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IRS Offers Safe Harbor for Claiming PPP Loan Deductions

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS has recently released a revenue procedure (Rev. Proc. 2021-20) that provides a safe harbor for certain businesses claiming Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan deductions. The Rev Proc is applicable for taxpayers that received a PPP loan but did not deduct certain otherwise deductible expenses paid […]

Where Do We Go From Here?

Where Do We Go From Here?

COVID-19 has impacted our lives and businesses in ways that none of us have experienced before. Nonprofits are reacting to challenges & opportunities that continue to evolve rapidly. Nonprofit CEOs & CFOs Want to Know: What does our “new normal” look like? What aspects of remote work and programming will we keep when we “return” […]

PPP Extended, Again

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the President’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Extension Act of 2021 extends the program again, to May 31* instead of the current March 31 deadline. *The bill extends the program through June 30, 2021; however, for the final 30 days of the program, no “new” applications may be […]

American Rescue Plan: Provisions for Individuals

As you may know, President Biden recently signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). AAFCPAs has outlined below key provisions for individuals & families. Direct Checks The package includes $1,400 Recovery Rebate payments (also known as stimulus checks) for adults and their dependents. As with prior stimulus payments, the economic impact […]

American Rescue Plan: Provisions for Businesses

As you may know, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) into law on Thursday, March 11th. AAFCPAs has outlined, below, the key provisions for businesses, including those related to: Employee Retention Credits The Paycheck Protection Program Family and Sick Leave Credits Targeted Economic Injury Disaster Loans The Restaurant […]

Shuttered Venue Operators Grant Program Opens April 8

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will accept applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program beginning April 8th, 2021. Eligible entities include live venue operators or promoters, theatrical producers, live performing arts organization operators, museum operators*, motion picture theater operators, and talent representatives. *The Act […]

How a Strong Firm Culture Keeps CPAs Focused in Difficult Times

How a Strong Firm Culture Keeps CPAs Focused in Difficult Times

This tax season is a challenging time for CPA firms, and the goal posts seem to continue to move further away. While the IRS was initially steadfast in maintaining regular tax deadlines in 2021, that is giving way to new discussions about extending the filing season in a fashion similar to 2020. This extension may […]

Biden Relief Package: Employee Retention Credits

Biden Relief Package: Employee Retention Credits

As you may know, President Biden signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan (ARPA) into law on Thursday, March 11th. AAFCPAs has outlined, below, the adjustments to the employee retention credit (ERC). The amendments to the ERC made by the ARPA are effective for calendar quarters after June 30, 2021. What You Need to Know: […]

Non-Profits Eligible for ERTC, up to $19,000 per Employee

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, signed on December 27th, 2020, is expanding eligibility for the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) by allowing those who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to qualify. Prior to December 27, 2020, PPP loan recipients could not also file for eligible tax credits. For nonprofits, the ERTC is taken against […]

Self-Employed Individuals to Claim COVID-19 Sick & Family Leave Tax Credits on IRS Form 7202

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the IRS recently released Form 7202 for eligible self-employed individuals to determine their qualified sick and family leave equivalent tax credits. As a reminder, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) provides small and midsize companies—as well as self-employed individuals—with refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, […]