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New Guidance on Claiming the ERTC

On August 4, the IRS issued further guidance on the employee retention tax credit (ERTC), including guidance for employers who pay qualified wages after June 30, 2021, and before Jan. 1, 2022, and issues that apply to the ERTC in…

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FFCRA Sick Leave Option in 2021

The Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and the Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) that were mandated in the FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020. However, the new COVID-19 relief package that was recently passed by Congress and signed by the…

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Zoom Fatigue

Tips for Zoom Fatigue

Local SHRM Chapter Santa Barbara Human Resources  Association (SBHRA) offers simple tips on combating Zoom fatigue: We are using virtual video meetings daily for multiple reasons. We are using virtual meetings for work, school and many types of social activities.…

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Got Zoom Fatigue?

Before the pandemic, roughly two-thirds of all social interactions were face-to-face. Not anymore. Those of us following the rules of social distancing (hope that’s everyone) still talk in person with the people we live with and maybe with a friend…

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IRS News COVID Related

The IRS has posted a  few news updates this week (August 17, 2020): Pending Check Payments and Payment Notices - COVID Related If a taxpayer mailed a check with or without a tax return, it may be unopened in the…

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PPP Forgiveness Application Update

Banks are not accepting the Forgiveness applications yet. There is still some debate in Congress about whether or not PPP loans under a specific threshold ($150,000 was mentioned) might be forgiven outright or with a simple one-page application. The application,…

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PPP Application Deadline Is August 8

Small businesses still have until August 8 to apply for potentially forgivable loans via the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was extended from its original June 30 deadline.  While a second PPP is under consideration in the Continuing Small Business…

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