Escheating Uncashed Payroll Checks

December 7, 2020By Jean Hagan

With all the different issues restaurants are facing in the COVID-19 environment, we still have a handful of ongoing issues that always need to be addressed at the end of the year. Escheating uncashed payroll checks to the State of California is one of the oldest, time-consuming procedures restaurateurs must conform to every year. Escheating … Read More

Restaurant Update: Into the Great Beyond

April 9, 2020By Jean Hagan

As discussions about the success of flattening the curve of the pandemic are encouraging everyone that we will get through this eventually, now the page turns to how do we get reopened and get our businesses back up and operating. The first thing everyone has to do is recognize that the restaurant industry after this … Read More

Qualifying Requirements for Refundable Employee Retention Credit

April 6, 2020By Jean Hagan

Eligible Employers Eligible employers can receive a refundable payroll tax credit of 50% of wages paid to employees between March 13th, 2020 and December 31st, 2020. An eligible Employer may not receive the Employee Retention Credit if the Eligible Employer receives a Small Business Interruption Loan under the Paycheck Protection Program that is authorized under … Read More

Year End Updates

December 4, 2018By Jean Hagan

As the year ends, we need to review some of the changes coming in January 2019. Please see below for a short summary of the issues that affect the restaurant industry in California. Minimum Wage Increase at State Level Current for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Malibu, and Santa Monica minimum … Read More

The End of To-Go Supplies

May 29, 2018By Jean Hagan

Things are changing rapidly at both the local level and the state level. Those changes will soon begin to impact what materials will be allowed to be used by restaurant operators for to go orders. This is one of the times that you want to be ahead of the curve on designing a comprehensive paper … Read More

Lunch Business – Old & New

March 22, 2018By Jean Hagan

I grew up outside of Philadelphia (so yes – Fly Eagles Fly)! I’m not going to disclose my age and will hereafter refer to this time as “back in the day”. So, back in the day, there was a famous restaurant near Head House Square called Bookbinders. Opened in 1893, It was originally referred to … Read More

Does the New Tax Code Affect Your Business?

March 21, 2018By Jean Hagan

There are several changes in the new tax code that may or may not affect your sales. We are particularly concerned about lunch and daytime event sales, as these are the areas that could be affected the most. Code section 13304 in the Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) amends the IRC section 274 about … Read More

Annual 8027 – Employers Annual Information Return of Tip Income

February 7, 2018By Jean Hagan

It’s that time of year again to calculate your tip liability. 8027 forms are due annually by the last day of February on paper, or April 2nd electronically. Employers that operate where food and beverages are served for onsite consumption and tipping is customary are required to file. Also, any employer with more than 10 … Read More