Current Events Center

A Message from our CEO

This Current Events Center includes content to help guide you through unusual or significant events such as the COVID-19 pandemic or major tax reform legislation that may impact your business and your family. The pandemic forever changed the way our world does business, and companies, governments, and communities will continue to evolve and enhance their best practices. The Current Events Center is a single source where you can find important business updates – whether related to COVID-19 or any other major event. We’re always watching what’s happening in the world, talking with business and community leaders, and most importantly, we’re always listening.

 

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Brandon Miller, CPA, CGMA
President & CEO
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Latest Articles

Federal

Updated PPP Rules and New Forms

In February, several changes were made to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). On March 3, 2021, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule (IFR) providing guidance on […]

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the US Treasury answered additional questions this week, related to forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).  […]

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PPP Loan Forgiveness Update

Take Your Time Although Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan forgiveness is a hot topic on the minds of borrowers and the CPAs who advise them, experts are saying borrowers should […]

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New PPP Extension Bill Signed

On July 4th, President Donald Trump signed a bill which re-opened the application window for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) until August 8.  The five-week extension had been passed by […]

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SBA Updates on PPP Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) released a new Interim Final Rule (IFR) which revises two previously-released IFRs.  These IFRs deal with Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness and SBA loan […]

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Provider Relief Fund Updates

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to make payments to healthcare providers from its Provider Relief Fund.  At the same time, HHS continues to issue new guidance […]

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Provider Relief Fund Update

Background Information: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act that was signed by the President on March 27, 2020 included a Provider Relief Fund Payment provision of […]

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FAQs for HUD-insured facilities

In an effort to address questions and concerns about HUD-insured facilities (FHA’s Section 232 and 242 mortgage insurance programs) and the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD (Office of Healthcare Programs) has provided […]

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Paycheck Protection Loan Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released the interim final rule, which provides additional guidance and requirements for the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program (PPP.)  This final rule includes some […]

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Beware Coronavirus-related Scams

The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers about calls and email phishing attempts dealing with COVID-19 or the Coronavirus.  Main concerns center around identity theft and tax-related fraud. Taxpayers […]

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U.S. Senate Passes CARES Act

The U.S. Senate passed a third stimulus bill, late Wednesday night, 3/25/2020.  The bill, titled the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is designed to provide further […]

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Ohio

HW&Co. COVID-19 Healthcare Updates

An update for healthcare providers.  As a healthcare provider, you’re on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re dealing with constant changes from federal, state, and local authorities. You’re juggling […]

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Accounting & Assurance

New PRF Single Audit Guidance

PRF Background Our last 2 updates Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal is Now Open and Revised PRF Reporting Requirements including Extended Time to Expend Some Funds provide some important […]

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FAQs for HUD-insured facilities

In an effort to address questions and concerns about HUD-insured facilities (FHA’s Section 232 and 242 mortgage insurance programs) and the COVID-19 pandemic, HUD (Office of Healthcare Programs) has provided […]

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Fraud

Beware Coronavirus-related Scams

The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers about calls and email phishing attempts dealing with COVID-19 or the Coronavirus.  Main concerns center around identity theft and tax-related fraud. Taxpayers […]

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Healthcare

Ohio Medicaid Budget Updates

Governor DeWine issued his biennium budget proposal for fiscal years 2024 and 2025 (FY24-25) in January 2023.  His initial proposal said little about Medicaid reimbursement for healthcare providers beyond a […]

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July 1, 2022 Ohio ICF Medicaid Rates

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) has finalized the fiscal year (FY) 2023 Medicaid rates for Ohio Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF) effective 7/1/2022 to […]

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New PRF Single Audit Guidance

PRF Background Our last 2 updates Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Reporting Portal is Now Open and Revised PRF Reporting Requirements including Extended Time to Expend Some Funds provide some important […]

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Provider Relief Fund Updates

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) continues to make payments to healthcare providers from its Provider Relief Fund.  At the same time, HHS continues to issue new guidance […]

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Provider Relief Fund Update

Background Information: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act that was signed by the President on March 27, 2020 included a Provider Relief Fund Payment provision of […]

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HW&Co. COVID-19 Healthcare Updates

An update for healthcare providers.  As a healthcare provider, you’re on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re dealing with constant changes from federal, state, and local authorities. You’re juggling […]

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Nonprofit

Tax

Beware Coronavirus-related Scams

The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers about calls and email phishing attempts dealing with COVID-19 or the Coronavirus.  Main concerns center around identity theft and tax-related fraud. Taxpayers […]

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COVID-19 General

Provider Relief Fund Update

Background Information: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act that was signed by the President on March 27, 2020 included a Provider Relief Fund Payment provision of […]

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Beware Coronavirus-related Scams

The IRS has issued a warning to taxpayers about calls and email phishing attempts dealing with COVID-19 or the Coronavirus.  Main concerns center around identity theft and tax-related fraud. Taxpayers […]

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Webinars

Steps to Receiving an Employee Retention Tax Credit

Jim Horkey, CPA/ABV,CFF,CM&AA
Tony LaNasa, CPA, CFE
PPP2 & Employee Retention Tax Credit

Jim Horkey, CPA/ABV,CFF,CM&AA: HW&Co.
Anne Bahr, Operations Support Manager: Ahola Payroll Services

 

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