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Articles & Publications

PPP Forgiveness Applications – Should You Act Now or Wait?

Recently, the Small Business Administration (SBA) opened its portal for accepting forgiveness applications under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) . Over the next few weeks, banks will be preparing to start accepting forgiveness applications, although some lenders may wait. Read More >>

SBA Releases 23 New FAQs to Address PPP Loan Forgiveness

On Tuesday, August 4, 2020, The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with Treasury, issued 23 frequently asked questions to help provide additional guidance around forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program loans. The FAQs address four areas of PPP. Read More >>

Five Week Extension to PPP Loan Applications

Last night, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing an extension for companies to apply for PPP loans. This program, which ended on June 30th, will now be extended to August 8th, when the President signs. Read More >>

SBA Issues Revised “Borrower-Friendly” Forgiveness Applications

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has issued revised forgiveness applications for loans issued through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). According to the Department of the Treasury (Treasury), the revisions are “borrower-friendly” and implements the PPP Flexibility Act of. Read More >>

FASB Grants One-Year Delay on Revenue Recognition, Lease Standards Implementation

In response to COVID-19, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) has issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) that allows for a one-year effective date deferral for certain private companies and nonprofits that haven’t yet adopted the revenue recognition and. Read More >>

Senate Passes House Bill to Loosen Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness

As we reported last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act to help ease loan spending and forgiveness requirements for small businesses under the new Paycheck Protection Program. Last night, the U.S. Senate passed. Read More >>

House Passes Bill to Ease PPP Loan Spending and Forgiveness Requirements

(June 4, 2020) *UPDATE: Senate Passes House Bill – read article On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act, H.R. 7010, to help ease loan forgiveness requirements for small businesses under. Read More >>

Paycheck Protection Program: SBA Issues Interim Final Rules on Loan Forgiveness

Late Friday night, the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued 26 pages of new guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness rules that were issued on May 22. These new Interim Final Rules build upon what. Read More >>

Employee Benefits: The Implications of the New Laws in Response to COVID-19 / Coronavirus

Jim Merklin discusses how businesses’ and individuals’ benefit plans are being impacted by the SECURE Act AND CARES Act, which was put in place as a result of COVID-19.   Read More >>

SBA Releases PPP Loan Forgiveness Application & Instructions

On Friday, May 15th the SBA released the PPP loan forgiveness application and instructions. These instructions do provide insight into the direction that SBA is moving with this process; however, this is not the long-awaited forgiveness regulation. Regulations will soon be. Read More >>