The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury released an updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ on Aug. 4 in an effort to address PPP loan forgiveness issues that have arisen as borrowers begin to complete their applications. The 23 FAQs address various aspects of PPP forgiveness including general loan forgiveness, payroll costs, non-payroll costs, and loan forgiveness reductions. Here is a brief overview of some of the most notable clarified guidance.
In the midst of the uncertainty and instability that the COVID-19 pandemic has created for businesses and individuals, some relief is available for taxpayers in the form of deductible losses thanks to the preexisting Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 165(i).
While some recipients of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) may be breathing a sigh of relief at the extended covered period implemented by the PPP Flexibility Act (passed on June 5), borrowers should be taking a proactive approach to preparing documentation and developing a strategy for their forgiveness application.
On May 28, 2020, in a nearly unanimous vote, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend certain provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide small businesses with relief in the timeframe and use of their PPP loan funds.
We know you have many questions and concerns regarding COVID-19-related legislation as well as your obligations and options as employers. In an effort to help you weather this storm, Goering & Granatino is hosting a free webinar on these important topics.
On March 27, President Trump signed a historic stimulus bill: the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This legislation’s many provisions provide emergency relief for those suffering financial hardships due to COVID-19 including individuals, businesses, state and local governments, and the health care system. The CARES Act is in addition to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which President Trump signed into law on March 18. FFCRA makes substantial changes to sick and family and medical leave for businesses and employees amid the emerging COVID-19 pandemic.
Small businesses are now eligible for up to $2 million in Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA). Knowing what to expect before starting the loan process will help prevent unnecessary errors and rework. Completing the application process quickly and accurately will be key as there will be high demand and processing times will likely increase. We’ve put together the following summary of what business owners can expect when applying for an SBA loan.
One of the many key provisions in the CARES Act is the Employee Retention Credit. This credit is geared toward employers subject to partial or full COVID-19-related closures. This credit impacts compensation, furlough and layoff strategies. If you are considering making workforce reductions, it is important to understand your options under the CARES Act.
On March 27 President Trump signed the latest COVID-19 relief bill: Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. For funding dedicated to taxpayers and businesses, the bill currently includes provisions related to taxes, unemployment, small business loans, and a large business lending program.