CARES Act

IRS permits remote signatures for plan loan consents

In another response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS is allowing retirement plan participants who want to take coronavirus-related distributions from their retirement plans to provide remote signatures, even for spousal consents.

How the CARES Act has affected business valuation

Legislation designed to help businesses during the coronavirus pandemic has created new issues for CPAs and other valuation specialists to consider. New AICPA FAQs address these valuation concerns.

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.

Options for clients with student loans during the pandemic

Here’s a rundown of the relief the CARES Act offers for student loan borrowers, who is eligible for it and what clients can do if they’re not covered by the CARES Act or if they’ve become unemployed or had their hours reduced.

Taxpayers must act soon for direct deposit of stimulus payments

The IRS announced that taxpayers for whom the Service does not have direct deposit information should go to its “Get My Payment” website and enter that information by noon on Wednesday, May 13, so they can receive their stimulus payments electronically.

AICPA challenging nondeductibility of PPP-related expenses

The IRS issued guidance clarifying that a deduction is disallowed for expenses for payroll costs, mortgage interest, rent, utilities, and other interest on debt obligations to the extent they are being reimbursed by loans forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program.

CARES Act QIP change requires action

Taxpayers with qualified property must act to take advantage of changes to the treatment of qualified improvement property, which is now eligible for bonus depreciation. Here are some considerations for taxpayers and their advisers.

AICPA makes PPP loan forgiveness recommendations

The AICPA issued a series of recommendations it would like to see the U.S. Small Business Administration adopt and issue as guidance for small businesses to use in calculating loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Quick relief with the CARES Act

Chris Hesse, CPA, the AICPA Tax Executive Committee chair, analyzes how the CARES Act's provisions allowing carryback of net operating losses for 2018 through 2020 interact with other new provisions.

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