Hello friends,

These are unexpected and difficult days. You’re very fortunate if Covid-19 has not disrupted your job or your workplace to some degree. Our office is experiencing the same kind of challenges.

Many people are working from home. If that’s an option in your industry, it’s a great blessing. These circumstances are forcing many of us to learn new ways to get it all done. When the Covid-19 contingencies are over, some industries will almost certainly choose to continue the work-from-home trend.

For now, however, many enterprises have little choice but to lay off workers. Millions of people are (at least temporarily) losing their jobs. It’s painful. It’s scary. But don’t lose hope because . . .


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This article (click here) came out yesterday from Lexis Nexus’ Law 360 Tax Authority.  It appears that the publisher has made it available without a subscription because it relates to covid-19 legislation.  I’ll provide just a couple of quotes for you to test your interest.


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If you’ve ever struggled through completing Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) forms with an employee, you have surely also thought, “There must be a simpler way.” Maybe you’ve even had a good idea for making it better. Now is the time to make your voice and opinions heard!

The U.S. Department of Labor is now accepting public comments for revising a variety of WOTC-related forms.


Photography by Magda Ehlers.

After a long weekend and late nights of negotiations, Congress has agreed upon an end-of-year tax package that includes long-awaited tax extenders.

The Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 extends the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (aka WOTC) another year, through December 31, 2020. Empowerment Zone tax benefits, which expired in 2017, have been retroactively renewed for 2018, 2019, and 2020.

A few additional renewed tax incentives that may interest our readers include: