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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – Impact on Business

In this time of rapidly changing information, we are here to provide answers to some of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) questions businesses have. What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is intended to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on payroll.  This will be […]

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CARES Act – Impact on Not-For-Profit Organizations

The CARES Act contains several provisions that are applicable to not-for-profit organizations.  The process for obtaining available relief will largely depend on your tax classification under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the Code). For 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(19) organizations with 500 or fewer employees, including full-time and part-time employees, that have been in existence […]

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CARES Act – Small Business Relief

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep their workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic downturn. The Paycheck Protection Program provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. These loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their […]

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Families First Coronavirus Relief Act Update!

Congress has passed, and President Trump signed into law on March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA provides for three sections that likely will be of particular interest for employers (both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations alike): (1) Emergency Family and Medical Leave Act Expansion, (2) Emergency Paid Sick Leave, and […]

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COVID-19 – Grant and Loan Programs with Links

There are multiple options being offered right now to help for-profit and not-for-profit organizations during this difficult time.  How do you know what is best for you?  Please feel free to reach out to our team with questions.  In the meantime, below are some options for you to consider:   Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic […]

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Tax-Exempt Organizations Return & Payment Due Dates with Notice 2020-18

The IRS and the Department of Treasury released Notice 2020-18 on March 20th in response to the Coronavirus pandemic; however, this notice has little impact on tax-exempt organizations. Notice 2020-18 applies exclusively to income tax returns and payments due on April 15, 2020, postponing the due date for those to July 15, 2020. Forms 990, […]

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THF’s Tampa Team Named Winner of United Way Suncoast Award

   THF’s Tampa Team has been named the winner of the United Way Spirit of Suncoast Award in the category of “less than 100 employees” for the 2018 campaign year. United Way’s Spirit of Suncoast Award honors local companies for their exceptional commitment and investment by their organization and their employees. The award is presented […]

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The New NFP Financial Reporting Standard ASU 2016-14: The Top 5 Things Your Board Should Know!

The ASU 2016-14 was recently modified to update the current model. The changes improve information in financial statements and notes and allows NFP organizations to better tell their story. This applies to all NFPs and is effective for annual financial statements issued for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2017. WARNING: This blog contains intense, […]

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Popular Mileage Tracking Apps

Whether you’re traveling for business, charity, medical purposes, or pleasure, it is important to track your mileage for tax purposes. The IRS has documentation requirements in order to claim business mileage deductions. You will need to keep a mileage log for each year you claim this deduction. Your mileage log must include the starting mileage […]

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Standard Mileage Rates for 2018 Up from 2017 Rates

The 2018 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical, or moving purposes have been issued. Beginning January 1, 2018, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups, or panel trucks) will be: 54.5 cents for every mile of business […]

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