Updated PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released

The Small Business Administration (SBA), and the Treasury Department have published updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness guidance and forms, including a one-page form that borrowers who received no more than $150,000 can use to apply for forgiveness. The newly released form, called the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Form 3508S, can be used byRead more about Updated PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications Released[…]

New Round of Stimulus Payments Authorized

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, directs the Department of the Treasury to deliver additional Economic Impact Payments (known more popularly as “stimulus payments”) to U.S. citizens and residents. These payments are generally $600 for singles and $1,200 for married couples filing a joint return. In addition,Read more about New Round of Stimulus Payments Authorized[…]

New Law Permits Deduction of PPP Expenses

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, specifies that business expenses paid with forgiven PPP loans are tax-deductible. This supersedes previous IRS guidance which stated that these expenses could not be deducted. The Appropriations Act clarifies that “no deduction shall be denied, no tax attribute shall be reduced, and noRead more about New Law Permits Deduction of PPP Expenses[…]

New Round of PPP Loans Authorized by Congress

Part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, authorizes another round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for small businesses. This new round of PPP loans, being called “PPP2” by some, is similar to the first round of PPP loans that were authorized early in 2020, but there areRead more about New Round of PPP Loans Authorized by Congress[…]

New COVID-19 Relief Bill Signed Into Law

On December 27, President Trump signed into law the COVID-19 relief bill that was passed by Congress on December 21, 2020. The legislation, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, extends weekly benefits for unemployed workers, and provides more than $300 billion in aid for small businesses. It also ensures tax deductibility for business expenses paid withRead more about New COVID-19 Relief Bill Signed Into Law[…]

IRS Confirms Expenses Paid with PPP Loans Not Deductible in 2020

In guidance issued in late November, the IRS confirmed that taxpayers that received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan and that paid eligible expenses with proceeds from that loan cannot deduct those expenses in the tax year in which the expenses were paid if, at the end of that tax year, the taxpayer reasonably expectsRead more about IRS Confirms Expenses Paid with PPP Loans Not Deductible in 2020[…]