A YEAR IN REVIEW

A Letter From Our Executive Committee

For the first time in over 25 years, our annual letter has both a new look and a new voice. We expect that 2021 will bring about a lot more “firsts” – and we think that’s a very good thing.

Articles & Publications

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 PPP 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 >>

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 >>

SBA Issues Guidance on Second Draw PPP Loans; Reductions in Gross Receipts

The SBA issued 18 pages of guidance in the form of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to help companies assess whether they qualify to borrow funds under the Paycheck Protection Program and the types of documentation they would need to. Read More >>

SBA & Treasury Announce Full Reopening of PPP Applications

Earlier this week we posted that the revamped Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application portals had reopened for select borrowers and would be open to all other businesses shortly thereafter. Application forms for first and second-draw loans were made available.. Read More >>

Revamped Paycheck Protection Program Opens, Application Forms Released

As we mentioned last week, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury released the loan application forms for the revamped Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The application portals, which launch today, are open for small community financial institutions to. Read More >>

SBA & Treasury Issue Guidance for Second Draw PPP Funding

*UPDATE* The SBA and Treasury announced that the revamped Paycheck Protection Program will open Monday 1/11/21 for select lenders and borrowers. Read post >> The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury issued regulatory guidance Wednesday evening for the. Read More >>

Congress Passes Year-End Spending, Stimulus Bill with Tax Extenders

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA, 2021) passed Congress on December 21, 2020, and is awaiting the President’s signature. The CAA is 5,500 pages that touch on many areas of tax law, and additional changes could occur as the. Read More >>

COVID-19 Relief Bill Passed, Key PPP Issues Addressed

Congressional leaders came to an agreement on the terms of a $900 billion COVID relief bill to be attached to The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (“The Act”). This was voted on and approved by the House and Senate on. Read More >>

Details of the Bipartisan COVID Relief Plan Proposal

Congressional leaders are currently working on a bipartisan proposal to provide additional stimulus to the U.S. economy in the waning days of the lame duck session. Although many of the details are still unknown, the American Institute of CPAs. Read More >>