Paycheck Protection Program

Expenses paid with 2020 PPP loans can be deducted on 2021 tax returns

The IRS issued guidance on a safe harbor permitting qualifying taxpayers who have PPP loans, who did not deduct expenses related to those loans paid or incurred in 2020 on their 2020 returns, to deduct the expenses on their returns for the immediately subsequent tax year, instead of on an amended return or administrative adjustment request for the 2020 tax year.

Tips for for-profits applying NFP accounting rules for PPP funds

For-profit entities are permitted to use the not-for-profit conditional contribution accounting model to account for Paycheck Protection Program loans. The accounting requires reasoned judgment, careful evaluation of barriers and thorough documentation.

PPP quiz: 5 frequently asked questions

Businesses and the CPAs who serve them have many questions about the administration and implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program. See if you can answer some of the questions most often asked of the AICPA’s PPP experts.

New PPP guidance implements changes from American Rescue Plan Act

The SBA issued an interim final rule incorporating revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program made by the American Rescue Plan Act. The new guidance also rules that entities that receive a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant cannot subsequently receive a PPP loan.

House passes PPP deadline extension in 415-3 vote

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 415-3 Tuesday night to extend the Paycheck Protection Program application deadline by 60 days. The PPP Extension Act of 2021 moves the PPP application deadline from March 31 to May 31 and allots an additional 30 days for processing applications received by May.

SBA targets early April for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant launch

The SBA expects to begin accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant applications early next month, an agency spokesperson confirmed. The SBA also released an updated pre-application checklist clarifying the requirements for applicants to submit audited financial statements and single audits.

CPAs urged to be voice of calm in PPP storm

Rule changes, deadline pressures, and ongoing processing problems with the Paycheck Protection Program are causing high levels of frustration and anxiety among many small businesses. This creates an opportunity for CPAs to provide calm guidance for stressed clients.

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