MRPR Blog

Does Your Retirement Plan Align With Your Retirement Goals?​

Posted by MRPR on Jun 30, 2021 2:00:00 PM

Retirement is one of the biggest milestones in your life, yet so many don’t pay much attention to retirement accounts. It is not unusual to hear clients say they toss aside their 401(k) statements because they feel like they can’t do anything about it. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Working with wealth management and accounting professionals can help you understand your retirement accounts and create a financial plan that is in line with your retirement goals.

Below are items to consider with both your MRPR CPA and the Avantax Planning PartnersSM financial planning consultant.

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Topics: Trust & Estate Service

Three Hurdles Keeping You From Financial Planning

Posted by MRPR on Jun 25, 2021 12:00:00 PM

We recommend that our clients start their financial planning by creating a financial snapshot:

According to Savology, a written financial plan can lead to better money behavior. Their research found that households with a financial plan are 2.5x more likely to save enough for retirement. That’s a pretty good incentive, but there’s still icing on the cake. Of those who do set financial goals, 83% feel better about their finances after just one year. And yet 72% of Americans don’t have a written plan. So what's keeping them from financial planning?

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Topics: Tax Topics

Will Your Medicare Payments Increase in 2021?

Posted by MRPR on Jun 21, 2021 11:00:00 AM

For those of you updating your budgets for 2021, we’re providing an overview of the price increases you can expect for Medicare in 2021. Fortunately for most, costs aren’t growing much in the new year, but it’s important to keep on top of changes and how they affect your finances.

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Topics: Tax Topics

Preparing to Apply for the Restaurant Revitalization Funding Grant

Posted by Rob Doehrer and Lyndi Smith on Apr 28, 2021 6:56:32 PM

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In review of 2020, the National Restaurant Association found that the industry ended the year $240 Billion below pre-pandemic forecasts of sales. Because of this outsized impact, restaurants have received additional industry specific funding from Congress as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to help get them closer to becoming whole. This grant will be available directly through the Small Business Administration. They just announced their “Go Live,” of the application portal found here.

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Topics: Business Planning & Operations

American Rescue Plan Provides Additional Tax Benefits

Posted by MRPR on Mar 12, 2021 2:12:22 PM

 

On Thursday March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, H.R. 1319. This is the third major relief package to help Americans who are struggling with losses and setbacks from COVID-19 related government lockdowns and countermeasures.

Following the $1.7 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) of March 2020, and the $900 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) of December 2020, the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act “the Act” provides several tax benefits for individuals and businesses alike.

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Topics: Tax Topics, News, COVID-19 Updates

SBA Opens Second Round of PPP Applications

Posted by MRPR on Jan 12, 2021 12:14:05 PM

On Saturday, January 9th the Treasury and the SBA released new PPP guidance and application forms. The new guidance includes overviews of the First and Second PPP draws and the Revised PPP1-Borrower-Application-Form and Second-Draw-Borrower-Application-Form.

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Topics: Business Planning & Operations, News, COVID-19 Updates

Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 Offers Help to Businesses and Individuals

Posted by MRPR on Dec 22, 2020 7:00:00 PM

Christmas came early this year! As part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, Congress has passed a stimulus package (“COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020”) that has provided a variety of useful provisions and clarifications for individual and business taxpayers alike. While not as comprehensive as the CARES Act passed earlier this year, it provides much-needed aid.

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Topics: News, COVID-19 Updates

Large SBA Loans Require SBA Form 3509

Posted by Denise Thompson, CPA on Dec 16, 2020 2:02:20 PM

Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), borrowers who received a PPP loan in excess of $2 million, whether from a single loan or the combined total (together with affiliates), have known for a while that their loans would receive increased attention from the Small Business Administration (SBA). To that end, the SBA Form 3509 must be submitted for loan amounts of $2 million or greater.

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Topics: Accounting Hot Topics, News, COVID-19 Updates

Michigan Provides Sales Tax Relief for Certain Taxpayers

Posted by Louis DiSarno, CPA on Dec 15, 2020 4:04:53 PM

The Michigan Department of Treasury has granted a 31-day waiver for penalty and interest for the late reporting of sales, use, and withholding (SUW) taxes ordinarily due on December 20, 2020. Because of this waiver, any SUW returns and payments for affected businesses can be made without interest or penalty until January 20, 2021.

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Topics: Tax Topics, News

Michigan Small Businesses Get $15K From Relief Initiative

Posted by Greg Zink on Dec 7, 2020 10:50:52 AM

On November 30th, the MEDC announced that the Michigan Strategic Fund approved the funding of up to $10 million to assist small businesses disproportionately impacted by COVID -19. The “Pure Michigan Small Business Relief Initiative” will utilize Federal CARES Act monies to award up to $15,000 each to Michigan small businesses.

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Topics: News, COVID-19 Updates