Reflections of Travel to the United States

As a four-decade Certified Travel Agent, international airline employee, researcher, writer, teacher, and photographer, travel, whether for pleasure or business purposes, has always been a significant and an integral part of my life. Some 400 trips to every portion of the globe, by means of road, rail, sea, and air, entailed destinations both mundane and exotic. This article focuses on those in the United States.

New York:
Originally accessed by Floyd Bennett Field–New York’s first municipal airport–Manhattan, experienced from the water with island-circling boat cruises, was channeled through its museum, theater, and restaurant arteries, and from the heights of its Empire State Building and no-longer existence World Trade Center. It became the threshold to its Lower-, Mid-, and Upper-Hudson Valleys, which were characterized by Bear Mountain, West Point, the Franklin D. Roosevelt National Historic Site, the vintage aircraft Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome, dinners in the Culinary Institute of America, plays at the Rhinebeck Center for the Performing Arts, and visits to the Hudson River School of Painters venues. Continue reading

Paycheck Protection Program

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan designed by the US Govt, and implemented by the SBA, to provide a direct and immediate incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll, and thus avoid large scale job losses, because the SMBs create over 50% of the total jobs across America.

SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks, and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender, or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Other regulated lenders will be available to make these loans once they are approved and enrolled in the program.

Lenders may begin processing loan applications as soon as April 3, 2020.
The Paycheck Protection Program will be available through June 30, 2020.
Please check with your local lender whether it’s participating in the program.

Who Can Apply
The following entities affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) may be eligible:

  • Any small business concern that meets SBA’s size standards (either the industry based sized standard or the alternative size standard)
  • Any business, 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization, 501(c)(19) Veterans organization, or Tribal business concern (sec. 31(b)(2)(C) of the Small Business Act) with the greater of: 500 employees, or that meets the SBA industry size standard if more than 500.
  • Any business with a NAICS Code that begins with 72 (Accommodations and Food Services) with more than one physical location, and employs less than 500 per location
  • Sole proprietors, Independent Contractors, and Self-employed persons.

Please see this page to learn more details. Thanks.
https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

MacRae Associates, P.C., CPA in Fairfax, VA

Delivering a broad range of affordable services for business owners, executives and independent professionals is what we are all about. MacRae Associates provides outstanding service from dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality.
About Us
Known for the quality of its service, MacRae Associates reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves. Our primary goal as a trusted advisor is to provide you with insightful advice to make informed financial and business decisions. We do not accept anything less from ourselves and this is what we deliver to you.
John “Sandy” MacRae, the firm’s CEO, has earned the confidence and loyalty of his client base by standing above the rest with his personalized business style paired with the informal culture of his firm. In what is at times a stuffy industry and rigid line of work; a personable approach to managing your business success makes for a solid foundation of communication and trust.
Your business needs are handled carefully with a personal approach and in the hands of someone you can count on and talk to. Taking the pain points out of financial advising and professional services is a unique trait, appropriately cultivated with over 20 years of experience and some clients have been with MacRae Associates just as long. The goodwill of the client’s Sandy and his team serves, is the foundation of his success both in and out of the office.
Sandy’s desire to account for what true and accurate stands in all areas of his life. His personal time spent refereeing local sports games, keeps him on his toes and is an example of how he runs his business. The pace of a game with moving players, penalties, and scores- Sandy’s business perspective and approach is with the same focus and efficiency.
The moving pieces to your business playing field requires both flexibility and stability to stay nimble in the game. Sandy delivers that same expertise with his keen attention to detail, agilitiy, and honesty to MacRae Associates.
Address:
3900 Jermantown Road, #300
Fairfax, VA 22030
Email: info@macrae-cpa.com
Phone: (703) 691-1290
Fax: (703) 691-4220
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