Category: Small Business

Small Business

Which COVID-19-Related Payroll Tax Credits Is My Business Eligible to Receive? by Cherry Laufenberg, CPA


Posted on July 02, 2020 by Cherry Laufenberg

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. enacted laws providing a variety of financial-relief measures to support businesses struggling to maintain operations and payroll through the crisis period. Key among those provisions are tax credits for businesses that retain employees despite full or partial suspensions of their operations and that continue to pay […]

Avoid Elevated Risks of Fraud and Other Financial Scams Related to COVID-19 by Rick D. Bazzani, CPA


Posted on June 26, 2020 by Rick Bazzani

The COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed the pace of financial crimes targeting taxpayers. In fact, the IRS Criminal Investigation division (CI) has noted an increase in coronavirus-related scams seeking to steal taxpayers’ money and personal information. Reducing your risks of falling victim to these schemes requires you to take precautionary measures to secure your data […]

PPP Loan Recipients Receive New Guidance, Applications for Loan Forgiveness by Andrew Leonard, CPA


Posted on June 18, 2020 by Andrew Leonard

The SBA this week released another round of guidance relating to the Paycheck Protection Program, including two new applications borrowers must use when seeking forgiveness of loan amounts. These updates reflect borrower-friendly changes contained in the recently enacted PPP Flexibility Act of 2020. New Applications for Loan Forgiveness In addition to issuing a revised, long-form […]

UPDATED – What Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Self-Employed Need to Know about PPP Loan Forgiveness by Steve Nouss, CPA, CGMA


Posted on June 17, 2020 by Steve Nouss

As of June 12, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) had approved more than $512 billion in potentially forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to small business, non-profits and self-employed taxpayers struggling to maintain operations and retain workers through the COVID-19 pandemic. However, since the CARES Act introduced the PPP in March, loan applicants have […]

Small- and Mid-Size Businesses to Receive More Relief Under Main Street Lending Program by Joel Glick, CPA/CFF, CFE, CGMA


Posted on June 15, 2020 by Joel Glick

The Federal Reserve Bank has again revised the scope of its Main Street Lending Program, introduced in April to help support small and mid-size businesses suffering under the economic strain of the COVID-19 health crisis. The most recent guidance, issued on June 8, lowers the minimum loan amount, raises the maximum loan limit and extends […]

Congress Eases Rules for PPP Loan Forgiveness by Andrew Leonard, CPA


Posted on June 04, 2020 by Andrew Leonard

Small businesses and nonprofit organizations that received emergency, government-backed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to help them maintain their workforce during the COVID-19 crisis can breathe a sigh of relief. On June 3, Congress passed a bill giving loan recipients more time and flexibility to use those proceeds and still be eligible for complete loan […]

UPDATED June 4, 2020 – PPP Loan Recipients Receive Some Guidance on Forgiveness by Andrew Leonard, CPA


Posted on May 21, 2020 by Andrew Leonard

On May 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the application form businesses must use to request forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans they applied for and received in the wake of COVID-19 crisis. Although the form helps to clarify some issues that businesses were hoping would help them calculate loan forgiveness, its 11 […]

IRS Allows Employees to Make Mid-Year Adjustments to FSAs as Part of CARES Act by Adam Cohen, CPA


Posted on May 21, 2020 by Adam Cohen

One of the unanticipated consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a change to the actual healthcare expenses employees estimated when they made irrevocable salary-reduction elections to employer-sponsored cafeteria plans. In response, the IRS has issued a series of guidance offering taxpayers more time and flexibility to make mid-year changes to flexible spending arrangements (FSAs) […]

Florida’s Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday Set for 2020 by Michael Hirsch, JD, LLM


Posted on May 07, 2020 by Michael Hirsch

The Florida legislature recently announced that the state’s 2020 Disaster Preparedness Sales Tax Holiday will take place from Friday, May 29, through Thursday, June 4, 2020. During this seven-day period, which coincides with the start of the 2020 hurricane season, Florida residents can purchase the following items without paying the state’s 6 percent sales tax: […]