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June 11, 2021

What You Need to Know about Child Tax Credit Advances

June 11, 2021 On May 17, the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Treasury announced additional details and changes surrounding the Child Tax Credit (CTC) outlined in the American Rescue Plan. The full legislative text can be reviewed here: IR-2021-113. Our team has provided highlights of these updates and what you should consider below … Continued

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April 26, 2021

Tax Credits Now Available for Providing Paid Leave to Employees Receiving COVID-19 Vaccines

April 26, 2021 On April 21, the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department issued a fact sheet detailing information about the tax credits available under the American Rescue Plan. The intent is to help small businesses and nonprofit organizations receive a tax credit for providing paid time off to employees receiving the vaccine and … Continued

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April 21, 2021

April Proclaimed Financial Literacy Month in Delaware

April 21, 2021 Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a certified public accounting and consulting firm, was an integral part of securing Governor John C. Carney and Lieutenant Governor Bethan Hall-Long’s proclamation to establish April as Financial Literacy Month in Delaware. Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, AEP, Director – Estates and Trusts, is the Delaware Ambassador … Continued

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April 19, 2021

Tanner Barretta Earns CPA Designation

April 19, 2021 It is with great pleasure that Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Delaware and Pennsylvania, announces that Tanner Barretta has earned the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation. Tanner Barretta, CPA is a Staff II Accountant in the firm’s Rotational Developmental Program. Tanner joined … Continued

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March 31, 2021

Additional Extension and Due Date Updates

March 31, 2021 PPP Extension Act of 2021 On March 30, President Biden signed into law the PPP Extension Act of 2021. The Paycheck Protection Program, which was scheduled to expire on March 31, 2021, has been extended through June 30, 2021 through this bill. The full legislative text can be reviewed here: H.R. 1799 … Continued

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March 26, 2021

Certain State Tax Deadlines Extended

March 26, 2021 Just as many CPAs and taxpayers anticipated, states have started to extend their tax return due dates. Read our previous update titled, Tax Deadline for Individuals Extended to May 17. As of this publication, Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are three of the states that have pushed their individual tax filing and … Continued

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March 19, 2021

American Rescue Plan Act – What we know so far

March 19, 2021  On March 11, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). The $1.9 trillion bill is extensive and we have outlined important details for our clients and friends to be aware of. The full legislative text can be reviewed here: H.R.1319 – American Rescue Plan Act of … Continued

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March 18, 2021

Tax Deadline for Individuals Extended to May 17

March 18, 2021  On March 17, the IRS announced that the federal income tax filing and payment deadline for individual 2020 returns has been extended to May 17, 2021. Learn more about the Individual Tax Day Extension. Please keep in mind that the announcement is only for individual taxpayers and, as of today, the technical … Continued

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February 16, 2021

BLS CPAs Earns Client Service Excellence Award for the Third Year

February 16, 2021 Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, CPAs (BLS), an IPA Top 300 accounting firm, announced today that they have earned the 2021 Best of Accounting Award for providing superior service to their clients. This is the third consecutive year that BLS has earned this award, which is based solely on direct feedback from the … Continued

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February 08, 2021

BLS Starts 2021 with Promotion, Certification, and New Hire Announcements

February 8, 2021     Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Delaware and Pennsylvania, started 2021 with the following well-earned promotions, certification achievement, and new hire announcement. Saaib T. Uppal, CPA, QKA has been promoted to Manager in the firm’s Accounting & Auditing Department. Saaib will celebrate … Continued

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February 05, 2021

Delaware Unemployment Rate Alert

February 5, 2021 Continue to read if your organization is subject to Delaware Unemployment Insurance Contribution and Reporting Requirements.   BLS has become aware that the Delaware Department of Labor (DOL) has experienced an issue with their reporting system. Due to this issue, employers may have been erroneously assessed a $100 late fee and may … Continued

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January 21, 2021

Delaware Relief Grants, PPP2, and Individual Impact of the COVID-19 Relief Package

