CARES Act Tax Provisions

Businesses are facing challenges not seen previously due to COVID-19.  Many industries have been significantly impacted, some have been decimated, and most have been impacted to some extent by the COVID-19 outbreak.  To help businesses survive this turbulent time, the federal government put the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) into effect.…

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Accounting Outsourcing

We all believed that to ensure the productivity of our employees and to keep the business running smoothly, we had to do the hour commute, spend 8 to 10 hours tethered to our desks and participate in in-person meetings five days a week. You know, back in February. Rare were the companies that allowed employees…

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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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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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