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Looking For an Investor?

Every deal is different, but here are some basics. There are three main ways investors can provide funding to your small business: equity investment, debt investment, or convertible debt. With equity investment, an investor will buy an ownership stake in

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Gross Receipt Exclusions for ERC

A taxpayer is permitted to exclude certain items from “gross receipts” for determining eligibility to claim the ERC under the CARES Act and other recent relief legislation including:  amount of the forgiveness of a PPP loan grant from the Economic

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Colorado Workers’ Compensation Insurance

All businesses with employees operating in Colorado are required to have workers’ compensation insurance, regardless of the number of employees, whether the employees only work part-time, or if they are members of the same family. All workers’ compensation insurance in

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New Round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advances

The SBA is launching a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advances – called Targeted EIDL Advance – which provides eligible businesses with $10,000 in total grant assistance. If you received the EIDL Advance last year in an

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IRS urges employers to choose carefully when selecting a payroll service provider

Below are highlights from IRS Issue Number:  IR-2020-186 Many employers outsource their payroll and related tax duties to third parties. This streamlines business operations by collecting and timely depositing payroll taxes on the employer’s behalf and filing required payroll tax

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Applications Now Open for 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program

El Paso County is working with the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments (PPACG) to distribute additional relief funding locally, through a new grant program, the 2021 Pikes Peak Small Business COVID-19 Relief Program. Grant awards will be a maximum

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IRS Expected to Audit More Small Businesses in 2021

After years of low examination rates, the IRS announced it will increase audits of small businesses: by 50 percent. This news comes during a time when complex tax law changes and economic stimulus programs in response to COVID-19 have made

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CARES Act Special $300 Deduction for People who Claim the Standard Deduction

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, enacted by Congress last spring, includes temporary tax changes helping charities including a special $300 deduction designed especially for people who choose to take the standard deduction, rather than itemizing their

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Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Changed as Senate passes House bill

The U.S. Senate passed the House version of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) legislation Wednesday night, tripling the time allotted for small businesses and other PPP loan recipients to spend the funds and still qualify for forgiveness of the loans.  The Senate

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CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act

* subject to change Best/accurate info at sba.com or treasury.gov Phase 3, March 27, 2020 $2 Trillion Support loans and loan guarantees for large businesses and governments Small business loans & grants Unemployment insurance expansion Issue one time checks (tax

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