Tax time during a pandemic can be complicated for everyone. Landlords adversely affected by the loss of rent payments must understand the tax laws for 2020. There have been some changes and adjustments related to COVID-19 in 2020. We offer some guidance on how those changes interact with existing rental income tax laws.
Scams by phone or email have been around for years. With COVID-19 dominating 2020, scammers have become more creative and relentless. Between online shopping and year-end fundraising, the season will almost certainly include attempts by scammers to get your money.
The world of business has changed in ways that were unimaginable just a few months ago. The change has been coming for a long time. Still, with the recent pandemic, quick advances in the virtual office, sales, meetings, customer service, and other aspects of doing business have been thrust upon large and small companies alike throughout the globe. While this brought many technical and procedural challenges, it’s also changed the nature of business overhead costs.
In this time of COVID-19, managing cash flow is more critical than ever. A new commitment to cash flow planning and management is needed. Projecting the results of reduced income, even if temporary, will guide changes in spending priorities, billing, and business model. In my work with small businesses I have seen how necessary current cash flow projections are to quantify those changes.
What seems true, now, is that when the COVID-19 threats have subsided, the ways of life we knew and counted on before the pandemic will not be returning to us in precisely the same ways. We are at the beginning of a new era, and it can still be hard to imagine. In short, this departure from old ways of doing things is not "temporary."
Many companies have been using video software to connect remotely for years. However, only recently have we seen almost every industry look for ways to work from home to follow social distancing recommendations due to COVID-19. Small business owners are hard at work imagining new ways to do business; new ways to lead and manage in a future that will rely more heavily on technology than ever before.
We recently focused on tips and links to resources for small businesses and nonprofits, including churches, that have been adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Today, we want to focus on resources for individuals in the Washington, DC metro region who have lost their employment due to COVID-19.
Sometimes it doesn't pay to reinvent the wheel, and this is one of those times! This special blog post includes, in its entirety, an important and time-sensitive message for church leaders, from the Rev. Saeed Richardson, Program & Operations Officer at the Samuel DeWitt Proctor Conference.