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New Federal COBRA Subsidy – Employer Actions Required

March 12th, 2009

The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) includes a federally-funded COBRA continuation subsidy of 65%, which lasts up to nine months for workers (and their families) involuntarily terminated between September 1, 2008 and December 31, 2009.  The effect of this law is that the employer must pay the 65% subsidy and then recover […]

Business Provisions – 2009 Economic Stimulus Act

March 9th, 2009

On February 17, President Obama signed into law the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (the 2009 Economic Stimulus Act).  This new legislation was passed to aid our ailing economy and includes a wide variety of tax provisions, many of which will affect small businesses.  Included below are highlights of the more prominent provisions.  […]

UPDATE! Tax Credit to Aid First-Time Homebuyers

March 6th, 2009

To stimulate home sales, Congress established the first-time homebuyer credit in 2008 and then modified it for 2009, resulting in two significantly different sets of rules for each.  Besides increasing the credit to $8,000 for 2009 ($7,500 for 2008), the most significant change is that the credit in 2008 was actually an interest-free 15-year loan, […]

Use QuickBooks to Manage Prices in a Down Economy

March 6th, 2009

Pundits are now noting that we’re living in a period of “accelerated change.” Indeed, the ground does seem to be shifting beneath us almost faster than we can comprehend, so it’s important to stay nimble in these difficult times. One way you can do so is to closely manage your prices. In some cases you […]

Home Energy Credits-Favorable Changes

March 6th, 2009

The “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009” (the 2009 Economic Stimulus Act) expanded the residential energy improvement credit for 2009 and 2010 (this credit was last available in 2007) and extended and expanded the tax credit for residential solar and fuel cell equipment through 2016.  This gives taxpayers who want to “go green” a […]


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