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PPP Loans & Change of Ownership Transactions

At Blue & Co. LLC, we continue to monitor and disseminate impactful information to our clients in connection with their PPP loans advanced through the SBA in connection with the CARES Act. Some clients that have received PPP funds have raised concerns about entering into transactions (on either the sell or buy side) with parties […]

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Payroll Tax Deferral

The most significant tax-related executive action is the “Memorandum on Deferring Payroll Tax Obligations in Light of the Ongoing COVID-19 Disaster.” Taxpayer be wary, this order does not revoke your obligation to pay payroll taxes; it merely postpones the taxes to be due at a later date. The tax deferral period is from September 1, […]

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Remote Workers and Nexus in 2020

COVID-19 has added several new tax challenges to everyone’s plate this year. One of the less commonly discussed problems has been the impact of the sudden increase of remote workers on the company’s various state income and sales tax obligations. Nexus, a business’s economic connection with a tax jurisdiction, is determined by several different factors […]

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Most Required Minimum Distributions Waived for 2020

Did you know that as of March 27, 2020, most Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) were waived for the 2020 calendar year? That means that if you normally take an RMD from your IRA or business retirement plan, except for pension plans, you are not required to take that distribution for 2020. In most cases, if […]

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Do I have a Hobby or a Legitimate Business?

For most individuals, a hobby is a great way to spend free time, and if you are fortunate, you might even make some money while enjoying your hobby. Determining whether your activity is considered a “hobby” or “legitimate business” can have an impact on your tax strategies and savings. Before the TCJA, individuals could deduct hobby […]

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5 Things Manufacturers Can Do To Remain Profitable During an Economic Downturn

With the current economic situation, some manufactures have had delays in production, reductions in orders, and temporary closures. Depending on the size of the company, you may have received a PPP or EIDL loan, or you may be weathering the times on your own. Regardless of your situation, we put together the following actions you […]

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Deferral of Revenue Recognition and Leases

This article was originally published with updates to FASB updates on December 10, 2019 and was most recently updated on June 5th. It is being updated as new information becomes available. On June 3, 2020, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-05, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) Effective […]

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COVID-19 Relief: Information for 401(k) and Retirement Plans

by Mickie Murphy, Blue Benefits Consulting | This article was originally published on March 24th and was most recently updated on June 4th. It is being updated as new information becomes available.  We have answers to questions employers are asking about their plans: Changes to Plan Contributions Can employees stop their deferral contributions? Employees may […]

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Revised PPP Forgiveness Applications & EZ Application Released

This article was originally published on May 18th and was most recently updated on June 18th. It is being updated as new information becomes available. The U.S. Department of Treasury released revised PPP loan forgiveness applications on June 17th in response to changes enacted by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. In doing […]

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2023 E/M Coding Changes You Need to Know from the Physician Fee Schedule Final Ruling

New rules for reporting evaluation and management (E/M) services in most places of service took effect January 1, 2023. The coding and documentation revisions, adopted by the American Medical Association’s CPT Editorial Panel and approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), substantially simplify code selection and documentation. Effective January 1st, E/M services […]

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Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 Changes Impacting Rural Health Clinics

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, also known as the “Omnibus” package, was signed into law by President Biden on December 29, 2022. Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) need to be aware of some of the changes that will impact them including new grant opportunities and behavioral health provisions. Opportunities for Rural Health Clinics from the […]

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The Importance of Personal vs. Business Use of Auto

By Pam Swartout, Manager and Jacoby Shade, Staff Accountant at Blue & Co. Many business owners provide a company vehicle to their employees as part of their employment. This is a company benefit that has tax implications and is extremely important for both the employer and employee to understand these implications. Employers can deduct only […]

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