5.3.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Will Lift Capacity Restrictions

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today New York will be lifting capacity restrictions later this month. The restrictions have been in place – to some degree – since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic over a year ago.    Beginning May 19, capacity restrictions will be lifted in offices, restaurants, salons, retail stores,

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3.29.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: New Yorkers 30+ Now Eligible for Vaccine

Cuomo Expands Vaccine Eligibility to 30+  Governor Cuomo has announced that beginning tomorrow, March 30, New Yorkers age 30 and older are eligible to register for and receive a COVID-19 vaccine.    The Governor also announced today that New Yorkers 16 years old and older can schedule vaccination appointments and receive

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3/4 Webisode: Understanding the Employee Retention Tax Credit

Understanding the Employee Retention Tax Credit The BNP and experts from Tronconi Segarra & Associates LLP (TSA) discussed the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC). The ERTC is a refundable tax credit created by the CARES Act to encourage employers impacted by

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3.10.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: American Rescue Plan Passes

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have passed the American Rescue Plan.   Lawmakers approved the $1.9 trillion dollar spending plan strictly along party lines with no support from the GOP.  President Biden has announced his will sign the legislation on Friday.  In total, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office estimates approximately $100 billion is headed

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3.3.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: NYS Updates

Embattled NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo held his first COVID-19 briefing in over a week today.  In addition to sharing the positive news that COVID-19 cases and hospitalization rates continue to decline across the state, the Governor announced:  He has reached an agreement with legislative leaders regarding repeal of his expanded powers related to COVID-19.  Several lawmakers of both

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1.27.21 COVID-19 Bulletin: Cuomo Lifts Zone Restrictions in WNY

NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo announced today that all Orange and Yellow Zone restrictions in WNY have been lifted.  The Governor eliminated most zones across New York with some exceptions downstate.  Cuomo says the restrictions are being lifted as the “holiday surge” is over in New York with the state seeing a decline in both

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