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PPP and EIDL Updates (September 2020)

Friday, September 11, 2020
Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham and Marina Parkin present updates on PPP and EIDL loans for borrowers. The timing of your forgiveness application will impact your taxes this year and next. Listen to these updates and regulation changes to boost your confidence and accuracy when filing for forgiveness and filing for your taxes.
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Common Commercial Lease Issues

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Signing a commercial lease for your business? Allowing a real estate attorney to review the details of your lease can save you from heartbreak during the term of your lease. An attorney may also suggest edits to the lease that can be in your favor financially. Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) and Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) discuss issues our firm has experienced while explaining how these situations could have been prevented.

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Ultimate Don't Do It Guide When Starting a Business

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) and Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) talk about very common problems businesses face when forming a company. Learning about these issues now can save you, your partners and your business from legal trouble in the future. Has your business been formed correctly?

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Title Insurance 101: The Basics

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz and Jackie Durham (Koontz Associates, PL) discuss the importance of title insurance. Title insurance protects the buyer from unseen problems with property and more.

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How to Move Your Business Forward During COVID-19

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Jo Ann Koontz (Koontz & Associates, PL) and Whitney Harper (ADVOS Legal) discuss the strategy behind moving your business forward during COVID-19. When unexpected situations effect your business, there are actions that can be taken to embrace opportunity and grow your business. Jo Ann and Whitney discuss how changing management technique and seeing eye-to-eye with employees can increase productivity and efficiency.
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Financing Contingency vs. Appraisal Contingency

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Article By:  Joel Maxson | Florida Realtors | Original publication: July, 1 2020

When buyers negotiate a contract that includes both a financing contingency and appraisal contingency, they sometimes have trouble understanding where one ends and the other begins. This is understandable, since a contract with both contingencies contains substantial overlap.

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Creating Contracts? You Must Literally Cross T’s and Dot I’s

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Article By:  Meredith Caruso | Florida Realtors | Originally published May 28, 2020

The goal in a transaction is to proceed smoothly to closing. Speedbumps occasionally arise – but don’t create speedbumps on your own. A smooth process starts with careful attention to the contract, filling in all necessary blanks, and checking all appropriate boxes.

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Guide to Completing the PPP Forgiveness Long Form Application

Friday, July 10, 2020

Marina Parkin (Koontz & Parkin, CPAs) and Jackie Durham (Koontz & Associates, PL) provide an in depth example of completing the PPP forgiveness application long form. This deep dive covers payroll costs, non-payroll costs, calculating employee compensation for wages, additional expenses and more.

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The Realtors® Perspective: PPP EZ Form Explained

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Jo Ann Koontz, Jackie Durham and Marina Parkin provide examples of completing the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ (EZ Form). These examples will be focused for Realtors®, Schedule C filers and self employed individuals.

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