August 18, 2020, North Conway, NH. New Business Directions, LLC is pleased to announce that Rhonda Rosand, CPA has been named a 2020 Top 100 ProAdvisor by Insightful Accountant, an independent news and information source written specifically for the small business advisor to keep up with current technology, trends in the industry and continuing their education.
This list recognizes the leading consultants who have embraced the ProAdvisor program and have leveraged it in order to better serve their clients and grow their own business. “We’d like to congratulate everyone who made this year’s list,” said Insightful Accountant Senior Technical Editor, William “Murph” Murphy.
“This is the seventh year of our ProAdvisor awards,” said Insightful Accountant Publisher and Managing Partner, Gary DeHart. “The ProAdvisors who make this list are the best in the business. Any small business would be well-served working with any one of the winners on this list.
About Insightful Accountant: Insightful Accountant is an independent news and information source written specifically for the small business advisor who needs to stay current on the latest news and offerings in accounting technology; including updates from Intuit, Xero, Sage and the hundreds of add-on products serving the small business ecosystem. With news and insight specifically written to help the advisor better serve their clients while building their firm, Insightful Accountant is unlike any other news source serving this space.
Britney Schaub, Office Assistant and Bookkeeper of New Business Directions, LLC, recently obtained her Associate’s of Science from Granite State College, majoring in Business. She is now pursuing her Bachelor’s degree.
Video Tutorial: Part 2 of Paying Employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
An addition to our previous video, “How To Track COVID19 Paid Leave in QuickBooks Desktop”. We make a quick adjustment to the last account set up. Part 2 of Paying Employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.
With Rhonda Rosand, CPA of New Business Directions
For more information on what you need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/help-articles/ffcra/00/517349
Pay employees under the Family First Coronavirus Response Act: Learn to to track COVID19 sick pay and paid leave in QuickBooks Desktop, with QuickBooks ProAdvisor Rhonda Rosand, CPA of New Business Directions.
For QuickBooks Online, visit Intuit’s guide here: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/help-articles/pay-employees-under-the-family-first-coronavirus-response-act/00/523401
For information on what you need to know about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-us/help-articles/ffcra/00/517349
April 3, 2020
Both the CARES Act and the Families First Act include a variety of relief measures for small businesses, individuals and certain nonprofit organizations. There are tax benefits, tax credits, direct payments, loan programs, grant programs, expanded unemployment benefits and other resources meant to incentivize businesses and nonprofits and encourage employee retention.
We’re sorting this out as fast as possible and we’ll do everything we can to keep you up to date. This is a moving target – forms and links change as new information becomes available.
You can also check https://home.treasury.gov/cares for the latest information as updates are happening on a daily basis.
Payroll processing companies are working hard to figure out all of the mechanics of the Families First Act and how to report what employers pay for sick time to their employees that would qualify for the payroll tax credits. We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
Below is a partial list of resources for you to review and consider:
Economic Injury Disaster Advance Loan
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
This advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Funds will be made available within three days of a successful application. This loan advance will not have to be repaid.
Apply for the Loan Advance https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
Read the US Chamber Guide https://www.uschamber.com/report/guide-sbas-economic-injury-disaster-loans
Small Business Emergency Loan Guide – Updated
The U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Emergency Loan Guide, first issued last week, outlines the steps small businesses need to take to access much-needed Payroll Protection Program (PPP) funds.
The guide now includes important information including key dates as the government moves toward implementation. Recently, the Treasury Department issued more details on this paycheck protection program and a loan application available for download.
Starting April 3, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for loans.
Starting April 10, independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply for loans.
There is a funding cap, so the Treasury Department recommends applying as soon as possible.
Be sure to send data using secure methods – these forms include personal and confidential information
Read the US Chamber Guide https://uschamber.com/sbloans
Download the Application https://www.sba.gov/document/sba-form–paycheck-protection-program-borrower-application-form
Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide
The CARES Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of the coronavirus. Employers who receive a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan are not eligible for this tax credit.
Read the US Chamber Guide https://uschamber.com/ertc
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. The Department of Labor’s (Department) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through December 31, 2020.
Stay Safe – Stay Healthy,
Rhonda Rosand, CPA
See Rhonda’s tutorial on how and why to track COVID-19 expenses in QuickBooks:
QuickBooks® will be sun-setting the 2016 Pro, Premier and Enterprise versions of their software as of May 31, 2019.
What this means for you? No more software updates from Intuit, no more hosting and no more support on the 2016 and earlier versions.
In addition, certain features will no longer be available in your QuickBooks® 2016 after May 31st – payroll processing, bank or credit card download links or the ability to email reports from within the software.
Now is a good time to evaluate your software needs, and we’re here to help.
As the source for all of your Intuit needs, let us help you! As always, we’re here to help make sense of QuickBooks®.
What the New Business Directions team is up to for the summer!
Rhonda – Rhonda is working away going through all her notes after attending Scaling New Heights, a premier unique educational experience for accounting professionals & small business advisors. For FUN, Rhonda is out hiking with Mr. Freckles the dog
Wayne – “I am working on my house and going to the lake or ocean as much as I can.” Wayne lives right here in the Mount Washington Valley and we often see him out and about around town!
Suzy – “I am out sailing, getting together with friends and family and enjoying the coast of Maine.” Suzy works remotely for New Business Directions and spends her summers on the coast of Maine and winters in Puerto Rico.
Britney – “I plan to work full-time and on my off time, I plan to do as much as possible with my family. Tom and I will do a lot of things with our four daughters. We plan to go to the beach a lot, amusement parks, hiking, camping, etc. We are hoping it will be a fun packed summer and we get lots of sun.”
Kendra – “I am working on enjoying every ounce of sunshine this summer has to offer with lots of trips to the beach and lake. I am spending most of my time swimming with my husband and my dog Olive as well!” Kendra lives in Freedom, NH and works in the Mount Washington Valley!
Trudi – “I am so enjoying the longer days and warmer temps!! Trying to work on many projects that have been put off over the long winter! Many of my Sunday afternoons are spent on Conway Lake with friends enjoying their boat and pot-luck cookouts! The best treat will be…. 10 days in Ogunquit … a family reunion and my daughters will be coming home!”
Kristen– Kristen is busy crushing the Art Scene in Portland, ME and traveling to different artist residencies in New England!