Estate Planning Techniques During COVID
This article discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in low interest rates and depressed asset values, creating a very unique opportunity for estate planners. Specifically, this article outlines five different strategies to consider utilizing during this time. For example, annual gift tax exclusion, gifting interest, annuity trusts, and intra-family
Changes to the New PPP Attempt to Aid Small Businesses
This article discusses some of the key changes the Biden administration is making to the application process of the paycheck protection program. Specifically, Monday started a two-week period in which only businesses that have less than 20 employees are able to apply for the loan. Additionally, changes to the loan
FF&F and AGA Partner with BritishAmerican Business in Transatlantic Global Mobility Event
Farkouh, Furman & Faccio (“FF&F”) and Alliott Global Alliance (“AGA”), the international alliance of law and accounting firms of which FF&F is the New York member accountancy firm, recently partnered with BritishAmerican Business to host a webinar for the leading transatlantic trade association’s business community. Against the backdrop of the
Things to Consider Before Applying for a PPP Loan
This article discusses and addresses the uncertain times that businesses are living through right now due to the coronavirus pandemic. With the passing of the Paycheck Protection Program, there are many things to consider when applying for this government aid. For example, knowing the guidelines are not set in stone,
Farkouh, Furman & Faccio, LLP (“FF&F”), a leading boutique accounting and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the promotion of Hunter Norton to Partner. Norton joined FF&F in 2013 as Tax Director. He has extensive expertise in tax planning for international businesses and individuals. Additionally, he is FF&F’s primary expert
Succession Planning Trends to Watch
This article discusses some of the basics that you can capitalize on to ensure that the succession of your business is as easy and efficient as possible. For example, tips such as communicating early, defining goals, and establishing a talent development program are all important things to consider when handing
Finding, Retaining, and Rewarding the Right Staff and Clients
This article discusses some of the best practices that you can incorporate into your startup or general business to keep adequate clients and customers surrounding your business. Whether it is superior customer service, being open and honest, and/or rewarding great work, these tips can set you apart from the competition.
Deducting Losses – Current NOL Rules Related to the CARES Act
This article discusses how the coronavirus pandemic impacted many businesses in a negative way. Despite government funding programs such as the CARES Act and PPP Loan, many businesses are going to finish the year with a negative net operating loss. However, because of these losses, “It is critical for those
Main Street Loans Opening Up for Smaller Businesses
This article discusses the most recent announcement from the Federal Reserve Board. This is significant for small businesses because the minimum loan amount went from $250,000 to $100,000 on three Main Street loan facilities. Additionally, they published a frequently asked clarification document that answers questions concerning the paycheck protection program.
Why Hiring a Tax Accountant is Good for Small Business
This article discusses how, although hiring a CPA for your small business comes with a cost, the pros may outweigh the cons in this situation. For example, hiring a CPA will allow you to save precious time and can be used as a trusted source for support. Additionally, your accountant