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What you need to know now about the recent ARPA Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds ruling

March 18, 2022
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Under the ARPA Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds final ruling, your city’s decision regarding the amount of funding to be used-under or over the $10 million threshold-must be reported in your April 30, 2022 Project and Expenditure Report. The choice indicated on that report cannot be changed later, so now is the time to make this critical decision.

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ARPA Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds
Important Reminders

March 2, 2022
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The Final Rule for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (CSLFRF) was released in January 2022 and provided much needed clarification for local governments. As you prepare for your upcoming audit and CSLFRF Reporting requirements, keep these important reminders top of mind.

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The Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Final Rule

January 12, 2022
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On January 6, 2022, the US Treasury released the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Final Rule. The Final Rule is effective April 1, 2022, and provides much-anticipated clarification. The Interim Final Rule is still effective through March 31, 2022, but the Final Rule can be implemented prior to its effective date.

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Current Status of OSHA’s ETS COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

December 10, 2021
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As we near the end of 2021, we are continuing to see a flurry of vaccine mandates, and it seems just as many litigation challenges to them. Our team has assembled a quick reminder of the current status of the recent legislations related to vaccines as we head into the new year.

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The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Includes Tax-related Provisions You’ll Want to Know About

November 15, 2021
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President Biden has officially signed into law the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. While the bulk of the law is directed toward massive investment in infrastructure projects across the country, a handful of noteworthy tax provisions are tucked inside it – find out about these provisions and how they may affect your organization.

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Employer Compliance Essentials: OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS)

November 5, 2021
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For many employers and employees, there are very strong feelings, both positive and negative, about what the ETS means for themselves personally, their communities and nation. Despite all of this, covered employers should inform themselves of the details of the Emergency Temporary Standards, start planning and take action now to be ready for the upcoming implementation deadlines.

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OSHA’s COVID-19 ETS: Navigating the Who, What, When and How of Employer Compliance

November 5, 2021

Employers should act now to determine if they are included in the mandates, how they will demonstrate compliance and how they will communicate and carry out any new vaccine-related policies. Join us on Thursday, November 11th, for a discussion featuring leading professionals from Abdo and Blethen Berens that will help you understand the regulations and ensure you’re in compliance.

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IRS Issues ERC Guidance as Congress Considers Early Termination

August 12, 2021
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Fresh IRS guidance is available for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit in the third and fourth quarters of 2021. Our team is closely monitoring the situation as guidance continues to be released regarding ERC updates and their implications. Read more to find out how this update could impact your organization.

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SBA Streamlines Forgiveness for Smaller PPP Loans

August 5, 2021

For PPP loans of $150,000 or less the SBA has eased the forgiveness process through two new avenues – direct borrower forgiveness and the COVID Revenue Reduction Score. Learn more about these new forgiveness options and if one of them could help you get loan forgiveness more quickly and easily.

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Post-pandemic Turnover & Retention

July 29, 2021
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In this episode of Beyond the Mic, Leah Davis and Brenna Ramy are joined by Steve McDonald, Managing Partner of Abdo. Listen in as they discuss the important questions facing employers in this post-pandemic environment and challenge you to ask the same questions about your own organization.

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