While you’re in the midst of planning, growing or expanding your business, it’s important to develop and execute a buy-sell agreement between all business owners. A buy-sell agreement can provide structure for an unexpected event such as a death or disability, and provide a road map for expected events such as a shareholder retirement buy-out. Setting up a buy-sell agreement in the early stages of your business planning can help you handle the unexpected and expected events more swiftly in the future - and with a lot less stress.
In 2018, a Supreme Court decision in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair expanded retailers’ responsibilities to collect sales taxes on out-of-state purchases. This decision affects companies selling tangible personal property – including digital property, depending on the state – through a company website to anyone in a different state, despite the selling company having no other connection to the state where their product was purchased.
Updated December 2021: Over the past fourteen months, the employee retention tax credit has undergone a number of changes since it was initially introduced. The most current information is in the Current Employee Retention Tax Credit Standards: American Rescue Plan Act – March 2021 section, but we recommend reading everything below to understand the full picture of the employee retention tax credit.

The deadline to apply for first- or second-draw Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is May 31, 2021. Here are some important reminders as the deadline approaches:

What is a PPP Loan?

A PPP loan is a loan provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to the financial crisis many small businesses continue to face due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

PPP loans can be used to:

  • Help fund payroll costs, including benefits
  • Pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities
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On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. Included in the act is the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), which provides much-needed support for the recovery of the greatly impacted restaurant industry. Applications open Monday, May 3, 2021 at noon Eastern time for priority restaurants for three weeks. After this time, all eligible restaurants are encouraged to apply. According to the National Restaurant Association, foodserv Read More >>

As businesses move forward in applying for a second-draw Paycheck Protection Program loan, or PPP2, it is important to remember the maximum loan size is capped at $2 million for businesses, as well as their affiliates. That means the total amount a business and its affiliates can apply for is capped at $2 million. Businesses are also only eligible if collectively with their affiliates the employee count is below 300.

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