Paycheck Protection Program

6 tips for CPAs on newest round of PPP funding

A new round of Paycheck Protection Program funding is available for businesses affected by the pandemic. Here’s what CPAs and business leaders need to know to get the funding they need.

Taxpayers need clarity on coordination of ERC and PPP loans

The AICPA asked the IRS and Treasury to clarify that the filing of a Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application is not an election by the taxpayer to forgo the employee retention credit for wages reported on the application exceeding the amount of wages necessary for loan forgiveness.

PPP calculations guidance released

The SBA and Treasury issued guidance addressing how Paycheck Protection Program borrowers should calculate revenue reduction and maximum loan amounts for second-draw PPP loans — and what documentation should be provided to support those calculations.

The latest advice on PPP loans

The second version of the Paycheck Protection Program is not the same as the first. Two AICPA executives discuss what CPAs need to know.

Guidance issued for PPP first-draw loan increases, reapplications

New procedural guidance from the SBA outlines the processes Paycheck Protection Program borrowers and their lenders must follow to reapply for a first-draw PPP loan or request an increase to a loan approved by Aug. 8, 2020, which is when the first iteration of PPP stopped accepting applications.

PPP application dates announced

Lenders with $1 billion or less in assets can start making Paycheck Protection Program loans on Friday, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Treasury announced. The application window will open for all lenders Jan. 19.

AICPA encourages firms to aggressively advance PPP applications

The AICPA said Wednesday that it expects SBA and Treasury to open the Paycheck Protection Program’s application window to all lenders by Friday. The AICPA is also encouraging firms to advance the application process for small business clients seeking relief.

PPP application forms released

The new forms are Form 2483 for first-draw PPP loans and Form 2483-SD for second-draw PPP loans, which are available for previous PPP borrowers that need further assistance and meet eligibility requirements.

Date set for limited PPP reopening

The US SBA and Treasury announced that community financial institutions that serve minority- and women-owned businesses exclusively will be able to make first-draw PPP loans starting Monday and second-draw PPP loans starting Wednesday.

New PPP guidance issued by SBA, Treasury

The US SBA and Treasury released guidance for the revived and reconstituted Paycheck Protection Program. The guidance came in the form of two interim final rules, including one that details the guidelines for new PPP loans to businesses that previously received PPP funding.

COVID-19 relief bill addresses key PPP issues

The $900 billion COVID-19 relief package passed Monday provides $284 billion for a revised Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and clarifies that businesses can claim tax deductions for expenses paid for with forgiven PPP loans.

Many tax provisions appear in year-end coronavirus relief bill

The year-end coronavirus relief and spending bill passed by Congress includes many tax provisions, including pandemic-related relief, extensions of expired provisions, and a large number of miscellaneous items, including temporary 100% deductibility for business meals.

PPP loan forgiveness and taxes

The AICPA's Eileen Sherr, CPA, CGMA, MT, discusses recent IRS guidance regarding the tax treatment of loans under the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program.

AICPA and trade associations ask Congress to fix PPP loan deductibility

In a letter to Congress, dated Dec. 3, hundreds of national trade associations and their state and regional affiliates asked that legislation be enacted before the end of 2020 reversing the IRS’s position that amounts forgiven in loans under the PPP be nondeductible business expenses.

AICPA mobilizes members to push for deductibility of PPP-funded expenses

The AICPA is asking its members to write to their senators and representatives in Congress in support of legislation that would mandate that anyone who receives a loan through the Paycheck Protection Program can deduct business expenses even when payment of those expenses results in loan forgiveness under the CARES Act.

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