Employee Retention Credit (ERC) 2020 Planning

In case you have not heard, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), which was part of the CARES act legislation in March 2020, is back in play for 2020 for an expanded group of employers than the law originally allowed. This past December, Congress passed the CAA legislation which made an interesting and potentially valuable revision […]

Buying a Practice in 2021? Should there be a “Covid Discount”?

As everyone knows, we have had a horrible virus around for over a year now, and while it certainly impacted practice transitions for some time between say March and June 2020, since June 2020 buyers are back in full force looking for a practice to call their own. Almost immediately buyers and potential buyers started […]

What You Should Know About the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

EMPLOYEE RETENTION CREDIT (ERC) The CAA legislation provided some important updates to the Employee Retention Credit. Not only did this legislation extend the credit thru June 30 2021 but the credit is now retroactively available for all entities that paid wages during the periods of March 12 through December 31, 2020.    2020 CREDIT (AVAILABLE […]

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) LOAN – ROUND 2

PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) LOAN – ROUND 2 REQUIREMENTS The business must have fewer than 300 employees, including sole proprietors and other self-employed individuals. The business must have used or will use all of the original PPP Loan funds received The business must demonstrate not less than a 25% reduction in gross receipts for any […]

YEAR-END TAX PLANNING – TO SPEND OR NOT TO SPEND

Recently, as I’ve been reading through some of the dental-specific websites like Dentaltown or FB groups, the usual topic of year-end practice spending for tax planning purposes are starting to pop up with mixed feedback. It’s a fairly common year-end planning strategy that many CPAs will throw out there (as a general concept), that is, […]

Business Interruption Insurance – Do I have coverage for COVID-19 Losses?

Here we are several months into the Covid-19 Pandemic. Businesses have been applying and receiving a variety of loans and grants; SBA, local government grants, health and human service grants, business association grants, etc. But should our business insurance help cover our losses incurred by the closures and loss of business caused by the pandemic?   […]

The Age Old Question For a Dental Practice Buyer: Should You Pay For Potential?

This is a very common question we get with certain practice transitions and many believe the answer is easy, NO! Sometimes I’d agree and other times I would flatly disagree. Unfortunately, it depends on what the potential is and who’s selling it. I believe there are two types of potential when it comes to practice […]

COVID-19 – 07-01-20 BULLETIN RELEASE – PPP Loan Forgiveness & Provider Relief Fund

Forgiveness Application After much anticipation, the SBA has released new forgiveness applications and additional guidance regarding the recent changes put in place with the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA). The SBA provided two applications and related instructions – the abbreviated Form 3508EZ and the detailed Form 3508. Both applications clearly allow for the 24-week […]

Should I convert some or all of my taxable IRA money to a Roth IRA?

While this has been a very common question for many years it seems to be making a strong return in 2020 due to Covid19. The possibility of lower taxable income for some people who have been laid off or who’s businesses might experience a steep decline in income has generated a renewed interest in this […]

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