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PPP Loan Extension Gives Small Businesses 5 More Weeks

PPP Loan Extension Gives Small Businesses 5 More Weeks

President Trump signed a bill into law on July 4, 2020 that extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) deadline for five more weeks until August 8. The original deadline to apply for the PPP was Tuesday, June 30, however $130 billion still remained in the fund. The...

PPP Loan Flexibility & Maximizing Forgiveness

PPP Loan Flexibility & Maximizing Forgiveness

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act recently became law to provide additional flexibility on the use of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and make it easier for businesses to qualify for full loan forgiveness. Among the changes are an expansion of...

IRS Guidance Provides RMD Rollover Relief

IRS Guidance Provides RMD Rollover Relief

The CARES Act was enacted in an attempt to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, it extends favorable tax treatment to qualified individuals who take so-called “coronavirus-related distributions” (CRDs) from IRAs, 401(k) plans and...

New Law Improves PPP Loan Flexibility & Forgiveness

New Law Improves PPP Loan Flexibility & Forgiveness

The recently approved Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) provides businesses with much-needed flexibility regarding the use of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and eases the requirements for full loan forgiveness. Changes include: An expansion...

IRS Denies Deductions for Expenses Paid by PPP Loans

IRS Denies Deductions for Expenses Paid by PPP Loans

The IRS has recently confirmed that they will not allow taxpayers to claim tax deductions for expenses that were paid by PPP loans that were forgiven, even for recurring expenses like wages and rent that are normally deductible. The majority of each PPP loan is...

Good News for Small Businesses as Senate Passes PPP Reform Bill

Good News for Small Businesses as Senate Passes PPP Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate passed the House version of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act on June 3, 2020, easing restrictions on how small businesses can use their PPP loan funds and achieve maximum forgiveness. The legislation was developed after widespread...

SBA Clarifies Good Faith Certification for PPP Loans

SBA Clarifies Good Faith Certification for PPP Loans

On April 23, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a warning that businesses with substantial access to liquidity may not qualify for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Concerned that their loans would be deemed inappropriate, some larger companies have...

CARES Act Alert – NOL Filing Deadline Now June 30, 2020

CARES Act Alert – NOL Filing Deadline Now June 30, 2020

The CARES Act has loosened the rules around net operating loss deductions (NOLs), in addition to other tax relief. The CARES Act provides a five-year carryback for losses earned in 2018, 2019, or 2020. Previously, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 eliminated...

House Proposes More Flexibility for PPP Program. Will Senate Follow?

House Proposes More Flexibility for PPP Program. Will Senate Follow?

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on May 28, 2020 that would make it easier for businesses to have their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans forgiven by reducing restrictions on how the money can be used and extending the time available to use the...

Missed or Denied a PPP Loan? Good News, Here Are Some Alternatives

Missed or Denied a PPP Loan? Good News, Here Are Some Alternatives

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is anticipated to quickly run through its second round of $310 billion in funding due to high demand, which will leave many small business owners wondering what to do. However, there are several alternative programs for small...