Busy week for PPP

Last week was a busy week for the Paycheck Protection Program. New applications and guidance were released, the Small Business Administration and the U.S. Treasury Department suddenly reversed direction on disclosing information about companies that received loans through the program, and a key program deadline is fast approaching. Easy as 3508EZ Filing for Paycheck Protection …

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TCJA vs. COVID-19

Being new to the accounting profession, I have not technically experienced a totally “normal” busy season. Last year, I was an intern, still in school, and trying to learn as much as I could. What I did not know is that I would be learning right along side everyone else due to the new tax …

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How to balance life during a global pandemic

As we work together to slow the spread of Covid-19, many of us have been asked to temporarily work from home. At the same time, schools are closed, and parents are being tasked with teaching their children from home.  Add in the stress of college courses and/or trying to gain traction in a new career, …

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Act allowing more flexibility in PPP loans passes congress

The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act is on its way to the president for signing after passing the senate late last night. The act will reduce restrictions on how funds from PPP loans can be spent while protecting eligibility for forgiveness. Don’t miss: PPP loans – forgiveness, calculations and more Webinar Businesses will now have more …

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Reminder of new tax deadlines

As a reminder because of the economic impact of COVID-19, the federal income tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. This new deadline applies to all individual returns, trusts, and corporations. Estimated payments for federal returns have also been extended to July 15, 2020, which means that penalties and interest will not …

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PPP loan forgiveness interim final rule released

This past Friday night, May 22nd, the Small Business Administration issued an interim final rule covering the forgiveness process associated with the Paycheck Protection Program. A link to the rule is available on our COVID resource page. Don’t miss: PPP loan forgiveness application now available The highly anticipated formal guidance supplements the application form that …

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Credit reports are now free, every week

If there’s such a thing as a COVID-19 silver lining, here’s one. The three major credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) are making your credit reports free through April 2021. Free access to your credit report is one more tool to help you weather the pandemic storm currently laying waste to economies and individual …

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PPP loan forgiveness application released by SBA

On Friday May 15th, the SBA released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application. The highly anticipated application provides insight and direction for the loan forgiveness process. The application can be found on our web page.  While the application will likely not answer all of the questions borrowers have, the eleven-page document includes the form, …

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SBA clarifies process for review of good-faith PPP certification

In an effort to provide businesses desperately needed help during the COVID-19 crisis, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is administering loans through the Paycheck Protection Program. To streamline the process, qualification certification has been reduced to good-faith certification, but that’s raised several questions. Key among them, exactly how will SBA review borrower’s required good-faith certifications? …

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Ducey extends stay at home order while loosening restrictions on some businesses

Governor Doug Ducey announced amendments today to the state’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy, Stay Connected executive order that placed a stay at home order on residents and curtailed business operations across the state. While the executive order scheduled to expire April 30 has been extended to May 15, the amended order loosens some of the …

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