Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk

Two people working behind the counter at a sandwich bar

Help for the Connecticut Hospitality Industry

The Connecticut Hospitality Industry Support Program was implemented by the American Rescue Plan Act and allocated $30,000,000 to the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). DECD utilized data from the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) to identify two groups of recipients that are eligible for a Connecticut Hospitality Industry Support Grant, based on losses incurred …

Help for the Connecticut Hospitality Industry Read More »

Businessman blowing whistle

Whistleblowers Help IRS Identify Noncompliance

Each year, the IRS receives thousands of tips from individuals who identify taxpayers who may not be abiding by U.S. tax laws. John Hinman, Director, IRS Whistleblower Office, recently talked about the importance of whistleblower information in identifying noncompliance and reducing the tax gap. But did you know that many whistleblowers receive financial rewards for …

Whistleblowers Help IRS Identify Noncompliance Read More »

world map with business locations

BEAT Qualified Derivative Payment Reporting Deferred Until 2025

The IRS has amended the base erosion and anti-abuse tax (BEAT) regulations to defer reporting requirements for qualified derivative payments (QDPs) until the 2025 tax year. What is BEAT? In 2017, BEAT was passed to discourage U.S. and foreign corporations from dodging tax liability by shifting profits out of the U.S. It basically works as a …

BEAT Qualified Derivative Payment Reporting Deferred Until 2025 Read More »

1040 stamped overdue

That Balance Due Notice from IRS May Be Incorrect

Have you received a balance due notification from the IRS? If so, you may not owe anything after all. The IRS recently admitted that some married couples received erroneous balance due notices for their 2021 returns. Most of these inaccurate notices were sent to couples where the payments were made by the spouse listed as …

That Balance Due Notice from IRS May Be Incorrect Read More »

Laptop screen with rate increase concept

How Will Higher Interest Rates Impact Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

You can’t go anywhere these days without hearing about inflation. In simple terms, it is caused when we have too little supply to meet increased demand for goods and services. And while the U.S. Federal Reserve can’t do much to fix the supply issue, it can help stabilize the economy by raising interest rates to …

How Will Higher Interest Rates Impact Small and Mid-Sized Businesses Read More »

small business loans

New Small Business Loan Program in Connecticut

Are you a business or non-profit with fewer than 100 full-time employees? You may be eligible for a loan from the new Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund. Announced by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) and in partnership with private lenders, the $150 million loan program was announced on July 25, 2022. Eligible …

New Small Business Loan Program in Connecticut Read More »

Treasury Department Aims to Upgrade IRS IT

It is pretty hard to do any of our jobs without the proper technology. This is especially true for the IRS, the agency responsible for collecting taxes which ultimately funds nearly all other federal government agencies. With that in mind, the Department of the Treasury is continuing its push to get funding for much needed information …

Treasury Department Aims to Upgrade IRS IT Read More »

2022 Tax Scams Identified by IRS

If it seems too good to be true, it probably is. This adage rings especially true for tax scams. Recently, the IRS began its “Dirty Dozen“ list for 2022, which includes potentially abusive arrangements that taxpayers should avoid. The tax scams in this series focus on four transactions that are wrongfully promoted and will likely attract additional …

2022 Tax Scams Identified by IRS Read More »

Gender wage pay gap concept

Pay Equity Requirement for New York Contractors

If your company does business with New York, there is a new law that could impact your likelihood of winning work. Like many states and municipalities, New York (both City and state) is in the process of enacting pay transparency and equity laws. Recently, New York state lawmakers passed a bill requiring all contractors with …

Pay Equity Requirement for New York Contractors Read More »

Scroll to Top