IRS Form 1040-ES
More money is coming to more families — and soon.That’s the main takeaway of the changes implemented to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) this year. As part of the March 2021 stimulus bill, the value of the credit as well as the age limit have been increased. The CTC is now fully refundable, which means you can receive the credit even if you don’t owe the IRS.Read More
Achieving a Better Life Experience Act, ABLE, accounts help people with disabilities and their families save and pay for disability-related expenses. They allow states to create tax-advantaged savings programs for eligible people with disabilities, and distributions are tax free if they are used for qualified disability expenses.Read More
Employers that provide full pay for employees who take time off to get and recover from a COVID-19 vaccination are eligible for a paid-leave tax credit.
The tax credit is available to organizations with fewer than 500 employees and covers up to $511 per day for each vaccinated employee.Read More
New guidance further specifies which small businesses qualify for grants. Interested business owners must also pre-register to access the application. Pre-registration begins on April 19 at 9am. The application itself will be available through a phased approach, starting with businesses that didn't apply or weren't approved for Phase 3 funding.Read More
Governor Murphy recently signed two bills establishing more grant funds for small businesses in New Jersey.
The first program puts $25 million towards grants for microbusinesses, meaning companies with five or less employees. This program is expected to follow previous programs and microbusinesses would be eligible for $1,000 per employee with a maximum of $5,000.Read More
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) raises pretax contribution limits for dependent care flexible spending accounts (DC-FSA) for the 2021 calendar year. A dependent care FSA is a pretax benefit account used to pay for services such as day care, preschool, summer camps, and before or after-school programs.Read More
The PPP Extension Act of 2021 passed in the U.S. Senate yesterday and is expected to be signed into law by President Biden. The bill extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline from March 31, 2021 to May 31, 2021. The bill will also provide the Small Business Administration (SBA) with an additional 30 days to process pending applications. It does not provide any additional funding for the current round of the PPP.Read More
California employers must provide employees with up to 80 hours of COVID-19 supplemental paid sick leave for eligible employees, including those advised to quarantine or isolate and those caring for COVID-impacted family members.Read More
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) does not require Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) paid and emergency family leave, but does extend and expand the tax credits for employers. ARPA extends these tax credits through September 30, 2021.Read More