Financial Advisory Blog

Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog is your source for thought leadership around cloud ERP and accounting solutions and integrations. Supported by the Cloud Accounting Institute and numerous experts in cloud, finance, reporting, integration, compliance, and technology, Armanino’s Financial Advisory blog features must-read content on what’s happening in the finance industry, case studies, white papers, and much more.

January 18, 2021

FFCRA Leave Alert

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) legislated mandatory paid leaves for employees.  Essentially, while employers were required to pay for leave when an employee was unable to work due to Covid-19 specific causes, they could get a credit for the paid wages. Those credits applied to wages paid and leave taken between April 1st …

January 12, 2021

Consolidated Appropriations Act Expands Employee Retention Credit

The CCA increases the credit and allows PPP borrowers to take advantage of it.


May 16, 2020

SBA Releases Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions

The much-anticipated PPP loan forgiveness application and instructions became available on May 15. This application provides borrowers with both the form on which they will need to submit the loan forgiveness application to their lender, along with desperately needed guidance in the form of attached instructions. The form itself contains four components: The Loan Forgiveness …

April 24, 2020

Safety and Efficiency: What California Cannabis Dispensaries Need to Focus on During COVID-19

California cannabis dispensaries are in a unique position during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place orders because, in most local jurisdictions, they have been marked as essential businesses and are allowed to operate, albeit with increased local rules and regulations such as social distancing. Businesses often see sharp declines during times of crisis, but there are many that …

April 20, 2020

Ready Your Cannabis Business for COVID-19 and Beyond

The cannabis industry continues to grow despite COVID-19. With that growth comes the pressure to adapt, respond and comply. Learn about the steps your cannabis business can take to ensure it thrives now and is ready for the future. The cannabis industry continues to grow despite COVID-19. With the constant demands on the industry to adapt, respond and comply, it’s important to make sure …

April 1, 2020

COVID-19 and Federal Assistance for the Cannabis and Hemp Industry

These past few weeks have been challenging for all of us, including cannabis and hemp companies, which are no strangers to the ups and downs of market conditions. As COVID-19 has become more widespread, many states have declared these businesses “essential services” and allowed them to operate under some restrictive guidelines, including social distancing and …

March 23, 2020

The Case for Timesheets When It Comes to COVID-19

Employers complying with the new COVID-19 legislation should also be getting some disaster relief. But how?  And when? Most of the questions we get are from business owners asking us how it’ll really work, and how fast.   They’re weary of reading and watching the news updates because things change daily.  They want to know what …

March 17, 2020

Nonprofits: Continuity Planning for COVID-19 (and Other Disruptions)

Although we don’t yet know what its ultimate impact will be, the COVID-19 virus highlights how important it is for nonprofit organizations to be doing business continuity planning. It’s vital that nonprofits examine their operations to understand how extended disruptions can affect their employees, clients and the communities they serve. Even a few hours of …

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