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Mercadien Webinar Replay: Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act & Impacts on Your Organization

Managing Directors Sherise D. Ritter, CPA & Kyle A. Neeld, CPA, and Manager Elizabeth LaCorte, CPA of Mercadien’s COVID Consulting Services Group presented a webinar Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act & Impacts on Your Organization on Wednesday, April 28th. During the webinar, they went over: Changes to the employee retention credit FFCRA Paid Sick & Family…

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The Challenges of Distributing American Rescue Plan Funds

The recent passage of the American Rescue Plan earmarked billions of dollars for local governments to support citizens struggling through the economic impact of COVID-19. Throughout the pandemic, local governments have done crucial, life-saving work, but resources have been stretched thin. This latest round of funding poses fresh challenges. Verifying Eligibility & Allowability It’s crucial…

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Mercadien Webinar Replay: A Deep Dive into Middle Market M&A & Outlook for 2021

Lee Boss, Managing Director of Mercadien, Valentina Midura, Senior Managing Director of BDO Capital Advisors & Rachel Stark, Shareholder of Stark & Stark presented a webinar, A Deep Dive into Middle Market M&A & Outlook for 2021 on Friday, March 26th along with moderator Frank Pina, Managing Director of Mercadien. The webinar was the first installment…

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Summary & Highlights of the American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021 President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, (ARPA or the Act) which will provide $1.9 trillion in relief funds across a wide spectrum of categories, including additional relief for nonprofits and small businesses, the extension of unemployment benefits, new tax provisions, assistance for restaurants and bars, and more.…

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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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Mercadien Asset Management President Ken Kamen Featured in USA Today

Ken Kamen, Mercadien Asset Management President, is featured in USA Today’s news article, GameStop-Robinhood revolution: Stock frenzy echoes anti-establishment anger behind Trump rise, Capitol riot by Michael Collins, Jessica Guynn and Sarah Elbeshbishi. Article Exerpt:  Small investors banding together on social media are taking on big investment firms by running up the stock price of GameStop, a…

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Tax Outlook for 2021

Successful tax planning does not just require arranging one’s affairs to take advantage of current tax laws. It also requires anticipating changes that may occur so that you do not get caught with a plan that just does not work. The election is now behind us and we know that Democrats control the White House,…

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Wrongful Termination in the Midst of Economic Uncertainty

Wrongful termination litigation tends to increase during economic uncertainty, following company-wide layoffs and reductions in work force. The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception. Forensic accountants are often retained to provide economic damages assessments related to claims involving allegations of wrongful termination. Mercadien’s Forensic & Litigation Support Services Group has substantial experience evaluating these claims, which…

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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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