You’re likely to have questions about the Paycheck Protection Program loans offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration. This podcast episode has some answers.
Federal regulators encouraged financial institutions to work constructively with borrowers affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The statement also provided additional information regarding loan modifications.
The Treasury and the SBA released 18 FAQs to help facilitate funding of small businesses under the PPP. The AICPA applauds the additional clarity, which aligns with many of the recommendations recently made by the AICPA and an AICPA-led coalition.
The US Small Business Administration has released an interim final rule providing additional guidance and requirements for the program. The final rule includes a number of changes, including a doubling of the loans’ interest rate from 0.5% to 1%.
An AICPA-led small business funding coalition, in conjunction with the National Payroll Reporting Consortium, issued a statement supporting the use of gross payroll based on 2019 data in calculations for Paycheck Protection Program pandemic relief loans.
The fast-moving, global reach of the coronavirus has illustrated that a forward-looking approach to risk management is more important than ever.
Small businesses and sole proprietorships hoping to secure a loan through the federal Paycheck Protection Program can begin applying Friday, April 3.
An AICPA-led coalition is urging quick government action to avert layoffs and allow small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic to continue paying workers. A key step is a federal payroll funding account that small business payroll processors could use to get money directly to employees.
A move by regulators to ease certain restrictions for borrowers in good standing will facilitate loan modifications linked to the coronavirus pandemic. But borrowers will need to act fast to secure relief while still in good standing with their lenders, which has been defined as being less than 30 days past due on contractual payments at the time a modification is implemented.
Businesses and not-for-profits with fewer than 500 employees can seek to borrow up to $2 million to cover coronavirus-related loss of revenue in declared disaster areas.
The sudden onset of the coronavirus is testing many companies’ financial stability and emergency preparedness. But financial executives tend to believe their businesses are positioned to weather the storm.
Business leaders should be proactive in putting emergency plans in place in response to the spread of coronavirus. Here’s a checklist for organizations related to employees, customers, and vendors.
Projections for the next 12 months are generally positive, but concerns about the effect of the virus diminished that enthusiasm, according to a quarterly survey.
The coronavirus outbreak is causing significant disruptions to many companies’ supply chains and operations. Here’s how some companies are discussing risks related to the virus in corporate reporting.
Understanding operations and contributing to process improvements and strategy are essential tasks for finance leaders, according to Kari Patterson, CPA.
Businesses may need new strategies and tactics to capitalize on low interest rates.
Management accountants can take a lead role in post-merger integration with the right planning and execution of key steps.
Unforeseen, fast-moving risks call for new models of risk management.
Many of the world’s biggest cities have become unaffordable for workers, creating deep labor shortages. Some companies are beginning to invest in employee housing to lure talent and bolster retention.
A CPA who lives with mental illness explains how getting help can make a difference — and how the support of colleagues can help, too.