March 26, 2021

COVID Relief Update: PPP Deadline Extended, EIDL Loan Ceiling Raised

There’s a feeling of cautious optimism on the COVID-19 front and for good reason. While vaccination rates rise and infections decline across the country, Congress continues to do its part to help the small business community put the pandemic in the rear view mirror. Their latest move is a big one. Yesterday, the Senate voted…

March 19, 2021

Federal and State Tax Filing Deadlines Extended to May 17

On Wednesday, the IRS and Treasury Department announced that the 2020 federal income tax filing due date for individual taxpayers has been extended from April 15, 2021 to May 17, 2021. Governor Pritzker followed suit yesterday, announcing that Illinois would extend its state income tax filing deadline to May 17 as well, and many other…

March 12, 2021

ARPA 2021: An Overview

On Thursday afternoon, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act 2021 (ARPA), the latest legislation aimed at providing economic and other relief from the COVID-19 pandemic that has haunted the country for the last year. The massive 628-page bill includes $1.9 trillion in funding for individuals, businesses, and state and local governments….

March 5, 2021

PPP Update: Big News for (Very) Small Businesses

In an effort to extend PPP benefits to self-employed individuals, gig workers and other non-employer businesses, the SBA last week announced a revised loan calculation formula that will mean larger forgivable loan amounts for many such applicants. Under the new rules, self-employed businesses who filed a Schedule C in 2019 or 2020 may now calculate…

March 5, 2021

Weiss Named As One of Crain’s “Best Places to Work in Chicago” for 2021

It’s official: Weiss & Company LLP is one of the “Best Places to Work in Chicago,” according to Crain’s Chicago Business. It’s the second time the Glenview-based accounting firm has made Crain’s Top 100 list as determined by the competition performed in conjunction with Best Companies Group, an independent research firm that specializes in evaluating…