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2021 Annual Report to Congress Released by IRS Taxpayer Advocate Office

By: Sara Jacobi, CPA CEPA Director Still waiting for your 2021 Federal tax refund? Tried calling the IRS, only to wait on hold for two hours without talking to anyone? Sent correspondence to the IRS to resolve a notice, only to continue to receive collection notices? If one or more of these items apply to […]

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Provider Relief Funds Portal: Highlights from HRSA Webinar

On July 20th, HRSA hosted a Reporting Technical Assistance Session regarding the Provider Relief Funds Portal. A few members of the Blue & Co. team attended this online session and took away some key pieces of information that will hopefully provide some guidance to your organization as you work your way through the provider relief […]

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IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline

On March 17, the IRS ended weeks of speculation and issued an information release (IR-2021-59), which provides individual taxpayers an additional month to file their income tax returns. Individuals now have until May 17, 2021, to file their Form 1040, and no interest or penalty on taxes due will begin to accrue until that date. […]

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White House Modifies Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

By: Stephen Mann, CPA, ABV, and Jarit Loughmiller, CPA/ABV/CFF, ASA, CVA, CFE On Monday, February 22, 2021, the Biden-Harris administration announced changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to “provide equitable relief” and increase the availability of the PPP funds to the smallest employers and sole proprietors. Since the program reopened in January 2021, about […]

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COVID Relief Bill – Updates for Not-for-Profits

At the close of 2020, new legislation provided some relief for not-for-profit organizations. Here are the highlights. Charitable Deduction: The $300 ($600 for married filing jointly) charitable deduction for non-itemizers provided under the CARES Act is extended through 2021. Further, the corporate charitable deduction limit will continue to be 25% of taxable income, instead of […]

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Coronavirus Relief Bill Includes Welcomed Surprise for Craft Distilleries 

By: Parker Banta, CPA and Derek Gray, CPA Federal Excise Tax Rate Late Monday night, the long-awaited $900 billion coronavirus relief package was overwhelmingly passed. Neatly buried in the nearly 6,000-page bill are provisions that will permanently reduce the Federal Excise Tax (FET) rate on spirits sold by distillers across the United States. This news […]

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Breaking News: $900 Billion COVID Relief Package Update

A deal on the rescue package to deliver aid to struggling Americans has suddenly come within reach after a major breakthrough on Saturday, December 19, that was ultimately agreed to by both the House and the Senate late on Sunday night.   Lawmakers are expected to vote late on Monday and send the bill to […]

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Blue & Co. December 2020 Webinars

It’s webinar season at Blue & Co., LLC.! Check out all of our upcoming events for the week of December, 14. Monday, December 14 Panel Discussion Regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Webinar – Free to attend On Monday, December 14 from noon – 1 p.m. EST, Blue & Co., LLC will be hosting a panel […]

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Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Blue & Co., LLC acquires Alerding CPA Group

Carmel, Ind. (November 23, 2022) – The accounting and consulting firms of Alerding CPA Group (Indianapolis, Ind.) and Blue & Co., LLC (Carmel, Ind.) have announced their merger. The combined firm will operate as Blue & Co., LLC (Blue & Co.), effective December 1, 2022. This acquisition will provide Blue & Co. with greater market […]

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Not-for-Profit Single Audit Requirements – Evaluation of Revenue Sources

By: Holly Fields, CPA, Senior Manager Not-for-profit organizations (NFPs) that receive federal financial assistance over certain levels, either directly from a federal agency or indirectly through state or local agencies, may be required to have a single audit performed under Federal Uniform Guidance. Single Audit Requirements A single audit includes not only an audit of […]

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Occupational Mix Survey: What You Need to Know

Every three years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requires any Hospital that is subject to the Inpatient Prospective Payment System (IPPS) to complete an Occupational Mix Survey (OMS). This data is then used to calculate an Occupational Mix Adjustment Factor (OMAF). The occupational mix adjustment impacts a hospital’s average hourly wage and […]

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