Advocacy & Tax Relief

AICPA posts 20 FAQs on tax filing relief

The AICPA posted FAQs explaining the latest developments in taxpayer relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. The AICPA has recommended that the IRS and Treasury Department expand the scope of recently announced taxpayer relief.

SBA issues details for Paycheck Protection Program loans

The US Small Business Administration has released an interim final rule providing additional guidance and requirements for the program. The final rule includes a number of changes, including a doubling of the loans’ interest rate from 0.5% to 1%.

Recovery rebate payments to be issued within 3 weeks

The IRS has issued guidance on these payments, which it calls "economic impact payments," and says they generally will be direct-deposited to most qualifying taxpayers' bank accounts in the next three weeks without taxpayers having to do anything.

Relieving the April 15 'pressure point'

Ed Karl, CPA, the AICPA's vice president–Tax Policy & Advocacy, outlines how the IRS tax filing delay came about — and what it means for CPA tax practitioners and their clients.

AICPA requests broader relief for taxpayers

In a letter to Treasury and the IRS, the AICPA requested that recent filing and payment relief related to the COVID-19 pandemic be expanded because the current relief does not cover all tax filings and payments affected by the pandemic.

AICPA-led coalition calls for small business funding

An AICPA-led coalition is urging quick government action to avert layoffs and allow small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to continue paying workers. A key step is a federal payroll funding account that small business payroll processors could use to get money directly to employees.

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