IRS Clarifies ERTC as Tax Day Approaches

Last Saturday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revised some of the FAQs on the Employee Retention Tax Credit clarifying a number of provisions relating the maximum amounts of an eligible employer’s ERTC, qualified wages and determining allocable qualified health plan expenses among others. In addition, the agency announced that it will be re-opening all of…

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SBA & IRS Regulations Released

As the “all hands on deck” mindset continues within the federal government in fighting the coronavirus crisis and restoring economic activity as soon as possible, federal regulatory agencies continue to issue guidance clarifying their mandates on a host of issues that dramatically impact business. In that vein, the Small Business Administration has posted guidance on…

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Registration Open for Tampa Meeting

Registration is now open for the DDIFO Tampa meeting, which will be held on February 11, 2020 at the Ruths Chris Restaurant, 1700 N. Westshore Blvd in Tampa. Meeting the Need: Hiring & Retaining Good Employees will feature Kathleen McDonough, Senior Account Executive at HigherMe who worked on establishing the Dunkin’ – HigherMe partnership back…

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Tampa Meeting

In the current challenging labor market, hiring the right employees – and being able to retain them – is critical to the ongoing success of your business. In fact, there are few other topics that are more important in this economy, and that’s why our first DDIFO meeting of 2020 (“The Future of Hourly Hiring…

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Independent Joe #59 December 2019/January 2020

Each year at the turn of the calendar, we see an abundance of stories recapping the year that was. The Year in Review gives us a chance to review what has happened, what we’ve accomplished and where we’ve failed to reach our objectives over the past 12 months. Though generally vanilla and predictable, the Year…

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DOL Eases Path for Multiemployer Retirement Plans

The U.S. Department of Labor unveiled its final rule this past Monday on multiple employer plans (MEPs), expanding the possibility of smaller businesses creating and using them as a vehicle to encourage retirement savings by employees. The new rule, which goes into effect on September 30 of this year, will allow businesses or associations with…

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