Up to $10,200 of Unemployment Compensation Now Tax Free

On March 11, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan, which aims to provide additional relief to Americans that are struggling due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this relief, up to $10,200 in unemployment compensation that you received in 2020 may now be tax free. To qualify for this relief,Read more about Up to $10,200 of Unemployment Compensation Now Tax Free[…]

Wider Availability Announced for Small Business PPP Loans

On February 22, 2021, the Biden administration announced a new exclusive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan application period for businesses and non-profits with fewer than 20 employees. This application period began on February 24, 2021 and lasts for 14 days. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the goal of this exclusive application periodRead more about Wider Availability Announced for Small Business PPP Loans[…]

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[…]