On Thursday April 16th, just 14 days after small businesses across America were first able to apply for loans through the $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program, the U.S. Small Business Administration announced it had exhausted its allotted funds and stopped accepting applications. Ironically, Capital One and Wells Fargo opened their application portals within the last two days…

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We’ve received many questions from individuals with self-employment income filing on Form 1040 with a Schedule C. The repeated question is whether these individuals are eligible for a PPP loan, and if so, how to determine the maximum loan amount. The new interim rule answers this question. If you have no employees, the following methodology…

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Small Businesses may be able to take advantage of a number of tax savings and cost deferral opportunities presented by the CARES Act. Read on to learn about a few of the provisions and potential savings. Deferral of employer Social Security tax You can generally defer the employer share of the 6.2% Social Security tax…

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The IRS announced today that all taxpayers having a filing or payment deadline falling on or after April 1, 2020, and before July 15, 2020 will receive an extension to July 15, 2020. This includes payments for estimated taxes, normally due 6/15/2020. This means that any individual or corporation that has a quarterly estimated tax…

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While most banks have successfully rolled out online portals to accept Payroll Protection Program applications, Capital One remains closed for applications. Businesses who bank with Capital One are looking for other options. Below is a link to a list of banks taking applications from new customers, compiled by Forbes Magazine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianthompson1/2020/04/09/banks-and-fintech-companies-accepting-paycheck-protection-program-loan-applications-from-new-and-non-bank-customers/#599f3af8b950 We understand Gusto is…

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Check the link below to see what Google tells you about the movement in your area. Google’s report tells us how we are responding to orders to stay home and shelter in place. How are we doing? Cutting to the chase: we are moving around less, and staying home more – but not all of…

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam released Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Rapid Response funding to support Northern Virginia employers to remain open during this emergency. The funds are intended to assist local employers to avert layoffs and support other operational needs.  These strategies and activities are designed to prevent, or minimize the duration of, unemployment…

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