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    IRS Uncovers $3.1 Billion in COVID Fraud

    November 28, 2022

    The IRS Criminal Investigation department (IRS-CI) has partnered with the Justice Department to uncover and prosecute fraudulent activities related to the federal government’s COVID relief programs. To date, the IRS has conducted 840 investigations involving fraud amounts totaling more than... Read More

    Employee Retention Credit for Employers Avalible

    January 17, 2022

    Employers that took steps to get the employee retention credit for the 4th quarter of 2021 got a rude awakening when Congress retroactively took it away. Read More

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    House-Passed Tax Rate Changes But Still Includes New Taxes

    December 16, 2021

    The House passed the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better Act on November 19, 2021, and the legislation is now under Senate consideration. Known as H.R. 5376, the legislation is the second prong of President Biden’s social and economic policy program.... Read More

    Safe Harbor for Employee Retention Credit Limits Gross Receipts

    September 17, 2021

    The IRS has issued a safe harbor allowing employers to exclude several sources of government support from their gross receipts calculation when determining eligibility for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). In related guidance, the agency clears up important questions it... Read More

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    How to Claim the Employee Retention Credit for 2021

    April 15, 2021

    The IRS has issued guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit for the first two calendar quarters of 2021. The American Rescue Plan of 2021 allows eligible employers to claim a refundable tax credit against the employer share of... Read More

    New Bill Boosts PPP Funding as IRS Offers Details on Employee Retention Credit for PPP Borrowers

    March 17, 2021

    The PPP loan program has gotten another boost from Congress in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 with an additional $7.5 billion in funding. The latest COVID relief legislation also expands the eligibility of news organizations and non-profits for... Read More

    The Employee Retention Tax Credit: Offsetting Payroll Tax

    February 17, 2021

      Update as of 03/12/2021 President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill also known as American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (H.R. 1319) has become law and extends the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) through December 31, 2021.    The... Read More


    Final 2020 COVID Relief Bill Allows Deductions, More PPP Loans

    December 22, 2020

    Congress has resolved one of the most problematic tax provisions resulting from the IRS’s interpretation of the CAREs Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—the disallowance of tax deductions for expenses paid with forgiven PPP funds. Those deductions have been reinstated by... Read More

    Untangling the Technical | UK COVID-19 Update – Changes to Furlough Arrangements and Wage Cost Claims

    June 16, 2020

    The UK Government has released further guidance on how employers should prepare for changes to the UK Job Retention Scheme from 1 July 2020. In this podcast, Mike Whitacre interviews Jonathan Clark, a Tax Director in Frazier & Deeter’s London... Read More

    IRS Provides More Details on the Employee Retention Credit

    May 26, 2020

    Under the CARES Act, employers get a refundable payroll tax credit for 50% of the first $10,000 in wages paid to employees during the COVID-19 crisis. The credit is allowed against the employer portion of social security taxes on wages... Read More

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