Category: COVID-19

PPP Task force

Wallace Plese + Dreher | PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Assistance

Many Arizona businesses received SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. Our SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) task force helps businesses and nonprofits navigate the forgiveness process. They are familiar with the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, which is complex and complicated, and can answer your questions.

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Flexible Spending Accounts

IRS Grants Relief on FSAs and DCAPs

The IRS is providing some accommodation to employee benefit plans offering health flexible spending accounts (FSAs) and dependent care assistance plans (DCAPs). Under the COVID-19-related Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2020, these plans now have additional discretion in 2021 and 2022 to adjust their programs to help employees better meet the unanticipated consequences of the public health emergency.

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Employee Retention Credit

Employee Retention Credit

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges employers to take advantage of the newly-extended Employee Retention Credit (ERC), designed to make it easier for businesses that, despite challenges posed by COVID-19, choose to keep their employees on the payroll. The ERC is one of the more popular relief items for businesses and recent legislation has made it even more attractive.

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The pandemic relief package (Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021) gives a break to the hardest-hit small businesses by reopening the Paycheck Protection Program and offers them the ability to apply for a second loan. The new round of loans will be limited to those with fewer than 300 employees that have experienced drops of at least 25% in revenue during any quarter of 2020 compared with the same quarter in 2019.

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Paycheck Protection Program

IRS: Eligible PPP Expenses Now Deductible

On January 6, 2021, the IRS and Treasury Department issued guidance allowing deductions for the payments of eligible expenses when such payments would result, or be expected to result, in the forgiveness of a covered loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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PPP Loan Forgiveness

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

On May 15, 2020, the SBA published its PPP Loan Forgiveness Application, with instructions, providing some clarity about allowing borrowers to use their regular payroll schedule. Borrowers were concerned about matching their payroll cycle to the testing or covered period in the forgiveness formula.

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PPP Loan

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness

Many Arizona small businesses received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding to maintain payroll levels from loss of revenue. The Small Business Administration (SBA) released an Interim Final Rule addressing eligibility issues and requirements for certain pledges. The CARES Act requires the SBA to issue additional guidance on rules for loan forgiveness by April 27, 2020.

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Recap COVID-19

COVID-19 and Retirement Plans

According to Eric Stevenson, President, Nationwide Retirement Plans, advisors to retirement plans will play a critical role, stating “This is the time they have to be more visible than they have ever been,” said Stevenson. “They have to be in constant communication with plan sponsors, even if from a distance.”

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CARE Act Guidance

Economic Injury Disaster Loans | Emergency Economic Injury Grants

The Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Emergency Economic Injury Grants provide an emergency advance of up to $10,000 to small businesses and private nonprofits harmed by COVID-19 within three days of applying for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). To access the advance, you first apply for an EIDL and then request the advance.

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