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Update on Status of ERC Refunds & PPP Forgiveness Questionnaire

By:  Alaina Fischer and Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP ERC Refunds Did you file an Employer’s Quarterly Federal Tax Return or a Tentative Refund form and are waiting on a refund? According to a recent IRS update, you could be waiting longer. As of May 6, 2021, the IRS reported having about 1.9 million Employer Quarterly […]

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An Overview of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

By: Justin Gubser, CPA, and Aimee Reavling, CPA The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is one of the most significant taxpayer relief provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act but has flown under the radar for most of the past 12 months due to its initial limitations related to the first round […]

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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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Not Eligible for Second Draw? Look Again…

By: Damien Strohmier, CPA, CCIFP Eligibility criteria for the second draw loans includes terminology that misled several companies to believe they were not eligible to apply. This article will review the eligibility requirements and specifically review the 25% reduction in gross receipts test that has been frequently misinterpreted. Employee Threshold For a borrower to be […]

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More Relief for Not-for-Profit Organizations: Second Round of PPP

  At the end of December 2020, the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding passed under the Economic Aid Act which provides additional relief to not-for-profit organizations. In addition to the expansion of the program to include 501(c)(6) organizations, not-for-profit organizations that received the first PPP loan are now eligible to receive […]

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How to Account for and Record PPP Forgiveness

By Damien Strohmier, CPA, Senior Manager As many companies are receiving Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) debt forgiveness and loan payoffs, the question of how to record forgiveness has resurfaced. This article will revisit accounting for PPP loans as debt or government grants and provide guidance on recording forgiveness. Accounting for PPP Loans as Debt Debt […]

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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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Blue & Co., LLC Announces New Partnership With Vsimple | Vsimple and Blue and Co logo

Blue & Co., LLC Announces New Partnership With Vsimple

CARMEL, Ind. (May 5, 2022) – Blue & Co., LLC is excited to announce our new partnership with Vsimple, a workflow management software company based in New Albany, IN.  Blue & Co and Vsimple will be working closely together to address the workflow and process improvement challenges of manufacturers throughout the Midwest. “At Blue & […]

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Proposed Rule FY 2023 for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Proposed Rule FY 2023 for Skilled Nursing Facilities

It is that time of year again! The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued the proposed rule that would update Medicare payment policies and rates for the fiscal year (FY) 2023’s Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Prospective Payment System (PPS). The Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) was implemented on October 1, 2019. This […]

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Coverage Scheduling Solutions for Physician Practices and Hospital Systems

Scheduling Solutions for Clinician Work-Life Balance

One of the most challenging conversations in any multi-physician practice or specialty-based hospital employed group is about how to create a fair distribution of on-call and/or inpatient hospital service coverage while balancing the duties of an outpatient practice. The COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to clinician burnout, and physicians and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) place significant […]

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