Month: October 2021

Philadelphia Launches New City Tax Site

In fall 2021, Philadelphia taxpayers will start using a new website, the Philadelphia Tax Center, to file and pay City taxes electronically. This change is part of a two-phase process to replace their tax system of record. The new system will allow the Department of Revenue to provide individuals with better customer service.

Starting in November, you can start using the new website. The site is the best way to pay, file, and amend business taxes for 2015 and later. Eventually, you will find all our taxes and online services on the site.

In phase one (Nov. 2021), you can:

  • File and pay Philadelphia’s central business taxes.
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Pennsylvania Opens Up $655 Million In Grants for Child Care Providers

The Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is distributing $655 million in American Rescue Plan Act Stabilization Grants to child care providers in the commonwealth.

Licensed child care providers can apply for grants to cover almost any expense needed to continue operations and fight the impacts of COVID-19. Directors, owners, administrators and/or designated fiscal staff members can access the application for their program under the Keystone STARS/Grants tab in their organization’s profile.

The funding is available for child care providers with a good standing license that has been open since March 11, 2021, or will reopen by the end of September.

The total grant amount is based on

  1. Current enrollment
  2. Infant/toddler care
  3. Keystone STAR designation
  4. Reduced Child Care Works (CCW) enrollments
  5. The geographic location of a provider.
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Brinker Simpson COVID Relief Brief – Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Employee Retention Credit (ERC) 

Our previous newsletter indicated the potential early termination of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) due to a provision in the Infrastructure bill passed by the Senate in August.  If the bill passes the House with no amending provisions, wages paid after 9/30/21 would be ineligible for the credit. Recovery startup businesses would remain eligible through December 31, 2021.

Last month, a group of former lawmakers released an open letter expressing bipartisan opposition to proposals to retroactively end the Employee Retention Credit before the end of the fourth quarter of 2021. We are following the legislation closely and will provide updates on any changes to the status and content of the bill.… Read More

In Case You Missed It: Brinker Simpson Single Audit Update Webinar 10/5

As a result of funding received through the various government programs, there will be at least 10,000 first-time single audits. With that said, each program funded through the CARES Act, Secure Act, CRRSA Act, and ARPA has unique guidance and compliance requirements.

In a webinar on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, Brinker Simpson’s Audit Manager James Trubenbach-Byrne, CPA, walked us through the major COVID-19 funded programs and guidance on the reporting and compliance requirements. James also offered an in-depth review of each compliance attribute. Linda Scafiro, CPA, a partner at the Firm, joined James to answer questions and help address various concerns.… Read More

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