November 20, 2020/Tax, COVID-19

IRS Releases Guidance Regarding Deductibility of PPP Loan-Related Expenses

Based on the most recent IRS guidance on the deductibility of PPP loan-related expenses, the taxpayer is allowed to deduct expenses originally thought to be non-deductible on a timely filed return or can amend the return in the taxable year. Extending 2020 calendar year returns might be advisable for some taxpayers who will be applying for loan forgiveness in 2021.

August 6, 2020/Tax, Financial Planning, COVID-19

Update to Required Minimum Distributions Rules for 2020

If you took a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) in 2020, you now have until August 31, 2020 to rollover any RMD that was received in 2020, according to the latest IRS Notice 2020-51.

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.

May 5, 2020/Tax, COVID-19

NC Impact: Gov Cooper Signs COVID Relief Into Law

NC Senate Bill 704 was recently signed into law and effectively waives interest penalties accrued during April 15 to July 15. NC estimated tax payments for Q1 and Q2 2020 are also now both due July 15.

May 1, 2020/Tax, COVID-19

The Price of PPP – Guidance for Management & Boards on Mitigating PPP Risk

One thing now clear from the PPP is that while the application process is primarily based on certifications made by the applicant, there will be significant oversight and scrutiny of many borrowers from the government, lenders, the public, and other third-parties. This is in addition to the government publishing the names and PPP loan amounts of borrowers and any current and future self-reporting requirements imposed on borrowers.

April 30, 2020/Tax, COVID-19

Nondeductibility of Expenses Paid from PPP Loan Proceeds

While many have flocked to the PPP loan due to its forgivable nature, a new IRS notice creates a challenge by making the forgiveness taxable. Read on to find out more and reach out to your SL advisor with any questions.

FASB Votes to Defer Effective Date of Leases Standard (ASC 842) and Other Accounting Relief

FASB recently proposed a delay to the effective dates of its standards on lease accounting and revenue recognition for certain entities due to the challenges companies are experiencing associated with the coronavirus pandemic. FASB proposes that private companies and not-for-profit entities get an extra year to implement the lease accounting standard. At the same time, the proposed plan will give private franchisor companies an extra year to implement the revenue recognition standard.

April 10, 2020/Tax, COVID-19

Tax Deadline Updates – Q1 and Q2 Payments and State Timing

Deadlines for tax payments and state filings have been updated. First and second quarterly federal estimated tax payments are now both due July 15. Unsure of state deadlines? Read on for our comparative spreadsheet.

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