PPP loan forgiveness? Don’t rush in

On Aug. 10, the U.S. Small Business Administration opened its loan forgiveness portal in the wake of a contested battle about future legislation for COVID-19 relief. There are several reasons why business owners may not want to rush into completing…

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What’s In the Recent Executive Orders?

In advance of a new stimulus package agreement, the White House issued an executive order and three memoranda over the weekend. This executive action is said to provide economic relief during the current recession caused by the coronavirus.   Here are…

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New Stimulus Proposal: The Heals Act

An intensifying coronavirus pandemic has prompted Congress to look at a second round of stimulus as the recession continues to deepen. On July 27th, Senate Republicans announced the Heals Act (Health, Economic Assistance Liability Protection & Schools Act), a $1…

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Main Street Lending Program open to nonprofits

In late July, the Federal Reserve announced that not-for-profit organizations  may now apply for loans under the $600 billion Main Street Lending Program. Previously open only to for-profit businesses with more than 100 employees, the program offers low-interest loans with…

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Assessing productivity in a pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis is affecting not only the way many businesses operate, but also how they assess productivity. How can you tell whether you’re getting enough done when so much has changed? There’s no easy, one-size-fits-all answer, but business owners…

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IRS guidance provides RMD rollover relief

The CARES Act was enacted in an attempt to mitigate the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Among other things, it extends favorable tax treatment to qualified individuals who take “coronavirus-related distributions” (CRDs) from IRAs, 401(k) plans and certain other…

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PPP and EIDL Programs Extended

The Paycheck Protection Program application deadline has officially been extended to August 8th.  Under the program, the SBA had approved almost 4.9 million loans, totaling $520.6 billion. Despite the program’s popularity, it had approximately $130 billion in unallocated funds when…

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Be alert to tax fraud

Fraudsters are on attack, using malicious email, text message and telephone scams designed to steal tax refunds and government stimulus checks being distributed to eligible individuals. Don’t fall for common scams: Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ChecksNo business/service can get…

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