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July 23rd, 2021 • Blog

Dorothy Young, SHRM-CP

Virtual Interviewing

The ability for employers to find qualified candidates was a challenge before the coronavirus pandemic and has only gotten more difficult since. We, as employers, have had to become more creative in screening and interviewing candidates through virtual platforms rather than just traditional, in-person interviews. As we all have had...
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June 28th, 2021 • Blog

Nicole Manning

Melanson Announces Two New Managers in Greenfield Office

Greenfield, MA – Melanson is proud to announce the promotion of two of its newest Managers: Nadzeya Shkoda, CPA, and Jonathan Cohen-Gorczyca, CPA. Nadzeya Shkoda, CPA, has been in the accounting profession for almost a decade and is a part of the Governmental Services team out of the Greenfield, MA office. She...
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April 26th, 2021 • Blog

Scott C. McIntire, CPA

GASB 84 Implementation

Are you a government that opted to defer implementation of Governmental Accounting Standards Board Statement (GASB) 84, Fiduciary Activities? You may still have work to do! GASB 84 establishes Custodial Funds and eliminates Agency Funds, among other things, which may change your December 31, 2020 or June 30, 2021 financial...
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March 26th, 2021 • American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

Jim Moran, CPA, MST

Highlights of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP). President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package is aimed at stabilizing the economy, providing needed relief to individuals, small businesses, and improving and accelerating the administration of coronavirus vaccines and testing. The relief package, which...
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February 22nd, 2021 • Blog

Jim Moran, CPA, MST

Employee Retention Credit Helps Employers Conserve Cash

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, extended the December 31, 2020 expiration date of the Employee Retention Credit (the Credit) to July 1, 2021. This credit is applied dollar-for-dollar against an employer’s quarterly payroll tax liability and any excess is refundable to...
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