Business Planning

June 18, 2020/Tax, Business Planning, COVID-19

New PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Released

A new application and instructions to apply for tax-free forgiveness of the new small business loans is now available. Released June 17, the Form 3508EZ and instructions allow eligible borrowers that meet certain criteria to take advantage of a simplified forgiveness application process, which eliminates the complicated forgiveness calculations previously required.

June 4, 2020/Tax, Business Planning, COVID-19

PPP Forgiveness Changes Signed into Law

On June 4, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act that adjusts several PPP loan forgiveness provisions was signed into law. These changes clarified several questions that remained and could make loan forgiveness more attainable for certain business owners. 

May 19, 2020/Tax, Business Planning, COVID-19

PPP Forgiveness Application and Guidance Issued

The much-anticipated PPP forgiveness application and related guidance have now been released. As many anticipated, the steps to securing forgiveness may be challenging. We break down the key components for you as you seek to apply this to your business.

SBA Loan Information

With the economy in turmoil and business uncertainty looming, many of our clients are seeking guidance on how to proceed. One great option is to seek a SBA loan to cover salary expenditures, rent, and utilities for 8 weeks. We outline some of the SBA loan requirements below and are happy to work with you to get your financial packages in order so you may present them to a SBA lender.

March 30, 2020/Tax, Business Planning, COVID-19

CARES Act Signed Into Law

On Friday, March 27, 2020, the $2 trillion CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act was signed into law by President Trump after an overwhelming vote in the House to provide relief to businesses and individuals impacted by COVID-19. We have provided key takeaways for both businesses and individuals that you need to know.

SL COVID-19 Response and Update

In this time of uncertainty, Smith Leonard is working diligently to ensure optimal client service while following policies and procedures that protect our team members, clients, and communities. Learn more about our readiness plan and how we are handling the impact of the coronavirus in our business.

January Tax Items

As we ring in the new year, Smith Leonard would like to remind you of a few upcoming changes and filing requirements for payroll, personal property taxes, and other compliance issues.

2019 Year-End Tax Planning

As 2019 comes to a close, we encourage you to consider year-end planning to take advantage of opportunities to reduce your tax bill and prepare for the year ahead. View our business and individual tax planning guides.

An ESOP Can Benefit a Business Owner’s Retirement and Estate Plans

Did you know that an ESOP can be a powerful estate planning tool? It can help you address several planning challenges, including lack of liquidity and the need to provide for children outside the business.

November 10, 2018/Business Planning

Now’s the Time to Review Your Business Expenses

As we approach the end of the year, it’s a good idea to review your business’s expenses for deductibility. At the same time, consider whether your business would benefit from accelerating certain expenses into this year. Be sure to evaluate the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), which reduces or eliminates many […]

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