COVID-19 Update: FAQ Updates for Economic Impact Payments

Posted by Jordon N. Rosen, CPA, AEP The IRS recently updated their FAQ page related to Economic Impact Payments (EIP), also known as Stimulus Payments. To help simplify the details of what was added to this FAQ page, the BLS Team outlined the highlights below.   EIP Update Highlights:   EIP FAQs Related to Double Payments Eligible taxpayers who filed … Continued

COVID-19 Update: FAQ Updates for PPP Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Posted by Michael D. Kelly, CPA   The IRS recently updated their FAQ page related to Economic Impact Payments (EIP), also known as Stimulus Payments. To help simplify the details of what was added to this FAQ page, the BLS Team outlined the highlights below. PPP EIDL FAQ Highlights:   If a borrower applied for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan … Continued

COVID-19 Update: SBA FAQs on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Posted By Mike Kelly, CPA   In an effort to provide guidance to companies and nonprofits that received a Payroll Protection Program (PPP) Loan, the Small Business Administration published Frequently Asked Questions related to PPP Loan Forgiveness. The guidance provided is lengthy and questions still remain. To help give a summary of what you need to know now, the BLS … Continued

2020 Income Tax Planning in Light of COVID-19

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP In light of the pandemic, many individuals could see a dramatic shift in various sources of income, such as wages, self-employment income, interest, dividends, capital gains, retirement plan distributions and rentals. This session looks at how those income sources could impact your overall tax picture and offers timely suggestions for planning for the … Continued

COVID-19 Update: Additional Guidance on the PPP Flexibility Act and New Application Forms Released

Posted by Kathy Dean-Bradley, CPA     Late last night, the Treasury released an interim final rule with additional guidance regarding H.R. 7010 (Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020). Updated application forms for borrowers and lenders were also released. Below is an outline of highlighted changes from the guidance: Extends eligibility for the program from June 30, 2020 to … Continued

COVID-19 Rules for Hardship Distributions and Loans

Posted By Jordon Rosen, CPA, MST, AEP In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed the CARES Act which provides qualified individuals the ability to take hardship distributions from their IRA or employer plan during 2020 and either report the income over a 3-year period or repay the distributions within 3 years and avoid paying any tax. The Act also … Continued

COVID-19 Update: Congress Agrees on Favorable Changes to Paycheck Protection Loans – What Does it Mean for Borrowers?

Posted By Jonathan Moll, CPA Yesterday, the Senate approved H.R. 7010 (Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020), a bill that amends several provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The bill, which passed the House last week and now heads to the President’s desk for signature, will provide relief for borrowers as they seek forgiveness of their PPP loans. … Continued

COVID-19 Update: Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application Released

  Posted by Kathy Dean-Bradley, CPA   Late on Friday, the SBA released the PPP Loan Forgiveness Application. Along with the Application came instructions and answers to some questions related to the calculation. Although some questions still remain and we expect additional guidance from the SBA, below are important highlights to consider when conducting the calculations. Changes were made to make … Continued