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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP): Considerations When Applying

By K·Coe Editorial | April 2, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes As Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications are slated to start on April 3, K·Coe Isom advisors have been getting many questions and requests for guidance.  We’d like to clear the air, and provide some important considerations – for the benefit of businesses. Important Loan Forgiveness Update Clarification was released this …

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CARES Act FAQs: Helpful Loan Guidance for Businesses

By K·Coe Editorial | April 1, 2020
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Reading Time: 6 minutes Since its passage on March 27, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act continues to be aggressively dissected, digested, and questioned by lawyers, accountants, HR and payroll administrators alike – with the intent to help businesses secure funding to endure the economic downturn caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. …

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CARES Act: 4 New Provisions for Employer Benefit Plans

By K·Coe Editorial | March 31, 2020
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Reading Time: < 1 minute In an effort to further help individuals and employers, the CARES Act has enacted provisions that create temporary relief through employer benefit plan changes for 2020. Employer Benefit Plan Provisions for 2020 will: Defer employer contribution minimums Defers 2020 minimum required contributions (including quarterly contributions) for single-employer plans to January …

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COVID-19 Disaster Plan Relief: Tax Opportunities for Employers and Employees

By K·Coe Editorial | March 27, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Tax experts are dusting off a little-used tax law (enacted in 2002 following September 11th attacks) that is coming in handy for businesses dealing with COVID-19 today.  Section 139 allows employers to make “qualified disaster relief payments” to employees to assist in managing their expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The …

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When Can Farmers Expect Benefits from China Trade Agreement?

By K·Coe Editorial | February 18, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes USDA Secretary Perdue called the January 15, 2020 pact a “bonanza” for U.S. ag, but it could be a while before farmers reap its benefits. According to Maxson Irsik, K·Coe Isom advisor, “It may be months or even years before American farmers and ranchers see increased exports to the Asian …

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Kansas Department of Revenue to Double-Tax Bank Income

By K·Coe Editorial | January 10, 2020

Reading Time: 2 minutes We’ve recently learned of an interesting development that significantly impacts the Community Banking industry.   At the end of December, K·Coe participated in a call facilitated by the Kansas Bankers Association with multiple practitioners discussing a recent audit with the Kansas Department of Revenue (KDR).  We want to make sure that …

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