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PPP Update: Owner Compensation, Payroll Costs, and Self-Rental Costs

Posted 2:15 PM by
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) officially opened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness application portal to lenders on Aug. 10, 2020. Some banks are accepting applications and borrowers are beginning to prepare loan forgiveness applications. Recent guidance provides significant clarifications regarding owner-compensation limitations, payroll costs, and self-rental costs.
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Provider Relief Funds Received Under the CARES Act Impose Audit Requirements

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In response to the global pandemic caused by COVID-19, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), which provided increased funding for existing programs and funded at least 20 new federal programs to help stimulate the economy.
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Additional COVID-19 Relief for Retirement Plan Participants

Posted 8:25 PM by
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law March 27, 2020, provided multiple forms of relief for owners of retirement accounts. The IRS has recently issued additional guidance on these provisions via Notice 2020-50 and Notice 2020-51, providing even further relief for retirement plan owners.
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PPP Application Deadline Extended to Aug. 8

Posted 7:45 PM by
With nearly $130 billion of funding remaining in the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), last week Congress unanimously approved an extension of the application deadline. The extension was signed into law by President Trump over the weekend and gives borrowers until Aug. 8 to apply for the loan.
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Accounting Treatment for PPP Loans

Posted 3:00 PM by
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) authorized the Small Business Administration to guarantee loans that can be forgiven if certain conditions are satisfied. There has been plenty of uncertainty related to the intent, qualifications, and financial reporting related to PPP loans. The AICPA recently issued nonauthoritative guidance addressing how nongovernmental entities should account for PPP loans as there is no authoritative guidance for business entities related to this type of transaction in Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States (GAAP):
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Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Eases PPP Rules

Posted 6:30 PM by
On June 5, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the Act) was signed into law. The new law significantly changes the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by giving borrowers more time to use funds, extending the time to satisfy safe harbors, relaxing payroll requirements, and more.
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On-Demand Transportation Webinar: Carriers: Navigating Financial and Operational Challenges During Uncertainty

Posted 5:00 PM by
The evolving COVID-19 pandemic has caused the trucking industry to tackle rapidly changing operational and financial practices. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act has provided economic relief to businesses and individuals, but many carriers are wondering how to maximize the tax and loan provisions designed to incentivize employee retention and help maintain cash flow. How can carriers best shift the financial and operational structure of their business to address everyday needs during these uncertain times?
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IRS Provides More Guidance on Employee Retention Credit

Posted 5:45 PM by
Businesses that did not receive a forgivable loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including business that repaid their PPP loan by May 18, 2020, may be able to find economic relief by claiming the Employee Retention Credit. The Employee Retention Credit is a payroll tax credit available to eligible employers in an amount equal to 50% of qualified wages paid after March 12, 2020.
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SBA Releases Interim Final Rules on PPP Loan Forgiveness and Loan Review

Posted 7:15 PM by
Over Memorial Day weekend, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued the interim final rule on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness. Many of the rules were consistent with our expectations after reviewing the forgiveness application, which was issued one week prior, but the guidance does provide a few of the significant confirmations and several new clarifications:
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On-Demand Transportation Webinar: Untangling the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application

Posted 8:15 PM by
Ever since the initial release of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in early April, borrowers have been frustrated by the lack of detailed guidance about the program’s parameters. Although the Small Business Administration (SBA) has shared minimal updates over the last month, authoritative guidance clarifying critical definitions and providing much-needed direction has not been available. On May 15, the SBA released the PPP loan forgiveness application, an 11-page application that sheds some light – although dim – on several outstanding items.
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