IRS clarifies position on PPP loan expenses

Please remember: Covid-19 pandemic is an unprecedented event and the PPP loans are a unique response to this crisis. Therefore, there is no prior precedent for taxability and the IRS is establishing its rationale for its decision. The IRS has issued a ruling this week that clarifies its position that expenses paid with PPP loan funds will […]

Cost control requires a team effort

“That’s just the cost of doing business.” You’ve probably heard this expression many times. It’s true that, to invoke another cliché, you’ve got to spend money to make money. But that doesn’t mean you have to take rising operational costs sitting down. Cost control is a formal management technique through which you evaluate your company’s […]

Teachers get a (tax) break

Historically, teachers have been allowed an “above the line” deduction (with an annual cap of $250) for various school supplies. However, starting in 2016, in addition to allowing teachers a deduction for school supplies, the PATH Act allows teachers to also deduct (subject to the overall annual cap of $250) amounts paid for certain professional […]