Business & Financial Consulting

Mercadien Webinar Replay: The Growing Landscape of Cannabis Banking

Dominic Hulick, CAMS, Supervisor & Kyle Dennerlein, CAMS, CCBP, Senior BSA Analyst of Mercadien’s Financial Institutions Services Group presented a webinar The Growing Landscape of Cannabis Banking on Wednesday, February 3rd. During the webinar, they went over: How to implement the proper tools & programs to successfully manage MRB customers The framework of an MRB &…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 & Other Extended Benefits

Managing Directors Sherise D. Ritter, CPA & Kyle A. Neeld, CPA, Managers Matthew Smierciak, CPA & Elizabeth LaCorte, CPA & Financial Consultant Caitlin Kolczynski, CFP® of Mercadien’s COVID Consulting Services Group presented a webinar Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 & Other Extended Benefits on Wednesday, February 3rd. During the webinar, they went over: Key points of the CAA…

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Internal Control Considerations During a Pandemic

Much has changed for businesses since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost a year ago in March 2020.  One of the biggest changes has been the introduction of remote working in the business environment.  Remote working has provided many unanticipated benefits, like more time with the family and less time commuting. While there are benefits to…

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Funding Alert for Small Businesses and Restaurants in NJ & PA

NJEDA Announces $10 Million Second Phase of the Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program On Wednesday, January 27th, The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced it will open pre-registration for Phase 2 of its Small Business Emergency Assistance Loan Program at 9:00 a.m. EST on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. The $10 million program expansion…

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Nonprofit Accounting Standards Update No. 2020-07

Does your organization receive donated goods or services? If so, accounting for these donated goods or services will be subject to new accounting guidance. In September 2020, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) released Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2020-07, which applies to nonprofit organizations that receive contributions of nonfinancial assets, also referred to as gifts-in-kind…

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PPP2 is Here – What You Need to Know

On Monday, December 21st, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill, called the Consolidated Appropriations Act, that provides $600 stimulus payments to individuals, adds $300 to extended weekly unemployment benefits, and provides more than $300 billion in relief funding for small businesses as a supplement to the original…

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Tax Impacts of the New COVID Relief Bill

The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 has been passed by Congress and was signed by the President last Sunday, December 27th. The bill is very large and contains over 5,600 pages. It includes the COVID-Related Tax Relief Act of 2020 (COVIDTRA) and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (TCDTR), which contain…

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NJEDA Expands Discounts, Extends Deadline for PPE Access Program

On Monday, November 23rd the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will increase the discounts available on purchases of personal protective equipment made through the NJ Small and Micro Business PPE Access Program to nearly 70 percent, effective Tuesday, November 24, 2020. The Authority will also double the per-business cap on discount…

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State & Local Tax Considerations for Remote Employees During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As we all have witnessed over the last several months, the novel COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way the world works. Now, the physical location of businesses has less relevance. To meet social distancing guidelines and protect their employees while also keeping business rolling, most companies have asked employees to work remotely from their own…

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Important Considerations for Year-End Tax Planning

As year-end approaches, it is a good time to think about planning moves that may help reduce taxes for this year and possibly next. Year-end planning for 2020 takes place during the COVID-19 pandemic, which in addition to its devastating health and mortality impact has widely affected business finances. New tax rules have been enacted…

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