With roughly $129 billion in PPP loans still available, an extension has been passed to allow businesses an additional 5 weeks to apply for the funds. The Senate and House both unanimously approved the extension just before the original deadline of June 30th and President Trump officially signed it into law on the July 4th […]
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In mid-April, Economic Impact Payments, also known as Stimulus Payments, began hitting bank accounts of taxpayers across the U.S. If you were an eligible recipient of a stimulus check and received your payment, you should have also received Notice 1444 following the disbursement of your payment. Notice 1444 detailed the amount of the payment, how […]
Scheffel Boyle has ranked #11 for number of professionals on the St. Louis Business Journal’s annual Largest Accounting Firms list. The Journal publishes two lists for ranking CPA firms each year: one based on number of CPAs and the other on number of professionals. With 46 CPAs, we are ranked as the 12th largest by […]
On June 16th, the SBA and Treasury released the revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Application. The new application is just five pages long, is said to be “borrower-friendly”, and reflects the changes implemented by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and instructions contain a number of updates, including: […]
On June 8, the Federal Reserve released revised term sheets for its Main Street Lending Program (MSLP), ahead of the program becoming officially operationalized. The MSLP aims to increase the flow of credit to small and medium-sized businesses that were in good financial standing prior to the COVID-19 crisis. Over the past few weeks, the […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption to business operations across all industries. In the face of unprecedented uncertainty, financial institutions have a pivotal role in the urgent response to the crisis. There are also specific measures to take that can mitigate the impact of the crisis on financial institutions themselves. Here are answers to […]
Today, June 5th, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 into law. The bill eases the strict guidelines currently in place to qualify for forgiveness of PPP loan funds and allows for an additional 16 weeks to use the funds for eligible expenses. It also provides more flexibility for use of […]
To assist with the U.S. response to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the IRS has released two notices providing greater flexibility for employers who maintain Internal Revenue Code Section 125 cafeteria plans for their eligible employees. Notice 2020-29 relaxes the rules regarding mid-year election changes during calendar year 2020 for employer-sponsored health plan coverage, health Flexible Spending […]
If you did not receive a Paycheck Protection Program loan, you may want to consider the CARES Act Employee Retention Credit. The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) may offer a tax credit up to $5,000 per employee for wages paid from March 13 to December 31, 2020. It’s one of the relief programs within the Coronavirus […]
On Wednesday, June 3rd, the Senate passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020. The bill was passed in the House last week with large bipartisan support and eases the strict guidelines currently in place to qualify for forgiveness of PPP loan funds. It will now move to President Trump for his signature. As […]
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