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Tax Relief

Employee Retention Tax Credit Expanded for More Business Relief 1.13.21 | Client AlertThe Employee Retention Credit (ERC), which was originally included in the CARES Act(original law) passed in March 2020, provided a refundable payroll tax credit of 50% for up to$10,000 in qualifying wages per employee paid by an eligible

Stimulus bill, COVID relief

 12.29.20 | Client AlertPresident Trump has signed the $900 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 into law, bringing expanded COVID-19 relief to businesses, nonprofits and individual taxpayers.As we previously wrote about, included in the legislation is the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act (“the Act”), which includes

Robinhood trading

A complaint against Robinhood has been filed by the state of Massachusetts. The action is based on a new state law that it began to enforce in September. This filing comes in the same week that the self-directed brokerage firm settled a suit with the SEC by paying $65 million.

Stock Market Outperform 2021

With the S&P 500 climbing to a new all-time closing high of 3,735.36, what are the stock market valuation indicators tell us? Although 2020 has been an outlier year in many ways, the S&P 500 is up over 70% from its March 23rd pandemic lows, and year-to-date, the index has risen

Covid Vaccine

December 22nd, 2020 | By Jules Halpern Associates | ADA, COVID-19, EEOC, Employer Liability, Employer Policies, GINA, Title VIIMany Americans have been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the COVID-19 vaccine since the pandemic began. Employers must strike the balance of maintaining workplace health and safety with considering the individual circumstances of various employees. Below we cover crucial information for


Michels & Hanley CPAs, LLP COVID-19 –12.21.20 | Client Alert Congress leaders announced Sunday night that they reached a deal on a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package.One of the biggest questions from small business owners who received PPP funds has (or is expected to) been answered. The provision, part of