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 period
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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 by
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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,
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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 no
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