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​MRPR Makes Crain's Cool Places to Work 2021

Posted by MRPR on Aug 23, 2021 12:22:21 PM

We're excited to announce that MRPR has made Crain's 2021 Cool Places to Work list in Michigan. MRPR ranks 72 among 100 companies recognized by their employees for having outstanding workplace culture.

 

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Topics: News

Passing The Mic To Our Interns: Inside MRPR

Posted by MRPR on Aug 20, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Internships offer young professionals an opportunity to see what business is like outside of the classroom. Today's interns expect inclusion and real-world exposure to daily activities. They're there to do more than just take meeting notes and fetch coffee --they're there to learn. That's why we designed our internship program to closely mimic an entry-level accountant position with our firm, including exposure to all aspects of accounting and client services.

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Topics: Insider

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

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

SBA Releases New PPP Loan Forgiveness Forms and Instructions

Posted by MRPR on Jun 25, 2020 11:54:15 AM

This past week, new PPP forgiveness applications were released by the SBA to simplify the process and mirror the language of the PPP Flexibility Act that was signed into law earlier this month. We're here to clarify some of the changes to the application and shed light on a newly updated interim final rule.

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Topics: COVID-19 Updates

PPP Loan Flexibility Act Signed into Law

Posted by MRPR on Jun 5, 2020 12:44:57 PM

We watched this week as another chapter unfolds in the PPP saga.

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Topics: COVID-19 Updates