We are proud to feature Heartland Payment Systems in this month's Partner Spotlight. The company is a Silver Partner and has been a member of MHLA since 2006. Read below to learn more!
Heartland is the point of sale, payments and payroll solution of choice for entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry that need human-centered technology to sell more, keep customers coming back and owners spend less time in the back office. Nearly 1,000,000 businesses trust them to guide them through market changes and technology challenges, so they can stay competitive and focus on building remarkable businesses instead of managing the daily grind.
How does Heartland differentiate itself from others in their industry?
In every interaction, in every decision, Heartland demonstrates care for their customers, focusing on the things that will deliver the best outcomes. They work hard to consistently provide best-in-class services to their customers and the partners who support them.
How does Heartland positively impact the lodging industry?
o Local Relationship Managers to provide best in class support and partnering.
o POS - uptime
o Payments - uptime and transaction volumes, fair contracts
o Payroll - availability, consultation, and checks process
Primary Contact Information
Company website- https://www.heartland.us/
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Effective immediately, the IRS has put a temporary hold on accepting any new Employee Retention Credit (ERC) applications.
Why are they doing this? Due to their backlog of 600,000 applications, the IRS is overwhelmed and processing times have more than doubled. They’ve put a temporary stop on processing new applications until they can catch up.
When will the program reopen? While the IRS has not provided any definitive guidance on this point, Adesso anticipates that the IRS will resume processing new applications in Q1, likely in January. However, there is also a possibility that the IRS will simply end the program.
I'm working on my ERC application now. Should I stop? While the choice is of course yours, they recommend you continue your application process. Adesso will continue to process applications and either submit immediately to the IRS, where they will be held until the program potentially resumes or hold the files and mail them on the day the IRS reopens the ERC program.
What if I haven’t started my application? Adesso will continue to accept new applications, which will ensure you will be in line to receive your refund when and if the program reopens. Because it is likely the IRS will not extend the program once it’s reopened, we believe the best approach, given the regulatory uncertainty, is to continue “business as usual” to avoid missing the April 15, 2024 deadline for 2020 amended returns and April 15, 2025 deadline for 2021 amended returns. Additionally, all files will be pay-at-the-end so you will not incur any fees until you’ve received your refund.
Why should I bother starting an application if the program is on hold? Adesso takes great measure to confirm its compliance with applicable laws and regulations to make sure you qualify and then submit your file as soon as the program reopens. You are qualified and deserve this help!
I’ve already submitted my ERC application. What should I expect? If your application was submitted to the IRS before September 14, 2023, then you’re all set. You should, however, anticipate longer (2x+) processing times while the IRS gets through its backlog.
Why is Adesso the best partner to secure my refund? Adesso is submitting quality and qualified deals to the IRS and is the ERC filer endorsed by more than 40 state associations. They have a team of CPAs who file for their clients (vs. requiring the client to file) and often use law firms to determine eligibility and ensure the right business owners receive their refunds. Adesso currently only works with partners like SRAs and accounting firms to ensure reduction of fraudulent claims. Additionally, Adesso employs two law firms to review deals when there is any uncertainty.
There’s no cause for concern when using Adesso. Unlike ERC mills, their application process includes several safeguards to ensure your ERC application is accurate. Adesso has worked with leading law firms to develop a compliance infrastructure that we believe leads the industry. We regularly work with tax lawyers to review complex applications. We work hard to stay on top of and maintain compliance with current IRS regulations, having CPAs file the applications on your behalf who put their name and reputation behind their work.
I was expecting the funds; do I have any options? They also have two great programs to secure capital now, by allowing you to borrow against ERC vs. your business:
Adesso has launched a new ERC Advance option that lets you get your ERC funds directly from Adesso now! Click here to learn more about their new lending solutions.
Adesso is also now offering new lending solutions that help get the funds you need fast! You can borrow anywhere from $10,000 - $1,000,000 and get preferred rates available only to Adesso clients like you, including:
• Lines of credit
• Term loans
• Equipment financing
• Merchant cash advances
• SBA loans
MHLA will share additional updates as they arise.
On Monday, September 18, 2023, it was a perfect day for MHLA members and friends to join together for MHLA's Annual Golf Outing at the Whiskey Creek Golf Course in Frederick, MD. Again, this year tremendous support was shown, with a great golfer turnout and sponsorship at one of the highest levels in recent years. Ecolab was the Title Sponsor for the 9th year in a row and their support was greatly appreciated. The success of the 2023 MHLA Golf Outing enables MHLA to continue to do what they do best, advocacy for the hotel industry in Maryland.
Top Right: Helicopter Ball Drop Sponsor - David Dorough, Pinnacle Communications
Bottom Left: Amy Rohrer, MHLA President & CEO welcomes everyone.
Bottom Right: MHLA Golf Committee L-R Brian Rash, Josh Marshall, Michael Henningsen, Amy Rohrer (MHLA), Michael Howard, Melissa Simpson (MHLA) Pete Mangione. Not pictured- Jim Stark, Rodney Gooden.
Click here to view more photos from the day.
Congratulations to our 2023 MHLA Golf Outing WINNERS!
1st Place Team
Parking Management Company
CHRIS MURREN BILLY CEASE PAUL PRUITT SHELLY SAUNDERS
2nd Place Team
DOUG HALSEY PAUL HEFFRON SHERMAN GENE JEFF BANKS
3rd Place Team
DAVE DOROUGH ANDREW HOPKINS ROSS CRAMPTON DAVE LUIZZI
Longest Drive - Women
KAT EVANS- Maryland Office of Tourism
Longest Drive - Men
TONY STANLEY- Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel
Closest to the Pin
BILLY CEASE - Parking Management Company
KIRK WAGNER- Complete Mechanical and Electrical Solutions
Helicopter Ball Drop
KEVIN SPARKS - HD Supply
Thank you to all of our volunteers, donors and sponsors listed below. The success of the outing would not be possible without all of them.
Thank you to our GOLF COMMITTEE!
CHAIR - Michael Henningsen, Plamondon Hospitality Partners
Rodney Gooden, Westin Annapolis
Michael Howard, Hyatt Place Baltimore
Pete Mangione, Turf Valley Resort
Josh Marshall, Ecolab
Brian Rash, Avendra
Jim Stark, Best Western Plus BWI Airport - Arundel Mills
Thank you to our VOLUNTEERS!
Sharon Bear, Plamondon Hospitality Partners
Regina Boston, RMB Photography
Pete Chambliss, MHLA Volunteer Staff
Diane Girgenti, Plamondon Hospitality Partners
Emily Gutierrez, Plamondon Hospitality Partners
Kathy Konopik, HotelPro
Chrissy Mayhew, Heartland Payment Systems
Patrick Miner, Courtyard Baltimore Inner Harbor
Bob Rodman, Century Distributors
Thank you to all who DONATED!
Click here to see the list of companies who donated prizes and giveaways.
Thank you to our SPONSORS!
Click here to see the list of sponsors for the event.