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Paycheck Protection Program: Moving from Application to Forgiveness

Since the pandemic began, we have been monitoring and reporting on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), as well as all of the guidance and modifications resulting from several acts of Congress. With nearly four million PPP loans already approved,. Read More >>

Employee Retention Credit – More Guidance Issued for Q1 & Q2 Credits

In December, the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020 (Relief Act) modified the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and extended the period to the first and second quarter of 2021. Then in the American Rescue Plan Act. Read More >>

IRS Issues Guidance Around Extended Tax Filing Deadline

On March 17 the IRS announced an automatic postponement of the tax filing deadline from April 15 to May 17 “to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities.”. Read More >>

Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline Extended 60 Days

After sailing through the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate approved the extension of the filing deadline for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) applications by 60 days and provides an additional 30 days for the U.S. Small Business Administration. Read More >>

Employee Retention Credit Modifications Under the American Rescue Plan

Our previous advisors touched on additional clarifications and how to claim the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). With the recent American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), the ERC has been extended and additional key changes made. The modified ERC,. Read More >>

President Biden Signs American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), which provides almost $2 trillion to support families and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a summary of the tax-related provisions in the Act.. Read More >>

IRS Releases Additional Guidance for 2020 Employee Retention Credit

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) were created in the CARES Act under the COVID-19 relief program. Originally, they were separate programs and an employer was only allowed to participate in one program. In December,. Read More >>

Schedule C Borrowers Can Use Gross Income for Paycheck Protection Program Loan Calculations

Sole proprietors and self-employed individuals might be getting a well-needed break with regard to the recently updated guidance on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Schedule C filers that apply for PPP loans have been required to use their business. Read More >>

Employee Retention Credit: Claims, Advance Payments and Documentation

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) under the CARES Act encourages businesses to keep employees on their payroll. In 2021, the tax credit is 70% of up to $10,000 in wages paid in the first and second quarter by an eligible. Read More >>

Calculations Guidance Released for Paycheck Protection Program Loans

There has been a flurry of activity since late December and changes are still occurring. The second round of PPP funding; expansion of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC); various introductions of new and/or updated forms; interpretations for calculating revenue. Read More >>