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  • PRESIDENT TRUMP SIGNS INTO LAW CARES ACT

    On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides relief to taxpayers affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The CARES Act is the third round of federal government aid related to COVID-19. We have......

  • FEDERAL AID PACKAGE HELPS INDIVIDUALS AFFECTED BY COVID-19

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201),  became law on March 18, 2020. The Act guarantees free testing for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), establishes emergency paid sick leave, expands family and medical leave, enhances unemployment insurance, expands food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid......

  • HOW TO DETERMINE IF AN EMPLOYER HAS “FEWER THAN 500 EMPLOYEES” FOR COVID-19 FEDERAL PAID SICK AND FAMILY LEAVE MANDATES

    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) became law on March 18, 2020. Among other things, the Act requires employers with “fewer than 500 employees” to provide two new benefits: (1) federal emergency paid sick leave and (2) federal emergency paid family and medical......

  • IRS OUTLINES PROCEDURES FOR PAYROLL TAX CREDITS AND RAPID REFUNDS FOR EMPLOYERS MAKING FEDERALLY-MANDATED COVID-19 LEAVE PAYMENTS

    The federal government is trying to get much-needed cash into the hands of employers and employees affected by COVID-19 as quickly as possible. To do so, it is utilizing employers’ existing payroll systems to minimize the employers’ cash flow hardship that might otherwise have occurred from......

  • Email to Clients

    To our valued clients and colleagues, As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, the health and well-being of our communities, clients, and people remains our highest priority. With this in mind, we made the decision to close our offices to the public and our......

  • HOW MANUFACTURERS CAN NAVIGATE THE NOVEL CORONAVIRUS’ SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACTS

    By Jeff Pratt, Sean Murphy The novel coronavirus (otherwise known as COVID-19) crisis has struck a serious blow to the manufacturing industry, which was already battling trade policy turbulence, a slowdown in global manufacturing growth and broader economic uncertainty. The virus’ disruptive impacts are rippling throughout global......

  • Coronavirus Strikes Nonprofits in More Ways than One

    By Andrea Wilson   Now present on every continent except Antarctica, COVID-19 has infected more than 125,000 people, and is responsible for more than 4,600 deaths. With the number of cases in the U.S. continuing to climb, individuals and companies alike are taking steps to prepare for a pandemic.......

  • IRS RELEASES UPDATED COVID-19 RELIEF – NOW EXTENDING FILING DATE AND PAYMENT

    On March 20, 2020, the Internal Revenue Service released Notice 2020-18, its second round of formal guidance – this time expanding its earlier guidance (Notice 2020-17) by including relief to taxpayers for both federal income tax returns and federal income tax payments which would be......

  • SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus – Low-Interest Loans

    In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic affecting the small business community across the country, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury. Substantial economic injury means the business is......

  • Tax Payment Deadline Extended

    To our valued clients and colleagues, First and foremost, we want to thank you for the trust in our Hudson Cisne & Co, LLP (HCC) team and the services we provide. We consider it an honor to work with you, and we do not take......

  • An Update from Hudson Cisne on the Coronavirus

    To our valued clients and colleagues, First and foremost, we want to thank you for the trust in our Hudson Cisne & Co, LLP (HCC) team and the services we provide. We consider it an honor to work with you, and we do not take......

  • Welcoming Our New Staff Accountants

    Hudson Cisne has recently added the following to our team: Reynolds “Reyn” Beckham III, Elizabeth Bennett, Timothy “Jordan” Clark, CPA, Gregory “Alex” Massey, Tyler Patton, Nathan Rogers, and Emma Shortes to their professional team. These seven young professionals all join the firm as staff accountants......

  • Hudson, Cisne & Co. Team Members Elected to ARCPA Board

    Gina Moran, CPA and Paul Osborn, CPA, CVA were recently elected to the board of directors of the Arkansas Society of CPAs (ARCPA). Moran will serve as vice chair; Osborn takes on the role of treasurer. Moran has been a member of the Hudson, Cisne......

  • Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP Announces New Partner

    Hudson, Cisne & Co. LLP is pleased to announce the addition of Paul Osborn, CPA, CVA to the firm’s ownership group. Paul was promoted to Partner effective January 1, 2020. A professional in the field since 2006, Osborn joined the Hudson Cisne team in 2015.......

  • Paul Osborn Speaks at the University of Arkansas Medical School

    Paul Osborn, CPA, CVA, recently had the opportunity to address students in the University of Arkansas Medical School’s class, “Business of Medicine.”  Osborn speaks annually at the class, which is led by Dr. Jason Mizell. He offers a one-hour session that gives an overview of......

  • Paul Osborn Teaches CLE Seminar at Pulaski County Bar Association

    Paul Osborn, CPA, CVA recently participated in a Pulaski County Bar Association (PCBA) seminar on domestic relations.  The seminar took place on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the UA Little Rock Bowen School of Law facility in Little Rock. Paul and his co-presenter, Scott Hilburn,......

  • Karen Garret Recognized by Women, Inc.

    Karen Garrett, CPA has been named to WomenInc.’s list of 2019 Most Influential Corporate Board Directors.  Karen joined the firm in 1996 and currently serves as managing partner. She specializes in employee benefit plan audits, multi-state taxation, andmerger/acquisition transactions. Karen works with a variety of......

  • Brent Sharpmack Accepted to Local Leadership Class

    Hudson, Cisne & Co., LLP is pleased to announce that Brent Sharpmack, CPA has accepted a spot in the 2019-2020 Class of Leadership Arkansas. A member of the Hudson Cisne team since 2003, Brent currently serves as a partner. He specializes in serving clients in......

  • 2019 Tax Planning Guides Available

    The time to consider tax saving opportunities is before the year ends. At Hudson Cisne, your financial security is our highest priority. To demonstrate our continued commitment to serving you, we want to take this opportunity to remind you of certain tax laws that can......

  • Hudson, Cisne & Co. Announces New Promotions

    The local accounting firm of Hudson, Cisne & Co., LLP is pleased to announce the promotions of Jobeth Billingsley, Victoria Seamans, and Jessica Smith, CPA. All three professionals joined the firm in 2017 as staff accountants. Each now takes on the new responsibilities of senior......

  • Hudson Cisne Team Members Teach at ASCPA EBP Conference

    Hudson Cisne & Co. is proud to share that Karen Garrett, CPA, Mark Glover, CPA, and Brooke Horvath, CPA recently participated in the Arkansas Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) Employee Benefit Plans Conference. The conference took place on Thursday, April 25 at the ASCPA......