Posted onMay 21, 2020
IRS Addresses Those Items Thought to Have Slipped Through
In late March, the IRS announced that certain taxpayers generally have until July 15, 2020, to file and pay federal income taxes which were originally due on April 15. Since that guidance addressed the imminent and impending April 15 deadline, there were some taxpayers, tax forms, and tax payments that were not covered.
Posted onMay 21, 2020
Benefit Programs Summary
BST & Co.has compiled the following guide to the numerous federal funding and relief programs available to businesses and individuals as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Posted onMay 21, 2020
You May Not Get Your Cake and Eat It Too
IRS Denies Tax Deduction Tied to Small Business Loans As “small businesses” scramble to get the second round of Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans, the IRS just released a notice that apparently takes away one of the key perceived benefits of the program.
Posted onMay 21, 2020
The New Workplace
The coronavirus global pandemic will be an event that will forever reshape our lives as well as our workplaces. Just as procedures changed for boarding airplanes after September 11, 2001, so will the impact of this virus change the way we live and work.
Posted onMay 19, 2020
SBA Application for Forgiveness
On Friday, May 15, the SBA released its PPP Loan Forgiveness Application. The SBA has created definitive rules for certain items that had some uncertainty during the early stages of this program.
Posted onMay 15, 2020
Is Outsourcing Right for Your Organization?
As an organization considers the appropriateness of outsourcing, it may be wise to begin that exploration with a basic explanation of what outsourcing is and is not.
Posted onMay 7, 2020
How to Document PPP Loan Necessity
On April 23, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued FAQ No. 31 entitled, “Do businesses owned by large companies with adequate sources of liquidity to support the business’ ongoing operations qualify for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan?”
Posted onApril 15, 2020
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Fact Sheet for Self-Employed or Sole Proprietors
In our previous article “SBA Parameters for the Paychecks Protection Program (PPP)” we outlined the general details of the program. Listed below are answers to questions for those individuals that want to participate in the program and are self-employed or are sole proprietors of a business.
Posted onApril 3, 2020
Retirement Plan Relief- The CARES Act
On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, otherwise known as the CARES Act, was signed into law. The CARES Act includes provisions which increase flexibility for in-service plan distributions and enhanced loan rules.
Posted onApril 1, 2020
"CARES" Stimulus 7(a) Loans- A Portion of These Loans will be Forgiven
In our previous article "CARES Stimulus 7(a) Loans- A Portion of These Loans Will Be Forgiven", we outlined some of the specific criteria that were in the "CARES" Act. Listed below are the specific parameters that have now been set by the SBA.
Posted onMarch 31, 2020
Federal Tax Credit Available for Employee Retention
On Friday, March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”).  This article addresses certain key employer tax considerations.
Posted onMarch 31, 2020
Business Tax Considerations to Provide Liquidity
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act will provide roughly $2.2 trillion in financial relief to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and state and local governments in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 
Posted onMarch 31, 2020
Information/ Tips For Individuals to Help Get Through COVID-19 Crisis
During these incredibly unusual and disruptive times, the federal government has made numerous changes and updates that will impact your personal financial situation for you and your family.
Posted onMarch 31, 2020
Deferment of Employer FICA and Medicare Tax Payments
Employers ordinarily have to pay certain employment taxes—known as Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes. FICA taxes help fund both Social Security and Medicare.
Posted onMarch 31, 2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – FAQ
BST has been following the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) closely. Below are several frequently asked questions that will help you determine your responsibility as an employer.
Posted onMarch 31, 2020
COVID-19 Paid Leave Tool Kit
In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New York State, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has guaranteed workers job protection and financial compensation in the event they, or their minor dependent child (under the age of 18 years old), are subject to an order of mandatory or precautionary quarantine or isolation issued by the state of New York, the Department of Health, local board of health, or any government entity duly authorized to issue such order due to COVID-19.