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The Federal Reserve board announced that it lowered the minimum loan size for three of its Main Street Lending Program facilities in an effort to make the program available to more and smaller businesses.
The IRS issued guidance to employers and employees on reporting deferred Social Security tax on Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, under the Aug. 8 Presidential Memorandum authorizing the deferral.
FASB staff issued a paper that educates borrowers on accounting for debt modifications and restructurings, which have surged as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
The AICPA has created a template for members to use when requesting a penalty abatement from the IRS. Many taxpayers are receiving penalty notices after COVID-19 hampered their ability to meet tax filing obligations.
Experts share advice for remote job seekers on how to search for positions, manage the interview process, and impress potential future employers.
Panelists at an AICPA fall Council presentation on resilience explained how basic values can drive success during troubled times such as the coronavirus pandemic.
An avalanche of new federal awards has left practitioners who perform single audits working under uncertain circumstances and awaiting regulators’ guidance. Here’s how practitioners can give themselves a chance to succeed under challenging conditions.
When services are needed most and when revenue is likely dropping, not-for-profit leaders face big challenges. A finance leader at an NFP shares adaptation advice.
Fears of a late-October PPP surprise came to the SBA’s attention because the program’s loan forgiveness application forms display an expiration date of “10/31/2020” in the upper-right corner.
This article discusses ways to harness technology lessons from this pressure-packed year.