IRS: Employers to repay deferred payroll tax

The IRS issued guidance at the end of August regarding deferral of the employee’s portion of Social Security tax as described in President Trump’s August 8 Presidential Memorandum. The Presidential Memorandum deferred the employee’s portion of Social Security taxes from September 1, 2020, through December 31, 2020. The president’s move was made in reaction to the ongoing coronavirus […]

What’s next for Emergency Sick Leave now that school is out for summer?

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that, in part, provides emergency sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for employees who need to care for children whose schools had been closed as a result of the virus. Now that the school year is ending […]

IRS: PPP loan expenses not deductible

The IRS issued new guidance April 30 evening clarifying how the expenses paid with the loan proceeds through the Paycheck Protection Program are to be treated for tax purposes. According to the IRS, the forgivable portion of a PPP loan will not be included as gross income and will not be subject to taxation. However, […]