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Carried Interest: How It’s Changing

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Sep 2020

Carried Interest: How It’s Changing

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included Section 1061 which stated that certain taxpayers that hold profits interests in partnerships must satisfy a three-year holding period to qualify for preferential long-term capital gain rates, instead of the usual one-year holding period. Several questions and loopholes arose when this rule was implemented, and the IRS has finally released proposed regulations addressing these issues. This…

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Trump’s Payroll Tax Break: What You Need To Know

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Sep 2020

Trump’s Payroll Tax Break: What You Need To Know

As you may recall, earlier last month (August 8), President Trump issued an executive order allowing employers to defer withholding and payment of a portion of their employees’ Social Security taxes if wages are under a certain threshold. Then, last Friday (August 28), the IRS provided guidance on the deferral. Here’s what you need to know: The short deferral of the tax is not an…

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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: New PPP Rules!

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Jun 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act: New PPP Rules!

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was signed on June 5, 2020 and revises several rules, making qualifying for full loan forgiveness easier for many small businesses. Make sure you read our original PPP Forgiveness article here if you haven’t already to get a grasp on the general mechanisms of PPP loan forgiveness, as this article will primarily focus on the changes to the…

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Five Ways Small Businesses Can Make a Big Impact During the Pandemic

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May 2020

Five Ways Small Businesses Can Make a Big Impact During the Pandemic

During this scary and uncertain time, it can often be hard to find inspiration or know how to be of service. Worrying about finances, school, work, and our families can take a toll on our mental health. But one of the most impactful and uplifting things we can do during tough times is help others. Paragon Accountants is here to share inspiring ideas that you…

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules

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May 2020

PPP Loan Forgiveness Rules

With the first round of funding completed and the second round underway, several businesses have received their Paycheck Protection Program loans from the SBA. This article will guide you through the rules that must be followed in order to gain maximum loan forgiveness as well as the rules that may reduce your forgiveness. 75% Rule You must use at least 75% of the PPP funds…

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Financial Assistance Options for Small Businesses impacted by COVID-19

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Apr 2020

Financial Assistance Options for Small Businesses impacted by COVID-19

As we work together to find a sense of normalcy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognize that many of our small business clients are facing challenges as they continue to operate and maintain their staff. Below you will find a list of funding programs that can assist with your business if you have been financially impacted by COVID-19. We have also provided information about mortgage…

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Minimum Wage Increase 2020

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Jan 2020

Minimum Wage Increase 2020

2020 California Minimum Wage Changes 2020 has come with many changes for employers and employees, the first being minimum wage. Beginning January 1, 2020, minimum wage has increased for all California employers. For employers with 25 employees or less, minimum wage has increased to $12/hour. For employers with 26 employees or more, minimum wage has increased to $13/hour. A schedule for California minimum wage rates…

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The Breakdown: Payroll Wages & Taxes Edition

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Aug 2019

The Breakdown: Payroll Wages & Taxes Edition

If you’re considering hiring employees, it’s critical that you understand the payroll tax obligations that you have as an employer. With all the confusion surrounding how payroll taxes works, failing to report taxes correctly can result in major issues with the IRS – so it’s worth it to have a basic understanding. But have no fear, this article is going to break down exactly what…

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July 2019 Sales Tax Changes

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Jul 2019

July 2019 Sales Tax Changes

Sales tax rates have once again changed! Beginning July 1st, numerous states have changed local sales tax rates with a few changing their state rates. In California, changes have only been made to sales tax rates in San Mateo County and the City of Glendora; the state sales tax rate remains unchanged. Further information on these changes in California are on the California Department of…

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New CA Small Business Sexual Harassment Training Changes

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Jun 2019

New CA Small Business Sexual Harassment Training Changes

California has previously mandated that all employers with at least 50 employees conduct a sexual harassment prevention course for all employees. This meant that many small businesses had no obligation to provide any sort of sexual harassment prevention training. Recently however, California has passed Senate Bill No. 1343 that will impact many small businesses by January 1st, 2020. Per S.B 1343, all employers with 5…

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