A new round of Paycheck Protection Program funding is available for businesses affected by the pandemic. Here’s what CPAs and business leaders need to know to get the funding they need.
Errors by partnerships in reporting partners’ tax capital accounts under new rules for 2020 may be excused, the Internal Revenue Service outlined.
The IRS issued updated procedures for the deferred employee portion of employment tax payments, which were further extended from April 30, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021, by year-end legislation.
The SBA and Treasury released updated Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness guidance and forms, including a one-page application for borrowers that received a PPP loan of $150,000 or less.
The IRS granted individual taxpayers a waiver from the penalty for underestimated tax due solely to the amendment to Sec. 461(l)(1)(B) in the CARES Act repealing the excess business loss limitations for years before 2021.
The AICPA asked the IRS and Treasury to clarify that the filing of a Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application is not an election by the taxpayer to forgo the employee retention credit for wages reported on the application exceeding the amount of wages necessary for loan forgiveness.
The SBA and Treasury issued guidance addressing how Paycheck Protection Program borrowers should calculate revenue reduction and maximum loan amounts for second-draw PPP loans — and what documentation should be provided to support those calculations.
The IRS announced that it will start accepting 2020 tax returns on Feb. 12, a later date than usual. The delay stems from programming changes needed to account for year-end tax legislation.
Licensed CPAs can apply for individual .cpa domains beginning Jan. 15, the AICPA announced. Thousands of firms and approved organizations applied for the top-level domain during their application window, which was open from Sept. 1.
New procedural guidance from the SBA outlines the processes Paycheck Protection Program borrowers and their lenders must follow to reapply for a first-draw PPP loan or request an increase to a loan approved by Aug. 8, 2020, which is when the first iteration of PPP stopped accepting applications.
Lenders with $1 billion or less in assets can start making Paycheck Protection Program loans on Friday, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Treasury announced. The application window will open for all lenders Jan. 19.
The AICPA said Wednesday that it expects SBA and Treasury to open the Paycheck Protection Program’s application window to all lenders by Friday. The AICPA is also encouraging firms to advance the application process for small business clients seeking relief.
The IRS issued final regulations on when fines and penalties paid to a government are not deductible by a taxpayer, including defining when a payment counts as restitution, which may be deductible.
The IRS issued final regulations on the excise tax on excess remuneration over $1 million paid by tax-exempt organizations, finalizing proposed regulations with a few changes in response to comments.
The AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee is evaluating whether the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct needs to be revised in light of new SEC rules related to auditor independence requirements.
Technical Questions and Answers released by the AICPA describe the characteristics of a third-party assessment program and the standards a member is required to apply to a third-party engagement.
Fraud risks have increased as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. A new report by the Anti-Fraud Collaboration provides strategies for mitigating those risks.
The new forms are Form 2483 for first-draw PPP loans and Form 2483-SD for second-draw PPP loans, which are available for previous PPP borrowers that need further assistance and meet eligibility requirements.
The US SBA and Treasury announced that community financial institutions that serve minority- and women-owned businesses exclusively will be able to make first-draw PPP loans starting Monday and second-draw PPP loans starting Wednesday.
The IRS finalized proposed regulations on certain carried interests to account for changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). The TCJA extended from one year to three years the holding period for making carried interests eligible for capital gain treatment.