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HUD Announces COVID-19 Supplemental Payments for Properties

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced (in Notice H 20-8) the availability of funds for COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs) for properties receiving project-based rental assistance under the Section 8, Section 202, or Section 811 Programs. Who is eligible? Property owners who currently […]

Nonprofit Organizations Now Eligible for the Main Street Lending Program

AAFCPAs would like to make nonprofit clients aware that the Federal Reserve announced changes to its Main Street Lending Program to “provide greater access to credit for nonprofit organizations such as educational institutions, hospitals, and social service organizations.” Which Nonprofits Are Eligible? The Main Street Lending Program is now open to tax-exempt organizations established under […]

AAFCPAs Shares Financial Strategies During COVID-19 with WBJ Finance Community

AAFCPAs Shares Financial Strategies During COVID-19 with WBJ Finance Community

Janice O’Reilly, CPA, CGMA, Partner and Leader of AAFCPAs’ Managed Accounting Solutions practice will share business strategies for managing financial resources during a crisis as an expert panelist in the Worcester Business Journal’s (WBJ) Coping with COVID-19 Webcast Series, Wednesday, July 22. To stay resilient during today’s economic turbulence means your business must have full […]

Unemployment Fraud Persists

AAFCPAs reminds clients that fraudsters continue to capitalize on hardships created by the pandemic. State Departments of Unemployment Assistance (DUA), including Massachusetts, are reporting an onslaught of fake unemployment claims, which appear to use identities constructed from a huge cache of information taken in national data breaches in recent years. Employee Fraud Alert The DUA […]

Tax Relief for Low-Income Housing Tax Credit and Bond Participants

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Internal Revenue Service announced it is providing low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) participants temporary relief from key program requirements. The relief is detailed in Notice 2020-53 released on July 1st, 2020. This guidance relaxes certain LIHTC requirements under Section 42 of […]

Stock Market Volatility Complicates Investment Advice

Stock Market Volatility Complicates Investment Advice

It’s been a worrying few months financially since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March – and that’s for those who’ve kept their job or their business in operation. A recession began in February and worsened quickly when businesses were forced to close in an effort to curtail the spread of the virus and sent the […]

Guidance for Businesses Navigating the Financial Crisis

As you may be aware, the Senate and House have both passed an extension to the deadline for businesses to apply for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program. The measure will now go to the President for his signature. Still, much uncertainty remains, including the promise of another federal aid […]

Five Internal Control Modifications Needed in Response to the ‘New Normal’

Some organizations’ internal control frameworks and operational processes did not skip a beat when faced with the disruptions caused by COVID-19. Especially those who had already implemented cloud-based systems and remote-enabled processes. Others were forced to “change the tire while driving.” During this pandemic, organizations have been challenged by processes executed with fewer people and […]

Charter Schools Connect: Managing the Remote Business Office

Charter Schools Connect: Managing the Remote Business Office

COVID-19 has challenged businesses to think about operations in a new way. In this 11-minute webcast, AAFCPAs’ Charter School Practice Leaders John Buckley, CPA, CGMA and Nichole Reilly, CPA, MBA share insights and best practice recommendations for Charter School clients about overcoming internal control and segregation of duties challenges for a remote business office. AAFCPAs […]

Deadline to Apply for PPP Loan is June 30, 2020

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the deadline to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan is June 30, 2020. As of June 10, 2020, there was still approximately $130.7 billion in funds available. AAFCPAs encourages clients who did not receive a PPP loan yet to re-consider applying in light of recent […]