Apr 20, 2021
The Paycheck Protection Program offered small businesses a rare opportunity: access to SBA-backed loans that can be fully forgiven—if you meet certain criteria. Now that lenders are opening up for forgiveness applications, it’s time to start collecting the documents...
Mar 15, 2021
Employers experiencing economic hardship due to COVID-19 may be eligible for payroll relief. The employee retention credit (ERC) for eligible employers can be claimed for up to $5,000 per employee in 2020 and up to $28,000 per employee in 2021. One of these two...
Mar 11, 2021
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is the latest $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package President Biden signed into law on Wednesday, March 11, 2021 that is designed to continue to facilitate recovery from the economic and health effects of the ongoing pandemic....
Mar 2, 2021
Notice 2021-20 clarifies retroactive changes made to ERTC and PPP interaction and incorporates several previous frequently asked questions.
Feb 25, 2021
The Employee Retention Credit provides liquidity benefits for many businesses and was significantly expanded for 2020 and 2021.
Jan 15, 2021
Congress provided relief for Americans, businesses, and healthcare institutions through a record stimulus deal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES). Providers and facilities were granted financial relief...
Jan 13, 2021
The Employee Retention Tax Credit was significantly expanded by the federal relief and stimulus package finalized Dec. 27, 2020.
Jan 7, 2021
SBA releases two PPP reopening guidance packages. The first for new borrowers and the second for the second-draw program.
Jan 7, 2021
SBA releases two PPP reopening guidance packages. The first for new borrowers and the second for the second draw program.
Dec 23, 2020
After negotiations go to the 11th hour, Congress passes tax fix for PPP, changes to loan forgiveness and establishes second-draw program.
Dec 22, 2020
Last minute negotiations pave way for Congress to pass second major COVID-19 stimulus package with tax law changes and tax extenders.
Oct 19, 2020
Many small businesses and companies have been widely affected by the Coronavirus and the financial destruction that ithas caused. Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help ease...
Phase 3 – HHS Earmarks Another $20 Billion to be Distributed to Eligible Recipients through the Provider Relief Fund
Oct 16, 2020
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that they added $20 billion to the Provider Relief Fund (PRF) as part of phase 3 efforts to support healthcare organizations during this very trying year. Those who have previously applied for...
Oct 16, 2020
At long last, the Department of Health and Human Resources published the reporting requirements for recipients of the Provider Relief Fund (PRF). This release offers healthcare providers much-needed guidance on what kinds of documentation they need in the event of a...
Oct 5, 2020
SBA procedural guidance provides answers on how to navigate PPP loan changes in ownership; deals can now move forward with certainty.
Sep 1, 2020
Following the President’s memo on August 8, Treasury releases very short Notice 2020-65 delaying the deadline for employee FICA tax.
Aug 26, 2020
By: Jonny Baker, Senior Manager, Strategic Management Consulting Services Unprecedented times call for firmware evaluation. From customer, cost, and operational analysis, all of these are worthy and necessary but the starting point is strategic planning. To evaluate...
Aug 24, 2020
Discussion of the accounting considerations for a borrower that has received a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Aug 17, 2020
On August 7, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it would make an additional distribution from the Provider Relief Fund to nursing homes. The funds, totaling approximately $5 billion, will be used to protect residents of nursing...
Aug 17, 2020
PPP lender forgiveness portal is open. Additional guidance issued on loan forgiveness and EIDL amounts as well loan review appeal process.
Aug 12, 2020
An executive order was issued directing the deferral of payroll tax payments. Follow up guidance from the Treasury Department is expected.
Jul 17, 2020
When the Provider Relief Fund was established as part of the CARES Act, dentists were mentioned for future relief. Finally, on July 10, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced it had expanded the Medicaid program to include dentists. However,...
Jul 10, 2020
When the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law in late March, it included relief funds for our country’s heroes in the crisis: health care providers. These funds, known collectively as the Provider Relief Fund, were...
Jul 7, 2020
Authored by RSM US LLP TAX ALERT On July 6, 2020, the IRS released FAQs providing guidance to health care providers with respect to the taxability of payments received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Provider Relief Fund....
Jul 7, 2020
If you haven’t applied for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan yet, we have good news: You haven’t missed the boat. On Saturday, July 4th, President Trump signed legislation that extends the PPP application deadline to August 8th. Here are a few things business...
Jun 24, 2020
Among the many relief provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is one that allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of employment taxes for the remainder of 2020. To provide businesses with much-needed...
Jun 18, 2020
This week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published two new PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications and an Interim Final Rule that gives further clarity to the changes found within the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act of 2020 that passed on June 5, 2020....
Jun 5, 2020
UPDATE: On Friday, June 5, 2020, the President has officially signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. June 3, 2020 Late Wednesday night (June 3, 2020), the Senate signed the House Bill, Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of...
May 27, 2020
Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness June 18, 2020 - Additional updates have been made to this program. Click here for additional information. May 27, 2020 On Friday, May 22, 2020, the Small Business Administration published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) relating to...
May 27, 2020
Interim Final Rule: Loan Review Procedures and Related Borrower and Lender Responsibilities May 27, 2020 On Friday, May 22, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) published an Interim Final Rule (IFR) relating to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This rule...