In this photo illustration, a visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin is on display in front of the Bitcoin course’s graph on February 09, 2021 in Paris, France. Chesnot | Getty Images Bitcoin‘s roller-coaster ride has continued, flashing a warning sign for curious investors who may be interested in putting money in the highly
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The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is providing an important lifeline to help keep millions of small businesses open and their workers employed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many borrowers will have these loans forgiven; eligibility for forgiveness requires using the loan for qualifying purposes (like payroll costs, mortgage interest payments, rent, and
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The smallest businesses that have had the most trouble accessing forgivable loans from the Paycheck Protection Program will soon get extra help. The Biden administration on Monday announced changes for the pandemic aid program focused on helping small and minority owned firms as well as sole proprietors. For two weeks, starting Wednesday, the Small Business
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The California Society of CPAs announced that Richard Simitian will serve as interim CEO starting March 1. The society’s Transition Committee recommended Simitian, a retired audit partner at Grant Thornton and past chair of the CalCPA, to fill in for departing CEO Anthony Pugliese (see our story) after interviewing a number of internal and external
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Originally intended to be presented during the fall of 2020, and postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a new United Kingdom budget will finally be published on March 3. Although normally most tax rate changes come into effect on budget day or soon after, 2021’s tax reforms might need to wait. Consultations on policies that
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Under the budget introduced by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D), taxes would go up more than $6 billion per year, with additional revenue from both individual and corporate income taxes. The state’s flat personal income tax rate would increase by 46 percent, partially offset by an outsized increase in the poverty credit, which would see
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TurboTax now includes a software integration with Credit Karma Money, Credit Karma’s U.S. checking account solution. Taxpayers who file through TurboTax can now opt to open a Credit Karma Money Spend account and have their tax refund sent there directly. The Intuit Inc. TurboTax application is displayed on an Apple Inc. iPhone 6s in this
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Adam Jeffery | CNBC After experiencing unusually broad market momentum since November, stocks are overdue for a lengthy pause or a correction. Stock picking will matter from here as the economic reopening determines different winners and losers. According to a team of J.P. Morgan strategists, “it wouldn’t be surprising to witness consolidation” given the current
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Whether you consider cryptocurrency an investment, a commodity, an alternative banking system or a form of legalized gambling, the rapid adoption and stunning recent volatility of cryptocurrencies has led to frenetic trading by investors. As a result of COVID-19 disruption, economic uncertainty and the entry of PayPal into the crypto-consumer market (allowing more than 300
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Former TD Ameritrade CEO Fred Tomczyk told CNBC on Friday he believes retail stock market investors have never had it better when it comes to competing against Wall Street pros. “When you think about what the retail investor has today, they have free trading, free research, free investor education, and they have faster and better
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