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New PPP changes attempt to ease smallest businesses' access

The White House said it will allow only businesses with fewer than 20 employees to apply for PPP loans during a two-week period starting Wednesday. The administration also will change the PPP loan calculation formula to help sole proprietors, independent contractors and self-employed individuals receive more financial support.

PPP processing delays continue

Anti-fraud screenings by the SBA are delaying the processing of Paycheck Protection Program loan applications, sometimes for weeks, AICPA executives said during an online Town Hall.

A road map for ESG disclosures and assurance

As interest grows in environmental, social and governance information, a new resource provides insights for auditors to assist their clients with ESG disclosures and assurance.

SBA announces PPP process changes

The US Small Business Administration said that it is updating the Paycheck Protection Program’s processes and application platform to speed up the flow of funds to small businesses.

AICPA raises PPP concerns with SBA

The AICPA sent a letter urging the US Small Business Administration to address problems small businesses are encountering when trying to apply for Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans.

SBA issues FAQs for Shuttered Venue Operators Grants

New guidance from the US Small Business Administration does not specify a starting date for the new Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program but does recommend actions potential applicants should be taking now while the SBA builds the application platform for the $15 billion COVID-19 relief initiative.

Modernizing SOX compliance

Management can get more out of its SOX assurance activities by incorporating automation and taking a fresh look at controls.

SBA announces steps to improve PPP review process

The SBA said that it is taking steps to improve the agency’s first-draw Paycheck Protection Program loan review process so that small businesses seeking a second-draw loan have as much time as possible to access those funds.

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.

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