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Segregation of Duties

Segregation of duties is a commonly used and widely accepted internal control practice. It is the process of taking shared responsibilities of a key process and dispersing the critical functions of that process to more than one person or department. Implemented...

Quoted in Newsday: Treasury’s new small business rule: They’re taking names

Edward McWilliams was quoted in Newsday. You can read the article on Newsday's website here or below: The U.S. Treasury Department has issued a final rule that would create a new database containing personal ownership information that an estimated 32 million small...

Cerini Connection: The State of the Economy

October 2022 Cerini Connection Topic: The State of the Economy Ken Cerini and guest Peter Klein of ALINE Wealth discussed the state of the economy and how to prepare for the inflation and recession. (Originally aired 10/04/22)ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER Peter J. Klein ,...

Delays of Pandemic Relief for Businesses Continue

Due to delays at the Internal Revenue Service, businesses and organizations are still waiting for the pandemic relief that was promised during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of them need this money to keep their doors open and employees paid. According to a report issued late last month (link here), the IRS is behind in processing claims for Sick and Family leave Credits and Employee Retention Tax Credit (“ERTC”) for as much as 12 months, while other claims for such things as Social Security Tax Deferral have been delayed for some 16 months.

Social Responsibility: How it Can Benefit Both Nonprofit and For-profit Companies

Join Ken Cerini, Managing Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP, and Eileen Minogue, Executive Director of Book Fairies to learn how nonprofits and businesses can collaborate effectively to create mutually beneficial relationships. This webinar covered: How to...

Quoted in Newsday: With IRS budget boosted, will the taxman cometh for you?

Edward McWilliams was quoted in Newsday. You can read the article on Newsday's website here or below: The Inflation Reduction Act brings with it many provisions, but one raising public concerns is the approximately $46.5 billion allocated for tax enforcement. Treasury...

Healthcare Worker Bonus – The Series

If you’re like us, you have certain TV shows that you are totally invested in and can’t wait until the next episode comes out.  Unless you are a masochist, that is probably not the case with respect to the weekly regulation updates coming out from DOH on the...

Employee PTO Donation Policy

For many, work and their co-workers can be like a family. As such, there are instances where employees may wish to “donate” earned paid time off (PTO) to other employees who may need it, typically to cover some sort of long-term medical condition or other emergency. This benefit is designed to be altruistic and allow co-workers to help another in need. Programs like this are especially popular now given the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to quarantine and isolate and to deal with potential long-term repercussions of the disease. However, there can be unseen tax consequences to these programs.

Healthcare Worker Bonus Update

For those of you who filed for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan, you remember the early days of the application process were marked by conflicting information, short deadlines, potential exposure, and more.   As time went by, the regulations loosened up and...

Inflation Reduction Act and the Increase in IRS Resources

The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022.  The bill came as a surprise to many as it appeared somewhat out of nowhere after it was believed any legislation was politically dead.  We discussed the provisions of the act when...
Inflation Reduction Act and the Increase in IRS Resources

Inflation Reduction Act and the Increase in IRS Resources

The Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law by President Biden on August 16, 2022.  The bill came as a surprise to many as it appeared somewhat out of nowhere after it was believed any legislation was politically dead.  We discussed the provisions of the act when...

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Q&A on Healthcare Worker Bonus Program

Q&A on Healthcare Worker Bonus Program

*Information as of August 17, 2022* Ken Cerini, Managing Partner and Edward McWilliams, Tax Partner of Cerini & Associates, LLP gave a background of the Healthcare Worker Bonus and answered participant questions. General Program Background:- Healthcare Worker...

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Internal Controls – Cerini Short

Internal Controls – Cerini Short

Internal Controls Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Nicholle Mezier, CPA, Manager explains Internal Controls. WHAT ARE INTERNAL CONTROLS? WHY DO WE NEED THEM? Internal controls are one of the most essential elements within any organization. Internal controls are put...

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Internal Controls: The 5 Components

Internal Controls: The 5 Components

What are internal controls? Why do we need them?
Internal controls are one of the most essential elements within any organization. Internal controls are put in place to enable organizations to achieve their goals and missions.

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Taxable vs Non-Taxable Benefits

Taxable vs Non-Taxable Benefits

As it becomes harder to attract and retain talent and also to help deal with soaring inflation, many employers are looking for ways to provide employees with tax-free benefits in order to entice employees to join or stay and help mitigate the impact of the rising costs. However, both employers and employees need to be aware that even despite their best intentions, many benefits or incentives can be considered taxable income – which from the employer side would require both withholding and reporting and would be includable in income for employees.

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Tax Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

Tax Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022

In what many political pundits are calling one of the most surprising and unlikely outcomes ever, Senators Schumer and Manchin have finalized negotiations on a new bill which would include several tax proposals.  The new bill, called the “Inflation Reduction Act of...

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Taxable vs Nontaxable Benefits – Cerini Short

Taxable vs Nontaxable Benefits – Cerini Short

Taxable vs Nontaxable Benefits Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Edward McWilliams, CPA, Partner talks about the Taxable vs Nontaxable Benefits. As it becomes harder to attract and retain talent and also to help deal with soaring inflation, many employers are looking...

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Interest Assessment Surcharge – Cerini Short

Interest Assessment Surcharge – Cerini Short

Interest Assessment Surcharge Cerini Short In this Cerini Short, Edward McWilliams, CPA, Partner talks about the Interest Assessment Surcharge. The COVID-19 Pandemic led to an immediate and unprecedented level of unemployment between March 2020 and September 2021 in...

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