What’s in the Covid relief bill: PPP Provisions

The latest Covid-19 relief bill, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, provides more funding for new Paycheck Protection Program loans, simplifies the forgiveness application process and allows tax deductibility for business expenses paid with forgiven PPP loans, among other provisions. Included in the $900 billion Covid relief bill is $325 billion in aid for small […]

Payroll tax deferral OK with PPP loan – but be careful

The ability to defer certain payroll taxes for employers who received a PPP loan is one of the benefits of the recently enacted Payroll Protection Program Flexibility Act. When the CARES Act first passed in April, employers had the option to defer paying the employer portion of Social Security tax through the end of 2020, […]

Congress passes Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

Changes are now underway for the Paycheck Protection Program, altering criteria for business owners to be eligible for loan forgiveness. The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act makes a number of retroactive improvements to the PPP forgiveness criteria, including extending the time borrowers have to spend the funds, increasing the percentage of loan funds allowed to be […]

SBA: Any PPP loan less than $2 million deemed ‘necessary’

The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration clarified its rules today regarding small business owners’ need to certify the necessity of receiving loans through the Paycheck Protection Program One requirement to qualify for forgiveness of a PPP loan is that all borrowers must certify in good faith when submitting their applications that “current economic uncertainty makes […]

IRS: PPP loan expenses not deductible

The IRS issued new guidance April 30 evening clarifying how the expenses paid with the loan proceeds through the Paycheck Protection Program are to be treated for tax purposes. According to the IRS, the forgivable portion of a PPP loan will not be included as gross income and will not be subject to taxation. However, […]