Businesses Get More Time to Apply For PPP Loans

Posted on 01. Apr, 2021 by in COVID-19, PPP, Small Business Tips

Legislation provides other business relief provisions Here’s what you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and other business relief provisions of the recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act. PPP loan application deadline extended. The deadline to apply for PPP loans is now May 31, 2021. Sick leave extended. Businesses providing sick leave for COVID-related […]

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PPP Loan Expenses Are Now Tax Deductible

Posted on 26. Jan, 2021 by in COVID-19, IRS, PPP, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

If you or your business received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the recently passed Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 will help to dramatically cut your tax bill. Here’s what you need to know. Background The CARES Act created the PPP program in March 2020. The program helps businesses adversely affected by the […]

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More Stimulus Payments on the Way

Posted on 19. Jan, 2021 by in COVID-19, Small Business Tips

What you need to know NOW! You could soon see another stimulus payment in your bank account with the recent passage of the Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020, which means more direct relief to you and your family. Here are some of the major points you need to know that are buried inside this […]

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SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15

Posted on 14. Jan, 2021 by in COVID-19, PPP

The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, will re-open the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 am ET. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, […]

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Build a Fortress Defense for PPP Loan Forgiveness

Posted on 26. Aug, 2020 by in COVID-19, IRS, Managing Finances, Small Business Tips

More than 70% of small businesses in America now have loan proceeds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to help retain employees during the current pandemic. The entire amount of a PPP loan is eligible to be forgiven if the funds are used for qualified expenses. Recent legislation liberalizes the terms of loan forgiveness for […]

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Small Business Owners Get Good News on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Posted on 29. Jul, 2020 by in COVID-19, Small Business Tips

Small business owners, self-employed workers and freelancers received some welcome news when Congress recently passed the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act. This new law clarifies how businesses can qualify to have all or a portion of its Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiven. Here is what you need to know: December 31, 2020 is the new […]

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Help! My Stimulus Payment is Wrong or Missing!

Posted on 27. Jul, 2020 by in COVID-19, IRS, Small Business Tips

Millions of Americans already received their economic impact payment. But what if you’re still waiting or your payment was for an incorrect amount? Here are some common scenarios why you may not have received your payment, or the payment you did receive was for an incorrect amount, and what you can do. Your payment was […]

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The New Face of Banking

Posted on 07. Jul, 2020 by in Banking, COVID-19, Mortgage, Small Business Tips

It suddenly just got a whole lot more difficult to buy a home The banking sector is the latest industry to dramatically change how it operates in response to the current economic environment. The most visible change for consumers are new requirements for taking out a mortgage. Here are some tips for working with banks […]

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Think Before Tapping Your 401(k) as Emergency Fund

Posted on 23. Jun, 2020 by in COVID-19, IRS, Retirement Accounts

Do you need a quick infusion of cash? Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, you may be able to take money out of a qualified plan, like a 401(k), or an IRA, with favorable tax consequences. But should you do it? You might view withdrawing money from a retirement account as […]

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Be Prepared for Pandemic Tax Surprises

Posted on 14. Jun, 2020 by in COVID-19, IRS, Retirement Accounts, Small Business Tips, Tax Tips

Numerous new laws provide economic relief to individuals and businesses hardest hit by this year’s pandemic. This much-needed financial assistance, however, comes with a few strings attached. Here are three potential surprises if you use the available economic relief packages: Getting a tax bill for unemployment benefits. While the $1,200 economic impact payments most Americans received […]

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