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Earn a Workers Comp 50% Rebate with the PAR Program

The Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) program is once again available for the 2021 policy year. The PAR Program provides you an opportunity to earn a 50% premium rebate, up to $2,000, in under a day.

To earn the rebate, you must complete 11 credits from their customizable plan of 33 activities. These activities promote a safe work environment, raise safety awareness, and increase understanding of some of the most important aspects of workers’ compensation.

Junior Achievement 4th Annual Designer Bag Bingo Event

We had a great time at the Metroplex in Girard, Ohio to participate in Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley's 4th Annual Designer Bag Bingo event! We are thrilled that $36K was raised during the event, which benefits financial literacy, career-readiness, and entrepreneurship programs for students grades K-12 in Mahoning, Trumbull, and Columbiana counties! 

IRS announces changes to retirement plans for 2022

Next year taxpayers can put an extra $1,000 into their 401(k) plans. The IRS recently announced that the 2022 contribution limit for 401(k) plans will increase to $20,500. The agency also announced cost of living adjustments that may affect pension plan and other retirement-related savings next year. 

Here are the highlights of changes for 2022:

W2 and 1099 Filing Change for Ohio Employers

The Ohio Department of Taxation is lowering the threshold for the electronic filing of W-2 and 1099-R information for calendar year 2021 information (submitted in 2022).  

NEW Mahoning County Small Business Grant Up To $10K


Valley Partners will be administering the new Mahoning County Small Business Relief Fund II, thanks to an award provided by the Mahoning County Commissioners through their American Rescue Plan monies in the amount of $1 million dollars. Grants up to $10,000 will be available to eligible small businesses within Mahoning County and awarded on a first come-first serve basis. 

Applications will be accepted for first-time grant recipients starting today, November 1st, and will be open to all businesses on November 8.

Eligibility Requirements

SBA Helping Borrowers Complete PPP Forgiveness App


The Small Business Administration will directly help borrowers complete the PPP forgiveness application for loans that are under $150,000.  Attached is a power point explaining the process.

Ohio BWC Changing Email Delivery System


The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation will be changing to a new email delivery system in the coming days.

Beginning August 2, 2021, you’ll receive your email notices from GovDelivery. This new email delivery system has a different look and feel than what you’re used to.

New Grant Programs for Ohio Small Business


The state of Ohio will begin accepting applications Tuesday, June 29, for four grant programs that target businesses that have suffered significant losses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programs are:

Restaurant Revitalization Fund Needs $50 Billion Additional Funding




Tax To-Do-List For Newlyweds


Marriage changes many things and taxes is one of them. Newlyweds should know how tying the knot can affect their tax situation.

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