COVID-19 news and information

PPP forgiveness guidance issued as Congress mulls changes

The SBA and Department of Treasury issued a pair of new interim final rules Friday for the Paycheck Protection Program. Meanwhile, bills in Congress could make major changes to two of the PPP’s most significant rules. Votes could come as early as this week.

What to do with your stimulus check

Many Americans will receive stimulus money to help them weather the pandemic, but what they do with that money will depend on whether they need it right away or can afford to set some aside. CPA financial planners offer advice on how to make the best use of stimulus funds.

IRS mobilizing 3,500 phone operators to answer stimulus questions

With many taxpayers still having problems using the Internal Revenue Service’s “Get My Payment” website, the IRS announced that it is mobilizing 3,500 telephone representatives to answer some of the most common questions about economic impact payments.

Tips for audit committees during the pandemic

Strong oversight from audit committees can help companies stay on the right track as they work to survive and thrive through the coronavirus pandemic. These tips can help audit committees serve effectively.

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Getting leases in line

ASC Topic 842 is a relatively simple standard that can mean profound changes for organizations with leases. This report examines what makes this standard challenging and describes new ways for CPAs to add value.