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PPP Loan Application Deadline Extended Until August 8, 2020

Congress extended the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application deadline from June 30, 2020 until August 8, 2020.  PPP loans are potentially forgivable loans designed to provide businesses with funds primarily to cover payroll costs during the 24 weeks following the loan (originally 8 weeks, but the program has been revised numerous times since its [...]

By |2020-07-02T14:41:15-06:00July 2nd, 2020|COVID-19, Tax|0 Comments

SBA issues REVISED PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

On June 16th, the SBA issued the REVISED Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and a new EZ Forgiveness Application.  Generally, a borrower can apply to have PPP Loan amounts forgiven related to certain payroll and non-payroll costs paid during the “covered” period (generally either 24 weeks, or, if the loan was made before [...]

By |2020-06-17T14:46:47-06:00June 17th, 2020|COVID-19, Tax|0 Comments

Expect Changes & Flexibility to the Paycheck Protection Program

Wednesday evening, June 3rd, the Senate passed the House’s version of Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 and now awaits President Trump’s signature.   The bill passed unanimously Wednesday evening in the Senate and 471-1 last week in the House.  Designed to make it easier for borrowers to get full, or almost full, forgiveness, the [...]

By |2020-06-09T09:22:51-06:00June 4th, 2020|COVID-19, Tax|0 Comments

SBA issues PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

On May 15th the SBA issued the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and instructions.  This provides the forms borrowers need to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans as well as the documentation lenders are required to collect from borrowers.  Generally, a borrower can apply to have certain payroll and nonpayroll costs forgiven [...]

By |2020-05-16T20:55:12-06:00May 16th, 2020|COVID-19|0 Comments

Safe harbor date to repay PPP loans extended

The May 14th safe harbor deadline (extended from the original date of May 7th) to repay Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans was extended until May 18th (SBA FAQ #47 issued 5/13/20).  This extension is to give borrowers an opportunity to review and consider FAQ #46.  See our blog post Good Faith Certification for PPP Loans. [...]

By |2020-05-14T16:01:51-06:00May 14th, 2020|COVID-19, Tax|0 Comments

Good Faith Certification for PPP Loans

With the upcoming May 14th safe harbor deadline (extended from the original date of May 7th) to repay Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, borrowers have been toiling with the documentation necessary to establish good faith representations on loan applications and the certification that “current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing [...]

By |2020-05-13T20:58:29-06:00May 13th, 2020|COVID-19, General|0 Comments

Current IRS Guidance says NO DEDUCTIONS for expenses related to forgiven PPP loans

On April 30th, the IRS issued Notice-2020-32, stating the position that expenses funded by forgiven loan proceeds under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are not tax deductible.  The CARES Act did not specifically address whether generally allowable deductions would still be permitted if the loan was later forgiven, but the act and public officials’ comments [...]

By |2020-05-01T21:32:12-06:00May 1st, 2020|COVID-19, Tax|0 Comments

The CARES Act – Tax Highlights

Phase 3 of the COVID-19 stimulus package (the CARES Act) was just signed by President Trump.  The CARES Act includes several income tax provisions that attempt to lessen the impact and encourage individuals and businesses to keep putting money back into the economy.  See  https://mwbpc.com/the-cares-act-business-highlights/ for the business highlights of the CARES Act.   Business [...]

By |2020-03-27T23:18:14-06:00March 27th, 2020|COVID-19, General, Tax|0 Comments

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, the second coronavirus emergency aid package, was signed into law by President Trump on the evening of March 18, 2020.  Only a small part of the legislation contains tax provisions; while the rest of the bill primarily focuses on funding for increased COVID-19 testing, providing free testing for everyone, [...]

By |2020-03-27T19:39:37-06:00March 20th, 2020|COVID-19, General, Tax|0 Comments

Pass-through Income Tax Reform Proposals

Pass-through income tax reform proposals By Cara L. Smith, CPA, CFP   The House and Senate bills both provide tax benefits to owners of pass-through businesses (those taxed as S Corporations or Partnerships), but they use different methods to determine the benefit.  The House bill would impose a 25% maximum tax rate on pass-through business [...]

By |2017-12-14T18:24:59-06:00December 14th, 2017|Tax|Comments Off on Pass-through Income Tax Reform Proposals