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New Illinois Unclaimed Property Program

The state of Illinois began a new unclaimed property enforcement program around July 1, 2021, to identify noncompliant companies that are incorporated, have locations or carry business permits in the state. Companies that have failed to file unclaimed property reports regularly or have filed incomplete reports with the state may be contacted by the Illinois Treasurer’s…

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Accounting for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants

By Tammy Ricciardella, CPA Background On Dec. 27, 2020, the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act (the Act) became law as a part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA). The American Rescue Plan Act also provides $16 billion in grants to shuttered venues, to be administered directly by the Small…

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5 Considerations for the Nonprofit Sector

By Divya Gadre, CPA Since navigating the headwinds of the past year, nonprofit organizations have reimagined their operations to maintain relationships with donors, volunteers and the communities they serve while discovering new means to protect mission funding. Even so, the impacts of the pandemic and calls to further social justice work won’t subside overnight, leaving…

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Should You Change Your Accounting Method for 2021?

As Congress grapples with tax proposals and the pandemic continues to create uncertainty for businesses, corporations and pass-through entities can leverage tax accounting methods to effectively improve their federal income tax posture and, in turn, enhance cash tax savings. When assessing their tax situations for 2021 and subsequent years, taxpayers should consider whether they can…