January 21, 2021 Our team is continuously monitoring the rapidly changing landscape in an effort to provide you with updates related to legislative relief that may affect you or your organization. With so much information coming in at once, we have developed the following BLS Important Update to discuss Delaware Relief Grants, the Second Round … Continued

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January 05, 2021

Two Key Provisions of the COVID-19 Relief Bill – PPP and ERC

January 5, 2021 The COVID-19 Relief Bill was signed by President Trump on Sunday, December 27 and BLS prepared COVID-19 Relief Bill – What we know so far, which provided highlights of significant sections of the bill. There are two key provisions within the COVID-19 Relief Bill – Second Round PPP Loans and Extension of … Continued

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December 29, 2020

BLS CPAs Earns Forbes America’s Top Recommended Tax and Accounting Firms Spot – Again!

December 29, 2020 — Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, CPAs (BLS), a Top 300 accounting firm headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware, earned the honor of being the only Delaware-based firm named on Forbes’ 2021 America’s Best Tax and Accounting Firms List. Forbes partnered with Statista, a global market research firm, to create a list of the most recommended firms … Continued

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December 28, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Bill – What we know so far

December 28, 2020 On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed into law $900 billion in COVID-19 Relief and $1.4 trillion in government funding. The over 5,500 page bill combines financial relief for individuals, businesses, and nonprofits and includes many new provisions that are important for our clients and friends to be aware of. The full … Continued

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December 10, 2020

Form 1099-NEC Additional Clarification

December 10, 2020 We recently sent a communication regarding Form 1099 and W-9 Reporting Requirements. From that communication, we received questions specific to the Internal Revenue Service’s introduction of Form 1099-NEC for use beginning with tax year 2020 to report non-employee compensation. We wanted to share the following information with you regarding the new Form … Continued

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December 09, 2020

Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, AEP® Elected into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame®

Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, AEP®, Elected into the NAEPC Estate Planning Hall of Fame® and Honored as an Accredited Estate Planner® (Distinguished) Designee by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, CPAs (BLS) announced that the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils (NAEPC) recognized Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, AEP® … Continued

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December 07, 2020

Form 1099 and W-9 Reporting Requirements

December 7, 2020 Due to increased enforcement and related assessment of penalties for failing to timely and accurately file Forms 1099, we felt it was important to share the following requirement and due date information specifically associated with Forms 1099. Form 1099 – Important Due Dates February 1, 2021 Form 1099-NEC information returns, used to … Continued

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October 30, 2020

Delaware Relief Grants Update from the Delaware Division of Small Business

  October 30, 2020    The Delaware Division of Small Business just released three important changes related to the DE Relief Grants program.   Businesses no longer need to demonstrate a revenue decline of at least 7.5 percent from 2019 to 2020. Instead, they will only need to prove they experienced a decrease in revenue, … Continued

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October 19, 2020

Michael Kelly and Karly Laughlin Promoted to Principal at BLS CPAs

On behalf of all of the directors at BLS, I am pleased to announce that special congratulations are in order to the following individuals for their leadership promotions: Michael Kelly and Karly Laughlin have been promoted to Principal in the firm’s Tax & Small Business Department: Michael D. Kelly, CPA celebrated his 12th anniversary with BLS … Continued

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October 14, 2020

BLS CPAs Announces Leadership Promotions

It is with great pleasure that Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Delaware and Pennsylvania, announces a very special congratulations to the following individuals for their leadership promotions. Michael Kelly and Karly Laughlin have been promoted to Principal in the firm’s Tax & Small Business … Continued

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October 09, 2020

COVID-19 Update: SBA Released Streamlined Application for Some PPP Borrowers

  October 9, 2020  On October 8, 2020, following requests by many small businesses and lenders across the country, the Small Business Administration released a streamlined application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers who borrowed $50,000 or less (affiliate groups are excluded). The application, Form 3508S. Although Form 3508S is a shorter form, it is not … Continued

