Paycheck Protection Program

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.

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).

SBA, Treasury ban use of RPA to submit PPP loans

Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration said they will no longer accept Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications prepared by robotic process automation (RPA) systems.

SBA addresses how to calculate PPP loans, other issues

Guidance from the US Small Business Administration on how to calculate Paycheck Protection Program loan amounts and other issues was provided in advance of the SBA’s resumption of accepting applications from participating lenders.

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.

Tips for navigating CPA challenges related to PPP

The Paycheck Protection Program has created a lifeline for small businesses — and challenges for CPAs. A new document published by the AICPA Center for Plain English Accounting contains guidance for CPAs to consider as they navigate these issues.

SBA stops accepting PPP applications after funding runs out

The U.S. Small Business Administration stopped accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program after exhausting the initial $349 billion in funding provided by Congress to fund forgivable loans to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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