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FBAR deadline extended to Oct. 31 after confusion

After a misworded posting caused confusion about the 2020 deadline to file FBARs (i.e., FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)), Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network has extended the deadline to Oct. 31.

FinCEN pulls announcement of extended FBAR deadline

Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network briefly announced, but then rescinded, an extension of this year’s deadline to e-file FinCEN Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR).

2021 Social Security wage base announced

The Social Security Administration announced that the maximum amount of wages subject to the old age, survivors, and disability insurance tax will increase to $142,800 in 2021 from $137,700 in 2020.

Audit committee cybersecurity disclosures rising in proxy statements

Disclosures around oversight of cybersecurity risk by audit committees are increasing in public company proxy statements, according to a yearly analysis released by the Center for Audit Quality and Audit Analytics. But other disclosures have leveled off in recent years.

PPP forgiveness simplified for loans of $50,000 or less

PPP borrowers of $50,000 or less will have the opportunity to apply for forgiveness using a simplified application. Under the new process, these borrowers will be exempted from penalties for reduction of full-time employees or employees’ salary or wages.

SBA clarifies deferral period for PPP loan payments

The SBA released guidance clarifying that lenders must recognize the previously established extended deferral period for payments on the principal, interest and fees on all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, even if the executed promissory note indicates only a six-month deferral.

Nonfilers have until Nov. 21 to apply for economic impact payment

The IRS announced that it was extending the deadline from Oct. 15 to Nov. 21 at midnight for certain individuals to enter their information on the Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here tool on the IRS website to receive the $1,200 stimulus payment due to individual taxpayers.

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