Enacted at the end of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, allocates $325 billion to small businesses, nonprofits and venues hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that amount, approximately $284 billion goes toward the Paycheck Protection Program. The previous round of PPP funding ended earlier in 2020.
Are there business deductions you can take advantage of? Yes, but first you have to make sure your expenses are truly business-related. The lines can blur, especially with a small business, because you generally cannot deduct personal, living or family expenses. However, if you have an expense for something that is used partly for business and partly for personal purposes, divide the total cost between the business and personal parts, and then deduct the business part.
The second stimulus package (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021) includes $10 billion to provide immediate assistance to child-care providers and $250 million for the Head Start program. Who is in line for this aid? There are multiple recipients, as outlined below.
You may be convinced that you need an estate plan, but you're fuzzy about what it covers and even how to make one. One great place to start is to determine your net worth. Add up rough estimates of the values of your assets, including bank and investment accounts, jewelry, collectibles, cars and boats, as well as retirement plans. Don't forget the death benefit from your life insurance. Add to that any business interests or money owed to you and, of course, real estate.
You did it. You made it to retirement. That light at the end of the career tunnel is within your reach now, and it's no bad days ahead. Sure, you're ready, you have trips planned in between days of no alarm clocks, and life is good. Before you slice the au revoir cake, here are a few last-minute retirement items to consider before the work party concludes.
The recently signed relief bill — the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 — is letting those who have flexible spending accounts roll money over, which is a win for parents and those with live-in elderly loved ones.
An employer-sponsored retirement plan can be a great way for employers to show workers they care about employees' long-term financial prospects while giving workers a way to save on their taxes.
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