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As we finalize this issue of Cyber Roundup, the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline is fresh in the minds of the American public. It’s especially distressing as it upsets the availability of gasoline along the east coast just as we are coming out of pandemic mode and ready to jump in our cars for spring travel.

Earlier this year, proposed regulations were passed as part of the NY Executive Law, potentially requiring charities to file up to three additional reports with the NYS Department of State. Effective January 1, 2021, charitable organizations that are required to file an annual financial report, the CHAR 500, with the NYS Attorney General’s Charities Bureau under Article 7-A will also be required to file an additional annual financial report online.

The purpose of this article is to provide information as to the designated term “plan documents” as it used in many legal and statutory situations and as frequently requested by auditors performing a financial statement review, regulatory examination, during an RFP process, due diligence, etc.

For the first time, the Department of Labor (DOL), through its Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), is offering guidance to plan sponsors, fiduciaries, record keepers and other service providers, as well as plan participants, on maintaining cybersecurity.

This guide covers an array of topics relative to conducting commercial enterprises, including forms of business organization, federal and local taxation and incentive matters, as well as reporting requirements for resident and non-resident aliens and so much more.

By now, many businesses have become aware of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) that it was enacted as part of the CARES Act but initially considered an afterthought.