Management accounting

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.

SBA raises COVID-19 EIDL loan limit to $500,000

The SBA announced that starting the week of April 6 it will more than triple the maximum amount that small businesses and nonprofits can borrow under the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program.

New PPP guidance implements changes from American Rescue Plan Act

The SBA issued an interim final rule incorporating revisions to the Paycheck Protection Program made by the American Rescue Plan Act. The new guidance also rules that entities that receive a Shuttered Venue Operators Grant cannot subsequently receive a PPP loan.

House passes PPP deadline extension in 415-3 vote

The U.S. House of Representatives voted 415-3 Tuesday night to extend the Paycheck Protection Program application deadline by 60 days. The PPP Extension Act of 2021 moves the PPP application deadline from March 31 to May 31 and allots an additional 30 days for processing applications received by May.

SBA defers EIDL payments until 2022

The SBA extended deferral periods for all disaster loans, including those made through the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. With the deferral, small businesses that received a COVID-19 EIDL loan won’t have to make a first payment on the loan until next year.

SBA targets early April for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant launch

The SBA expects to begin accepting Shuttered Venue Operators Grant applications early next month, an agency spokesperson confirmed. The SBA also released an updated pre-application checklist clarifying the requirements for applicants to submit audited financial statements and single audits.

AICPA calls on SBA to change 'unfair' PPP guidance, deadline

The AICPA reiterated its recommendation that the SBA delay the end of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application period by at least 60 days and also urged the SBA to make retroactive new rules issued this week changing the formula sole proprietors use to calculate their maximum loan amounts.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.