While the uncertainty in today’s market because of Covid-19 may have you nervous about your investments and the value of your assets, there are ways to take advantage of the opportunities that this drop in the market may create for you and your family.
We recently came across an article by Bob Carlson on Forbes.com about tax and estate planning opportunities that have come up in this time of uncertainty and volatility in the market. He discusses certain actions you can take now while the market is low that may be advantageous to you. We encourage you to read Mr. Carlson’s article (here).Read More
As discussed in our overview of the CARES Act, small businesses nationally may be struggling to stay open, retain their employees, and keep up their cash flow all while making sure they keep themselves, their employees and their clients safe and healthy. The CARES Act has several programs that can help small businesses through these unprecedented times including two different loan programs and some tax provisions. You can read a great article by Michelle Black from Forbes.com (here) that we reviewed in putting together this blog.Read More
This is Part 2 of our Caring about the New CARES Act series. You can read Part 1, an Overview, here.
While we know everyone is aware of the stimulus checks that the government has promised, there are other provisions under the CARES Act that may help individuals and families who are struggling and nervous during this time. We wanted to outline some of the provisions in the CARES Act including who can benefit from them.
Caring about the New CARES Act (Part 1): An Overview of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act
While everyone has been working diligently to social distance and keep themselves healthy, the government has been busy preparing legislation to get us through this difficult time. Our next few blog posts will highlight and discuss some of the key points in this act to help you and your families through this difficult time.
On March 27, 2020, the government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) which is a $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to help individuals, families, and businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. While the bill itself is over 800 pages, we wanted to give an overview of provisions that may apply to our clients and families, giving special attention to some of the financial provisions and programs for individuals and small businesses. We recently came across a great summary of some of the CARES Act benefits by Leon LaBrecque on Forbes.com. We encourage you to check out that article (here).Read More
Everyone knows that we are currently in unprecedented times, and this new normal may be here to stay for a few more weeks or possibly longer. While most people are begrudgingly aware that restaurants, some parks, and even libraries are closed, did you know that the probate courts in Massachusetts are closed to the public as well?
While the courts are closed to the public until at least May 4th, they are only hearing matters and cases that they deem as emergencies, and they are working with a reduced staff due to safety measures. Most hearings that are being held, and not rescheduled, are being held via videoconferencing or by phone. Cases that have been rescheduled are now being scheduled into May and June, as are all new cases being filed with the Court. The Court is currently only accepting new filings by mail or electronic filing.Read More