Few things impacted the world of 2020 and 2021 like the outbreak of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus at the end of 2019. Discovered in Wuhan, China, it quickly spread around the globe and became a massive disruptor of life and business. When the initial business shutdowns and lockdowns were ordered in March 2020, the US Government jumped in with a series of economic bills, passed via unanimous consent or voice votes, to keep the economy from completely cratering. This COVID-19 help was designed to mitigate some of the early impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic responses.

CARES Act information for COVID-19 Help with the Novel Coronavirus

Many things required quick adaptation by businesses, as well as “first to file” business stimulus funds that required you to get things into the government in the first 1-2 days. Rules were changed, sometimes multiple times in a week. Many of these posts are from that chaotic time period, and a video from Monday might be outdated by Wednesday. We maintain this archive for historical purposes and a reminder of what we were all doing in the early pandemic phase.

These posts are all related to matters stemming from the government’s COVID-19 help, primarily federal responses but city, county, and state governments offered their own COVID-19 Assistance program, sometimes funded by the CARES Act and sometimes with local funds.

The CARES Act was one of the most ambitious sets of government actions, with new programs launched within days. The SBA created administrative rules that often altered the impact of the law, making it difficult to determine what COVID-19 help you qualified for.

SBA Information Round-Up

By |2021-04-12T14:23:39-04:00April 12th, 2021|Categories: #FinanceFriday|Tags: , , , , |

Hey, everybody. Happy Friday. I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA, and we have a special finance Friday for you today. We're going to change things up a little bit, and we're going to do an SBA Roundup because there's been a lot going on with the SBA, in case you haven't been paying attention.

Stimulus Check FAQs

By |2021-04-05T13:00:46-04:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , |

Stimulus checks can be a source of relief and stress. If you fall into the ladder position, I'm here for you. Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA CGMA, and I want to thank you all for reaching out to me with questions regarding your stimulus checks. I'm flattered at how many people reached out to us, but it's too many for me to call you each back, so I wanted to get you an answer as soon as possible. These are the main questions we've been receiving.

Stimulus Payments: How To Find Them

By |2021-05-12T23:30:19-04:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , |

Today I'll teach You How To Find Your Economic Impact Payments, better known as the IRS's stimulus payments, and how to check whether or not you received these payments. You can stop freaking out now; I've got your back.

Stimulus Check Was Never Received?

By |2021-05-03T22:02:02-04:00February 25th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , |

If you're one of the unfortunate souls who were qualified for a stimulus check but did not receive one or received less than you should've; worry no more! When you file your taxes this year, there will be a section just for you called the recovery rebate credit.

Outsourcing Accounting Video

By |2021-02-25T15:13:00-05:00February 23rd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , |

Today we will discuss how you can better enjoy your life by outsourcing accounting. Welcome to your Monday morning at Business Quickie with Bette. How can a service like outsource accounting help you enjoy your life? Well, I will tell you.

What You Should Know Before You Move To Florida.

By |2021-10-21T15:44:30-04:00February 4th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

Did you move to Florida during the pandemic? Well, we see you and want to prepare you with some tips and tricks in regards to documenting your move so you can avoid those pesky state taxes.

PPP Second Draw

By |2021-03-01T22:08:15-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: Deadlines and Updates, Deeper and Longer with Bette|Tags: , , |

Welcome back to Finance Friday. I've been getting a lot of questions about the PPP second draw by clients and business owners and lots of curious people so I figured it would be great to go over what the PPP second-draw looks like and try to answer some FAQs that I've been getting and explain a little bit about this program.

#TaxTipTuesday – IRS Delays 2020 Tax Season

By |2021-05-12T23:30:31-04:00January 25th, 2021|Categories: #TaxTipTuesday|Tags: , , , , |

Welcome to Tax Tip Tuesday. Today for your tax tip, we're going to discuss the recent announcement by the IRS to delay the opening of the 2020 tax filing season to February 12th, and what that means for you.

Non-Filer’s last call for Stimulus Check

By |2021-02-25T15:39:46-05:00November 20th, 2020|Categories: Deadlines and Updates|Tags: , |

If any of your friends or relatives fall into this category, the deadline to file is 3 PM Eastern on November 21st. If they don't file now, you can request it as a credit on your 2020 taxes, but if they don't file, this may not help.

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