Frank Granatino, Partner

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February 25, 2021

The nation’s smallest businesses are getting revamped Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) rules and a special filing period announced in recent changes from the Biden-Harris administration. Small businesses with fewer than 20 employees make up 98% of the small businesses in the U.S. but have not received much assistance from the PPP so far and have accounted for a significant portion of business closures during the pandemic. These new rules seek to remedy that. Here’s what you should know.

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January 20, 2021

The employee retention tax credit (ERTC) is intended to provide liquidity to employers during the pandemic and was greatly expanded in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 thanks to Sections 206 and 207 of the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Relief Act portion.  It opens the doors to more businesses facing significant financial hardship to qualify for and receive this credit.

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December 21, 2020

The pandemic created by the novel coronavirus has drastically changed the way we live and work. As more businesses are forced to send their employees home, work-from-home life has become a mainstay especially in knowledge-based jobs (jobs that do not require physical labor), and many of these industries are not going back to the workplace anytime soon. This can create wrinkles for both employers and employees when it comes to their tax situations.

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November 24, 2020

This year has been unique and beyond comparison in many ways, and tax planning is just one of the implications of current events. Both individual and business taxes have the potential to be significantly impacted by the various legislation that has passed like the FFCRA and the CARES Act, the loan programs made available like the PPP and the EIDL, and the unemployment/stimulus programs that touched many Americans.  

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November 24, 2020

Reviewing your tax situation each year prior to filing is essential to ensuring your compliance is up to date and opportunities have been optimized. This guide contains strategies to help you save on your taxes if enacted before year-end. For assistance or further detail, contact your Goering & Granatino team member at (913) 396-6225. 

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August 28, 2020

On Aug. 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury issued the latest interim final rule update to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) that seeks to clarify guidance related to owner-employee compensation and non-payroll costs. This guidance has been long-awaited and clears up several questions borrowers have had about forgiveness. Here are the main points.

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July 6, 2020

When Matt Moore and his business partner Chance Adams started their craft beer bar 9 years ago, there was no plan for the business to take the place of Matt’s landscaping day job of 20 years. But, just three years later, they opened Martin City Brewing and have since added four restaurants throughout Kansas City to the mix. Today, Matt runs the business as the chief executive officer (CEO), fully transitioning out of landscaping life and into that of restauranteur and entrepreneur.   

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July 5, 2020

President Trump has signed a five-week extension to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) which was unanimously agreed upon last week by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in an effort to continue providing relief for small businesses hit hard by the pandemic.