Government

Staying Connected While Social Distancing

During the COVID-19 crisis, most organizations moved to social distancing and a remote working environment, connecting virtually through amazing technologies. However, the need to communicate with your network and provide value to your clients has become even more important and impactful in challenging times. As COVID-19 continues to disrupt professional and personal lives, how you…

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Your Estate Documents Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

OK so, a couple weeks of quarantine down, you’ve caught up on all the shows/movies you’ve been wanting to see, cleaned out that junk drawer, read a book, now you’re bored – and from everything we’re hearing all or most of April will be seen from inside our homes as well. I bet you haven’t…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: Paycheck Protection Program – What Businesses Should Know

Managing Directors Frank Pina, CPA, Lee D. Boss, CPA, MBA, Sherise D. Ritter, CPA, & Kyle Neeld, CPA, presented a webinar Paycheck Protection Program – What Businesses Should Know on Wednesday, April 8th. During the webinar, they went over: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and impacts to your business Business eligibility and related requirements for relief Loan…

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Sherise Ritter Featured in Advocates for Children of NJ’s Webinar on Child Care & COVID-19

Managing Director Sherise D. Ritter, CPA, CGFM, CGMA, PSA, Co-Chair of Mercadien’s Nonprofit & Human Services Group, was featured in a webinar on Child Care & COVID-19, hosted by Advocates for Children of New Jersey on Tuesday, April 6th. During the webinar, the panelists discussed statewide supports provided by the County Resource and Referral Agencies and…

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Business Interruption Claims Assistance – How We Can Help

Organizations are experiencing disruption like never before as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and there is a lot of uncertainty surrounding what insurance will cover, what assistance is available and how to recover losses from an unprecedented event like this. As a business owner or executive, you may be asking yourself: What is my…

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Paycheck Protection Program & Other COVID-19 Business Assistance

Are you a business owner or nonprofit organization looking to tap into the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and other loan assistance programs? The Mercadien team has been tracking numerous relief program developments and stands ready to help our clients move quickly to take advantage of these potentially forgivable relief loans, as well as evaluate…

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The Interim Final Rule from the SBA

Many of you have reached out to us over the last few days in connection with determining the CARES ACT loans and other options available to you and your business.  In reference to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), there has been a lack of clear guidance about payroll costs eligible towards calculating your loan amount…

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NJ State Tax Alert: Filing Deadlines Extended

Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, issued a joint statement on April 1, 2020, extending the state income tax filing deadline and the corporation business tax filing deadline from April 15 to July 15, following the IRS’s lead. Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York had all previously extended their deadlines…

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Navigating Through Business Interruption

Business owners in our region have proven to be resilient over the years, especially when disaster strikes or other challenging circumstances arise.  Some business owners obtain business income insurance coverage to protect against temporary or even permanent interruptions in their operations due to unforeseen events such as natural disasters, floods, fires, etc. Business income coverage…

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Force Majeure Considerations Relating to COVID-19

While business owners attempt to find creative ways to protect their assets and operate during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one term that keeps creeping into conversation as it relates to contracts and leases is force majeure. Force majeure is a French phrase meaning a superior force. Sometimes referred to as an “act of God,” force…

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