities due on or before April 15th, 2021.
Accounting firms are using up-and-coming technologies with the potential to change the business landscape forever. One technology gaining interest is robotic process automation (RPA), a tool that computerizes mundane, repetitive tasks and completes them far faster than humans could do manually.