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    Senate Passes - Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act … the forgiveness rules are changing again

    Posted by David M. Knuff, CMI on Jun 4, 2020 4:04:41 PM

    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, Small Business, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19

    As an update to our June 2, 2020 blog entitled “SHOULD YOU APPLY FOR PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS NOW?” the U.S. Senate passed the House version of Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act legislation by voice vote with unanimous consent on Wednesday night (June 3, 2020). The bill now heads to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it.

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    Should You Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Now?

    Posted by David M. Knuff, CMI on Jun 2, 2020 3:53:06 PM

    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, Small Business, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19

    Hold on…. the U.S. House Passed H.R. 7010 to Provide Greater Flexibility for PPP Borrowers; Senate to Act Next

    As Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients try to understand all of the nuances of the loan forgiveness process, the rules are likely about to change. On Thursday, May 28, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed  H.R. 7010, a bill that would provide Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients more flexibility in how they spend proceeds while still allowing for loan forgiveness. The bill passed with a nearly unanimous, bipartisan vote of 471-1.  The bill changes several of the restrictions in the existing PPP.  A similar measure to amend the PPP has been introduced in the Senate, which is likely to take up the issue this week.

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    Ohio House Passes Tax Amnesty Legislation

    Posted by David M. Knuff, CMI on Jun 1, 2020 2:05:32 PM

    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, Small Business, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19

    On May 20, 2020 the Ohio House of Representatives unanimously passed legislation granting a three-month amnesty to Ohioans who are delinquent in paying state taxes. House Bill 609 establishes a temporary tax amnesty program to forgive interest and penalties on delinquent taxes.

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    PPP Loan Forgiveness Documentation Checklist

    Posted by David M. Knuff, CMI on May 27, 2020 12:02:38 PM

    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, Small Business, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19

    The SBA has provided detailed guidelines on documentation in its recently released PPP Loan Forgiveness Application instructions on “PPP Schedule A”. We suggest taxpayers review these in detail and implement appropriate internal procedures to meet the various disclosure requirements.

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    Cash flow considerations related to defined contribution retirement plans under COVID-19

    Posted by Michelle Buckley on May 27, 2020 9:49:48 AM

    Topics: Accounting & Auditing, Benefit Plan Advising & Auditing, retirement plan review, COVID-19

    In the last three months, many employers have had significant decreases in their top line revenue and have attempted to cut costs to offset that revenue decrease.  The IRS has provided relief to retirement plans through the CARES’s act to assist plan participants manage through these difficult times.  Today, we wanted to share some strategies for managing cash flows as it relates defined contribution retirement plans from an employer perspective.   

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    Considerations on Accounting and Reporting for PPP Loan Forgiveness

    Posted by Kelli Bernstein on May 22, 2020 8:36:32 PM

    Topics: Small Business, Accounting & Auditing, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19

    Here we are at the end of May, and there is still no guidance that has come out under U.S. GAAP, which specifically addresses the accounting for loan forgiveness from the government under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)Due to the lack of such guidance at the current time, borrowers have two different ways they could account for PPP loans, as follows:

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    House Vote Expected Next Week on Bipartisan PPP Bill

    Posted by Jonathan Ciccotelli on May 21, 2020 10:49:04 AM

    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, Small Business, Accounting & Auditing, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19

    The House is expected to vote next week on a stand-alone, bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) bill. The measure, HR 6886, introduced by Reps. Chip Roy, R-Tex., and Dean Phillips, D-Min., would make a number of changes to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act’s small business loan program.

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    What You Need to Consider as You Seek Loan Forgiveness – Q&A Highlights

    Posted by Carlin Culbertson on May 20, 2020 10:09:45 PM

    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, Small Business, Accounting & Auditing, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19, Featured

    On May 13th, Meaden & Moore held a webinar titled “What You Need to Consider as You Seek Loan Forgiveness” to provide information concerning the Paycheck Protection Program through that date with a focus on loan forgiveness items.  Since this is a topic that is on everyone’s mind, there were a significant number of attendees and in turn a lot of questions.  We answered as many as we could during the webinar, and answered the rest via a follow up email to the participants with the questions we didn’t get to during the webinar.

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    PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form Released

    Posted by Keith Hughes on May 16, 2020 12:14:39 PM

    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, Small Business, Accounting & Auditing, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19

    Alas, the SBA released on May 15, 2020 the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application along with detailed instructions.  The application and its instructions address some of the questions that have to this point remained unanswered.  Notably, the instructions include the following which seem to provide some clarification and flexibility in calculating the forgiveness amount:

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    SBA Extends Repayment Deadline Until May 18, 2020

    Posted by Jonathan Ciccotelli on May 14, 2020 2:27:28 PM

    Topics: Tax Planning & Strategies, Small Business, Accounting & Auditing, Accounting and Tax Resource, COVID-19

    Earlier today, the SBA and Treasury updated their FAQ’s to extend the due date for repayment of funds to give borrowers an opportunity to review and consider yesterday’s updated FAQ’s. 

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