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September 30, 2020

BLS CPAs Ranked as a 2020 Top 300 Firm by INSIDE Public Accounting

Wilmington, DE – September 30, 2020 — For the sixth consecutive year, Delaware-based certified public accounting firm, Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, CPAs (BLS) was ranked as a Top 300 firm in North America by INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA). IPA is an award-winning publication for the accounting profession, published by The Platt Group. INSIDE Public Accounting’s Survey … Continued

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September 29, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Three important topics for your review

September 29, 2020 In our continued effort to provide guidance to companies and nonprofits, we have outlined three important topics in this edition of our BLS Important Update. Our firm has received numerous questions on the topics below and have prepared a summary to help provide clarity. Treatment of Owners and Forgiveness of Certain Payroll … Continued

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September 10, 2020

Belfint Lyons & Shuman, CPAs Announces Firm Promotions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jenni Fleck Jones, Marketing & College Recruiting 302.573.3901 / jjones@belfint.com / @BelfintCPAs   Wilmington, DE – September 10, 2020 — It is with great pleasure that Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Delaware and Pennsylvania, announces the following well-earned promotions. Jennifer Schlosberg, … Continued

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August 26, 2020

BLS CPA Named a 2020 Top Workplace

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jenni Fleck Jones, Marketing & College Recruiting 302.573.3901 / jjones@belfint.com / @BelfintCPAs Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a certified public accounting and consulting firm, has been awarded the 2020 Top Workplace honor by The News Journal for the 12th consecutive year. The Top Workplace list is based solely on employee feedback gathered through a … Continued

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August 20, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Delaware Relief Grants

Originally Posted August 20, 2020 / Updated August 25, 2020   The State of Delaware and New Castle County are working together to provide further relief to Delaware nonprofits and small businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. They recently announced new funding through the means of “DE Relief Grants.” Funding for this … Continued

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August 13, 2020

FAQ Updates for PPP Economic Injury Disaster Loans AND Economic Impact Payments

August 13, 2020 The IRS recently updated their FAQ pages related to Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) as a part of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Impact Payments (EIP), also known as Stimulus Payments. To help simplify the details of what was added to these FAQ pages, the BLS Team outlined the highlights … Continued

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August 06, 2020

COVID-19 Update: SBA FAQs on PPP Loan Forgiveness

August 6, 2020 In an effort to provide guidance to companies and nonprofits that received a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan, the Small Business Administration published Frequently Asked Questions related to PPP Loan Forgiveness. The guidance provided is lengthy and questions still remain. To help give a summary of what you need to know now, … Continued

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June 26, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Additional Guidance on Taking Coronavirus-Related Distributions from IRAs and Employer Plans

June 26, 2020 The IRS recently issued Notice 2020-50 which provides further guidance and rules for taxpayers who take coronavirus-related distributions (CRDs) from their IRA or employer retirement plans. Here is what you need to know now. The CARES Act passed by Congress back in March, provided taxpayers the ability to take CRDs from their … Continued

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June 24, 2020

COVID-19 Update: IRS Provides Additional Guidance for 2020 Waiver of Required Minimum Distributions

Originally Posted June 24, 2020 Updated June 29, 2020 On June 23, the IRS issued Notice 2020-51 which provides additional guidance for those who otherwise needed to take required minimum distributions (RMDs) from IRAs and certain employer retirement plans during 2020 and now wish to roll those funds back into a qualified plan under the … Continued

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June 23, 2020

BLS CPAs Earns 13th Consecutive Peer Review Acceptance

June 23, 2020 It is a great pleasure to share that Belfint, Lyons & Shuman, P.A. (BLS), a certified public accounting and consulting firm with offices in Delaware and Pennsylvania, received notification that the AICPA National Peer Review Committee has positively accepted their peer review report. The Peer Review report had a peer review rating … Continued

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