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Ways and Means Proposed Tax Increases

By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director On the morning of September 13, 2021, the House Ways and Means Committee released details of proposed tax increases totaling $2.9 trillion. The revenue raised from these increases, along with an additional $600 billion coming from dynamic growth, is intended to pay for the Democrats’ proposed $3.5 trillion budget bill. […]

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How Did the American Rescue Plan Affect your Child Tax Credits?

By: Aimee Reavling, CPA, Director & Andy Arnold, CPA, Senior Accountant The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was passed by Congress in March 2021 to aid economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Amongst the most important provisions of the American Rescue Plan were the changes made to the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit […]

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Employee Retention Credit Relief and Impact on Taxpayers Continues

B: Aimee Reavling, CPA, Director & Justin Gubser, JD, CPA, Manager With the expansion of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) under the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act of 2020 and the additional extension granted under The American Rescue Plan Act, enacted in March 2021, the ERC now has the potential to provide relief to […]

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director & Chuck Mallick, Senior Manager On August 10, 2021, the Senate passed a bipartisan infrastructure bill. The $1 trillion bill now moves to the House, where the Biden administration hopes for passage shortly after Congress returns from recess. The Senate’s version of the bill contains only a few tax provisions, […]

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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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Estate and Gift Planning in Uncertain Times

By: Derek Gray, CPA, Director, and Chuck Mallick, CPA, Senior Manager On the campaign trail, President Biden frequently mentioned significant changes to the estate tax. His proposals generally centered around three prongs: first, to raise the estate tax rate from 40% to 45%; second, to drop the lifetime exemption amount from $11.7 million to $3.5 […]

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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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Blue & Co. Offers Expertise to Not-For-Profits Affected by QuickBooks Point of Sale Discontinuation

By Nancy Orben, CPA, Senior Manager, Laura Philpot, Senior Accountant, Business Services, and Lisa Totten, Senior Accounting Specialist at Blue & Co. Attention all not-for-profit organizations! Are you currently using QuickBooks Point of Sale in your gift shops, ticket sales, or day-to-day business? If so, you may have heard the recent news that Intuit will […]

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Contract Services: Impact on Wage Index

In the past several years, hospitals have continued to feel the impact of increased utilization of contract nursing and other contract services. Although these services have developed into a major expense line item, it is important for hospitals understand how expenses related to contracted services can impact the wage index factor for Medicare reimbursement. Contract […]

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3 Lucky Tips for Not-For-Profits to Avoid Bank Fraud

Trusted Insights from The National Bank of Indianapolis Nonprofit Services Team Not-for-profit organizations are increasingly falling victim to fraud, with a rising number of incidents and an ever-growing amount of money being lost. Fraudsters find it easy to target not-for-profits, as their publicly available 990s provide valuable information. Protecting your organization from such fraudulent activities […]

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