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On March 24, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would be increasing the max loan amount for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from $150,00 to $500,000, effective April 6, 2021. The EIDL was created to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations who were experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to… Read more

It’s called SB 973 and it requires private employers to report certain pay and other data to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Here are the highlights: Who: Private employers of 100 or more employees (with at least 1 employee in California) What: Pay and hours-worked data must be reported How: Complete your filing… Read more

For the tax filing year 2020, you should be aware of an update to the instructions for filing Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income, that requires partnerships to report capital accounts to partners on Schedule K-1. Here’s what you need to know: Partnerships filing Form 1065 for tax year 2020 are to calculate partner… Read more

No need to be confused – our partners in London have created three quick video guides to give you a basic understanding of the financial concepts and jargon used while preparing a set of accounts. Part One: 14 minutes Relevance of accounts Basis of preparing accounts Company accounts check list Part Two: 14 minutes Reports… Read more

In the US, the number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression has jumped by 30% during the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 4 in 10 American adults now self-report symptoms of mental health and wellbeing distress[1] and this should come as little surprise that this greatly affects all aspects of life, including job performance…. Read more

There were 45% fewer deals completed in the UK marketing services and media sectors compared with 2019 – a huge reduction but not surprising given the impact of the Coronavirus on many businesses. Get the latest about the behavior of these industries in this Moore Kingston Smith report.

The US Treasury Department’s Internal Revenue Service has postponed the federal income tax filing date, which is now May 17, 2021. Here are the topline things you should know about the extension: This extension is for individuals You can postpone your federal income tax payment for the 2020 tax year to May 17 without penalty… Read more

The US Government has recently enacted Economic Aid Act which re-opens the Payroll Protection Program ‘PPP’, the flagship corporate Covid assistance package. The Payroll Protection Program is now open for new first-time applications, as well as returning applicants who are able to benefit from a second round of PPP funding. Applications are now open, and… Read more

As the administration has officially changed over, it’s an opportunity for us to take another look at President Biden’s proposed Tax Plan. As often happens after a change in leadership, businesses need to be aware of cuts, increases, credits and more that could impact your business in the future. A few things we expect include… Read more

After 13 years of founding and growing what could arguably be described as one of if not the most successful Ad Agency in history, it’s time for a “refresh” for Co-Founder and CEO John Lewis. Listen in on a 20-minute chat for more on what’s next for Murphy and an inside look into his latest… Read more

SBA offers an Increase to the EIDL Max Loan Amount Effective April 6, 2021

06.04.21

On March 24, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that it would be increasing the max loan amount for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) from $150,00 to $500,000, effective April 6, 2021. The EIDL was created to assist small businesses and nonprofit organizations who were experiencing a temporary loss of revenue due to… Read more

CA Employers Have New Pay Data Reporting to File – SB 973

29.03.21

It’s called SB 973 and it requires private employers to report certain pay and other data to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Here are the highlights: Who: Private employers of 100 or more employees (with at least 1 employee in California) What: Pay and hours-worked data must be reported How: Complete your filing… Read more

IRS Revises Instructions for Use of Tax Basis Method on Partner Capital Reporting Form 1065

29.03.21

For the tax filing year 2020, you should be aware of an update to the instructions for filing Form 1065, U.S. Return of Partnership Income, that requires partnerships to report capital accounts to partners on Schedule K-1. Here’s what you need to know: Partnerships filing Form 1065 for tax year 2020 are to calculate partner… Read more

Understanding Accounts for Non-Accountants

25.03.21

No need to be confused – our partners in London have created three quick video guides to give you a basic understanding of the financial concepts and jargon used while preparing a set of accounts. Part One: 14 minutes Relevance of accounts Basis of preparing accounts Company accounts check list Part Two: 14 minutes Reports… Read more

Employee’s Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace

25.03.21

In the US, the number of adults reporting symptoms of anxiety or depression has jumped by 30% during the Coronavirus pandemic. More than 4 in 10 American adults now self-report symptoms of mental health and wellbeing distress[1] and this should come as little surprise that this greatly affects all aspects of life, including job performance…. Read more

An Extraordinary Year for M&A in the Marketing and Media Sectors

25.03.21

There were 45% fewer deals completed in the UK marketing services and media sectors compared with 2019 – a huge reduction but not surprising given the impact of the Coronavirus on many businesses. Get the latest about the behavior of these industries in this Moore Kingston Smith report.

2020 US Tax Deadline Extended for Individuals

25.03.21

The US Treasury Department’s Internal Revenue Service has postponed the federal income tax filing date, which is now May 17, 2021. Here are the topline things you should know about the extension: This extension is for individuals You can postpone your federal income tax payment for the 2020 tax year to May 17 without penalty… Read more

PPP Loan Updates You Should Know

22.02.21

The US Government has recently enacted Economic Aid Act which re-opens the Payroll Protection Program ‘PPP’, the flagship corporate Covid assistance package. The Payroll Protection Program is now open for new first-time applications, as well as returning applicants who are able to benefit from a second round of PPP funding. Applications are now open, and… Read more

A High-Level Look at President Biden’s Proposed Tax Plan

22.02.21

As the administration has officially changed over, it’s an opportunity for us to take another look at President Biden’s proposed Tax Plan. As often happens after a change in leadership, businesses need to be aware of cuts, increases, credits and more that could impact your business in the future. A few things we expect include… Read more

Live Talk: Digging in with James Murphy, Co-Founder and CEO of Arguably One of the World’s Most Successful Ad Agencies

22.02.21

After 13 years of founding and growing what could arguably be described as one of if not the most successful Ad Agency in history, it’s time for a “refresh” for Co-Founder and CEO John Lewis. Listen in on a 20-minute chat for more on what’s next for Murphy and an inside look into his latest… Read more

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