Paycheck Protection Program

PPP forgiveness too slow in some cases, inspection finds

A report by the Office of the Inspector General found that the US Small Business Administration did not meet the 90-day statutory requirement to remit Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness payments to lenders for loans totaling $66.4 billion.

SBA streamlines forgiveness process for most PPP loans

The SBA issued new guidance intended to speed up and simplify the forgiveness process for Paycheck Protection Program loans of $150,000 or less, which represent 93% of the outstanding loans in the $800 billion program.

Expenses paid with 2020 PPP loans can be deducted on 2021 tax returns

The IRS issued guidance on a safe harbor permitting qualifying taxpayers who have PPP loans, who did not deduct expenses related to those loans paid or incurred in 2020 on their 2020 returns, to deduct the expenses on their returns for the immediately subsequent tax year, instead of on an amended return or administrative adjustment request for the 2020 tax year.

Tips for for-profits applying NFP accounting rules for PPP funds

For-profit entities are permitted to use the not-for-profit conditional contribution accounting model to account for Paycheck Protection Program loans. The accounting requires reasoned judgment, careful evaluation of barriers and thorough documentation.

PPP quiz: 5 frequently asked questions

Businesses and the CPAs who serve them have many questions about the administration and implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program. See if you can answer some of the questions most often asked of the AICPA’s PPP experts.

Where to find November’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 

 

 

 

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