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Federal Tax Deadline for Individual Taxpayers Extended to May 17

Yesterday the Internal Revenue Service announced that the deadline for federal income tax filings and payments has been extended to May 17, 2021. The normal deadline is April 15.

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Maryland Passes $1 Billion+ COVID-19 RELIEF Act

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed the RELIEF Act into law on February 15, 2021. The RELIEF Act is intended to help reverse some of the adverse economic conditions brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation includes changes to personal and business tax filings, relief payments for certain individuals, a sales and use tax credit, and changes to pass-through entity taxation. Let’s look more closely at some of the key provisions in the $1 billion plus relief package.

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Quick Guide: Membership Retention Rates for Associations

As I write this, it’s hard to believe we are in February 2021. It’s even harder to believe that we are almost a year into the pandemic. As much as we all want to forget about 2020 and go full steam ahead in 2021, now is the time for associations, societies and other nonprofits, especially those with calendar year ends, to evaluate the effects that COVID-19 had on one of their most crucial benchmarks / metrics — membership retention.

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Some PPP Loan Recipients Now Eligible for Employee Retention Tax Credit

One of the big highlights of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 is the expansion and extension of the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). This change is significant because now, under the new law, some businesses can take advantage of both the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the ERTC — as long as there is no double dipping with the same funds.

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Jennifer Rock: Nonprofit CPA and Rock Star Volunteer Offers Advice

The spirit of volunteerism runs deep here at Gross Mendelsohn. Recently I sat down for a conversation with Jennifer Rock of our Nonprofit Group. Jenn is a nonprofit auditor and has been an absolute rock star volunteer for several local nonprofit organizations, who I might add, are lucky to have her on their side. I’m excited to share Jenn’s story, and the advice she has for nonprofit leaders from the perspective of both a CPA and a volunteer.

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Construction & Real Estate  |  Government Contractors  |  Healthcare  |  Manufacturing & Distribution  |  Nonprofit

2021 Payroll Update

Social Security and Medicare tax As of January 1, 2021, the maximum amount of annual earnings subject to Social Security increased to $142,800 (from $137,700 in 2020). There is no limit on the amount of earnings subject to the Medicare tax.

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