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Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

June 4, 2020 On Wednesday night, the Senate voted unanimously in favor of the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act. This new legislation makes key adjustments to the timeline for spending Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and revises how loan recipients are required to allocate the money. Here is a brief overview of the key provisions contained in the bill: Loan recipients ... Read more

New Guidance Regarding PPP Loan Forgiveness

May 26, 2020 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 forgiveness ... Read more

SBA Releases Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness

May 18, 2020 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 borrower’s ... Read more

New SBA Guidance Regarding Paycheck Protection Program

May 13, 2020 On May 13, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued additional guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). They added a highly anticipated new question to their lengthy FAQ: “How will SBA review borrowers’ required good-faith certification concerning the necessity of their loan request?” One of the requirements when submitting a PPP loan application is a self-certification ... Read more

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

May 6, 2020 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 requirements ... Read more

Should You Return Your PPP Loan?

May 4, 2020 You have probably read in the news about the backlash that some public companies have experienced as a result of accepting loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). As a result of the public outcry, many of the large organizations have chosen to give back the PPP loan funds. What you may not have heard ... Read more

President Enacts $484 Billion Virus Aid Bill

April 24, 2020 On Friday, April 24, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act into law. The new aid bill boosting funding for various initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic was passed in the Senate on Tuesday and by the House on Thursday. The legislation includes the following: $310 billion in additional funding ... Read more

CARES Act FAQ: Retirement Plan Withdrawals

April 9, 2020 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 hesitate ... Read more

Watch Out for Coronavirus-Related Scams

April 9, 2020 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 an ... Read more

CARES Act FAQ: Employee Retention Credit

April 9, 2020 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 the ... Read more

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