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New Guidance Regarding PPP Loan Forgiveness

On May 22, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, released additional guidance for recipients of loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A recent article from the Journal of Accountancy examines the details of the new release. The SBA issued two new interim final rules, one regarding requirements for loan […]

SBA Releases Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness

On Friday, May 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an important release for borrowers who received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The bureau made public a form and instructions for borrowers to use to apply for PPP loan forgiveness. The application must be completed and submitted to the lender that serviced the […]

Is My PPP Loan Still Forgivable if My Employees Refuse to Come Back to Work?

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is a loan initiative created by the CARES Act that targets aid to small businesses dealing with losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The big appeal of the program is that the portion of the PPP loan funds used for certain “allowable purchases” is fully forgivable. Firstly, what are the […]

Guidance on Calculating Maximum PPP Loan Amounts

On Friday, April 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional guidance regarding how various types of businesses should calculate the maximum Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan amount for which they qualify. The new SBA guidance offers specific instructions for the following entities: Self-employed with no employees Self-employed with employees Self-employed and reports income on […]

Watch Out for Coronavirus-Related Scams

On Thursday, April 2, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning concerning the development of new scams related to the coronavirus, particularly the recovery rebates legislated by the CARES Act. It is not surprising that criminals are taking advantage of the chaos resulting from the coronavirus outbreak to perpetrate fraud. The IRS has observed […]

CARES Act FAQ: Employee Retention Credit

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes a wide range of business tax provisions, including a new credit for employers that retain their employees. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If you cannot find […]

CARES Act FAQ: Net Operating Loss & Other Tax Modifications

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill contains a variety of modifications to key business tax provisions, such as regulations regarding Net Operating Losses. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding these tax law modifications. If you cannot find […]

CARES Act FAQ: Recovery Rebate

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes an estimated $300 billion in direct payments to eligible American taxpayers. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please […]

CARES Act FAQ: Emergency Economic Injury Grants

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes $10 billion in funding to provide emergency grants to small businesses and nonprofits that apply for economic injury disaster loans. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If […]

CARES Act FAQ: Retirement Plan Withdrawals

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes an allowance for penalty-free early withdrawals from retirement accounts. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please do not […]