WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19. The credit is available to all employers regardless of size, including tax-exempt organizations. There are only two exceptions: State and local governments and their instrumentalities and small businesses who take small business loans. Qualifying employers must fall into one of two categories: The employer’s business is fully or partially suspended by government

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Coronavirus Leads to New Tax Saving Measures on the Horizon Ken Brice here.  As someone who’s involved with companies to help reduce their tax bite for over 20 years, I wanted to bring you up to speed on a couple of tax saving opportunities that are developing now and are important to companies in these tough times. As all companies are dealing with this invisible enemy, I wanted to make sure that you know that there are more tools in your money toolbelt. The first tool is one that we are hopeful will allow companies to recoup the cost of

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