Ask the Experts: CARES Act, PPP Forgiveness for Contractors

Ohio Valley ABC Ask the Experts Panel

Wednesday, May 13th, 2020

Fill out the form to gain access to this interactive chat with a panel of experts from Barnes Dennig, discussing:

  • PPP Loan Forgiveness – Strategies for maximizing loan forgiveness, restore FTE headcount, what’s forgivable, interplay with other incentives, taxation of, etc.
  • Impact of Covid-19 on Builders and Contractors –  Revising forecasts, supply chain issues, best practices learned from Stay at Home and Global Pandemic
  • Possible other tax changes in CARES Act – NOL c/b, AMT credit, expansion of Business interest limitation, correction to leasehold improvement depreciation

About the Panelists

Scott D. Cress, CPA, CVA, CM&AA, Tax Director
Scott has over 20 years of experience both in and out of public accounting and receives advanced training to help middle-market clients traverse an ever-changing business environment to make informed decisions that align with their long-term strategy. He helps lead the firm’s tax, valuation and mergers & acquisitions service lines.

Cheryl A. Ganim, CPA, Tax Director
Cheryl’s expertise in state and local taxation, credits and incentives, and tax research and analysis has helped numerous companies identify and execute state tax planning opportunities, internal best practices, and minimize tax exposure. Her areas of expertise include State Income and Sales Tax nexus, Audit Defense and Analysis, as well as Research & Experimentation Tax Credits, and other tax credits and incentives.

Andrew J. Bertke, CPA/PFS, MBA, CFF, Tax Director
Andy has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting. He has an in-depth knowledge of federal, state and local tax matters, working diligently with his clients on income, sales & use, and property tax conflicts. Andy holds the AICPA’s Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) credential, contributing specialized forensic accounting skills in a variety of areas. He is also a Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) to address comprehensive financial planning needs, and better understand the tax implications.