604, 2020

CARES Act: New Tax Deadlines

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CARES Act: New Tax Deadlines

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) and their employees are bearing the brunt of the economic damage from the Coronavirus. The passage of the CARES Act was in large part designed to protect these businesses during this uncertain time. Relief for SMBs comes through several initiatives designed to increase liquidity, which is the biggest problem facing businesses today. Moving tax filing and payment deadlines is part of the strategy being employed by the government to ease the liquidity dilemma these businesses are facing.

New Income Tax Filing Deadlines – July 15th

The first major relief initiative enacted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury was the extension of both filing and payment deadlines for federal income taxes, originally due April 15th. The new federal income tax deadline is now July 15th, for both Filing and Payment.

This deferment is automatic and taxpayers do not need to file any additional […]

3103, 2020

Small Business Paycheck Protection Program Application

By |March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Paycheck Protection Program provides small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities.

Fully Forgiven

Funds are provided in the form of loans that will be fully forgiven when used for payroll costs, interest on mortgages, rent, and utilities (due to likely high subscription, at least 75% of the forgiven amount must have been used for payroll). Loan payments will also be deferred for six months. No collateral or personal guarantees are required. Neither the government nor lenders will charge small businesses any fees.

Must Keep Employees on the Payroll—or Rehire Quickly

Forgiveness is based on the employer maintaining or quickly rehiring employees and maintaining salary levels. Forgiveness will be reduced if full-time headcount declines, or if salaries and wages decrease.

All Small Businesses Eligible

Small businesses with 500 or fewer employees—including nonprofits, veterans organizations, tribal […]

702, 2020

you’re invited

By |February 7th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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About Secretary Mike Johanns:

Mike Johanns was the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 2005-2007 as well as the Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005 and the state’s U.S. Senator from 2009-2015. As alliantgroup’s Chairman of Agriculture, Johanns brings more than 30 years of experience at virtually every level of government and a strong background in both agriculture and economic development. As the Secretary of Agriculture, he managed 18 different agencies, opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and was responsible for multiple agricultural breakthroughs as a negotiator for the Doha Development Round.

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1911, 2019

The politics of automation: Learning to embrace disruption

By |November 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

September 10, 2019
by Rick Lazio, alliantgroup Senior Vice President
Published in Plant Services

Automation has been a prime topic in our nation’s political discourse in recent years. As the common doom-and-gloom narrative goes, the rise of automation and corresponding technologies such as AI, robotics, and the internet of things will spell the end of work as we know it, leading to the disruption of labor markets and the displacement of millions of workers.

There is some measure of truth in these predictions, with numerous studies highlighting specific jobs and skill sets that will be automated out of existence. According to a study from the McKinsey Global Institute, occupations that perform “physical activities in highly structured and predictable work environments” (i.e., clerical work, retail, physical labor, etc.) are the most susceptible to automation – and the disappearance of these jobs […]

511, 2019

The R&D Tax Credit for Dental Laboratories

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3010, 2019

How System Solution Providers Can Stay Competitive in 2020

By |October 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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It’s becoming increasingly common for businesses to adopt cloud computing and the IoT into their company landscape, and if your company already has, you likely qualify for substantial government incentives that can help your business remain competitive.

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