The Treasury Secretary stated in an interview on Tuesday, April 28th, that Treasury would audit Paycheck Protection Program Loans over $2 million. Then on Wednesday, April 29th, Treasury and the SBA updated their FAQ with Q&A number 39 stating that the SBA would review loans over $2 million (and any others they deem necessary, so being under $2 million isn’t a guarantee they won’t look at it) when the applications for forgiveness are submitted.Read More
The IRS has issued guidance regarding the tax treatment of expenses paid with funds received via the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). IRS Notice 2020-32 was issued on April 30, 2020 and specifically states that no tax deduction will be allowed for expenses that result in the forgiveness of a PPP loan.Read More
Congress and the Trump administration have struck a deal on another piece of legislation, the latest in a series of federal measures intended to provide relief in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The $484 billion legislation, which is being referred to as the Interim Stimulus Plan, amends the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted in late March. Among other things, it provides additional funding to two loan programs designed to help small businesses slammed by the economic shutdown.Read More
In The Godfather: Part III, Michael Corleone, the fictional head of the Corleone crime family, attempts to become a legitimate businessman and put all of his past misdeeds behind him. After being double-crossed, he famously said “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!”
Classic. And apropos to the government’s Paycheck Protection Program.Read More
If you’re reading this, hopefully you were able to obtain a Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan and have either received the funds or will be receiving the funds soon. If you couldn’t get funded, then there is hope that the program will be replenished soon so keep close to your banker and have your application ready to go. Now that companies are getting funded the question on everyone’s mind is how to make sure most of this loan, if not all, gets forgiven under the forgiveness provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and in the various guidance the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) has issued. And that’s a great question that unfortunately currently has a lot of unknowns until final guidance is issued.Read More
On April 14, 2020, the SBA issued an updated “interim final rule” and updated its FAQs relative to the Paycheck Protection Program. The updated interim final rule provides detailed guidance primarily for self-employed individuals who file Schedule C with their 1040. The guidance provides the detailed steps necessary to calculate the maximum loan amount for those with self-employment income from Schedule C on Form 1040.Read More
The IRS and the U.S. Department of Treasury have announced new relief for federal taxpayers affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The IRS had already extended certain deadlines to file and pay federal income taxes and estimated tax payments due April 15, 2020, without incurring late filing penalties, late payment penalties or interest. The additional relief, outlined in Notice 2020-23, applies to a wider variety of tax filers. The IRS also has announced new tools for taxpayers expecting Economic Impact Payments (also known as “recovery rebates”).Read More
On April 9, 2020, the IRS issued two key pieces of guidance pertaining to the net operating loss (NOL) provisions of the CARES Act.
Revenue Procedure 2020-24
This revenue procedure provides procedures to follow regarding net operating losses that are carried back under the CARES Act, specifically procedures for:Read More
To help taxpayers, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced today that Notice 2020-23 extends additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses. Last month, the IRS announced that taxpayers generally have until July 15, 2020, to file and pay federal income taxes originally due on April 15. No late-filing penalty, late-payment penalty or interest will be due.Read More
If you are reading this blog, I hope that you and your family and your business are all doing well. In these times of great uncertainty, that most all of us have never experienced, it is very challenging to stay positive and focused on what you can control.
A recent message from a colleague, Lloyd Bell, suggested for us to remind our clients of the short action list regarding these unprecedented times.
And #1 on the list: hoard cash. Which makes me think of all the stores that are just now starting to fill up with the toilet paper from what was the gold rush of March 2020. Let’s just agree, that hoarding cash – makes more sense to help fund the growth that is bound to occur when the conditions improve.Read More