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Banks May Now be Eligible for ERTC Under New Guidance

By Sandy Sporleder | January 18, 2021

Reading Time: 3 minutes We’ve previously discussed the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) and how it impacts essential businesses with partial shut downs in previous issues of our GoodSense newsletter, linked below as related reads, but there have been some notable changes to the ERTC that could impact both you as a bank, and …

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Understanding a Bank’s Regulatory Compliance with Payment Apps

By Kerry Hatzenbuehler | January 18, 2021

Reading Time: 2 minutes As a more frequent Venmo user lately – making garage sale payments in exchange for goods and collecting basketball fees from parents on behalf of my child’s team – I was struck by a recent article, “Dealing with App Disputes,” published in the Electronic Payments Core of Knowledge (EPCOR) newsletter.  …

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Business Tax Update: New 1099 Nonemployee Compensation Tax Form for 2020 Tax Year

By Sandy Sporleder | January 18, 2021
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Reading Time: 3 minutes After a 38-year absence, Form 1099-NEC has made its return in the 2020 tax year, and its January 31 deadlines are right around the corner.  Don’t panic – here’s everything you need to know about the revived form, and how it is intended to be used. For the last few …

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USDA Announces CFAP Program Updates: Who Benefits?

By Matthew Farrell | January 15, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes On January 15, the USDA announced rule changes that would provide additional assistance for many farmers and ranchers due to COVID-19 disruptions. The new rules make changes to the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 1 (CFAP1) and Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP2). Some of these changes were made following requirements …

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Webinar Series Announced for Farmers from U.S. and India

By K·Coe Editorial | January 11, 2021
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Reading Time: < 1 minute National food and agriculture business consulting firm K·Coe Isom, together with Mann Deshi Foundation of India, have announced a webinar series aimed to help farmers from the U.S. and India share knowledge and culture in an effort to promote cooperation in agriculture and trade practices. “With 1.3 billion people, India …

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Meal and Entertainment Deductions

Business Tax Update: Many Meal and Entertainment Deductions Have Increased

By Sandy Sporleder | January 10, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes In an effort to provide additional stimulus funding, The Consolidated Appropriations Act was signed by the President on December 27, 2020.  Included in the guidance were changes to deductions for business meals in tax years 2021 and 2022. New Provisions include Higher Temporary Meal Deductions In an effort to stimulate …

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SBA Issues New PPP2 Guidance for Businesses

By Beth Swanson | January 7, 2021
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Good news for businesses as guidance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury has been issued regarding the second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding. “It was expected that there would be changes and corrections in interpretation and meaning following the COVID-19 relief bill, and numerous SBA …

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EIDL Program Updates: Replenished Funding and New Targeted Guidelines

By K·Coe Editorial | January 4, 2021
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Reading Time: 3 minutes While much attention has been given to the recently-signed “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021” that provides crucial COVID-19 relief and has created a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses, a few overshadowed – but important – updates have been made to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan …

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