The New Tax Credits: Building a Foundation for the Future

OVABC Ask the Experts Forum

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and a tax credit for paid leave due to COVID-19 can have a major impact on your business and cash flow. In this 60-minute chat session, the Barnes Dennig COVID-19 Advisory team leaders unpack the newly expanded Employee Retention Tax Credit and pandemic-related tax credits for paid sick and paid family leave – and answer key questions about what they mean for the future of your business.

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About the Speakers:

Andrew J. Bertke, CPA/PFS, MBA, CFF – Andrew “Andy” J. Bertke has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting. He has an in-depth knowledge of federal, state and local tax matters that allow him to resolve tax matters involving income, sales & use, and property tax conflicts.

Andy leads the tax consulting practice at the firm, and his team of professionals and dedicated resources ensures that clients are maximizing every opportunity that the tax code allows. He is a member of the AICPA’s tax section and keeps an eye on the ever changing federal, state and local tax laws.

Scott D. Cress, CPA, CVA, CM&AA – As a Director on the Barnes Dennig tax consulting team, Scott helps lead the firm’s transaction based engagements which include valuation services, M&A engagements, and succession planning to name a few. He has over 18 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.

His knowledge of available tax credits and incentives is complemented by a thorough understanding of the various structuring options and a commitment to open communication and client service. Scott has helped clients in a wide variety of industries successfully negotiate several million dollars in tax credits for employment and training, investments, manufacturing, development and renewable energy initiatives.