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Guidance on the SBA’s New Applications for PPP Loan Forgiveness

On June 16th the Small Business Administration (SBA) released a series of new applications and instructions for the forgiveness calculation for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. The application has been broken down into two documents: application and instructions. A new, simpler EZ form with corresponding instructions has also been introduced. AAFCPAs has provided for […]

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 […]

IRS Provides Answers About Coronavirus Related Tax Relief for Qualified Opportunity Funds and Investors

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided guidance recently for Qualified Opportunity Funds (QOFs) and their investors in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Notice 2020-39 answers questions regarding relief from certain requirements under section 1400Z-2 of the Internal Revenue Code (Code) and the implementing […]

MA Tax Implications of a Remote Employee Due to COVID-19

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that the Massachusetts Department of Revenue (DOR) issued a Technical Information Release (TIR) describing the Massachusetts personal income and withholding tax implications of an employee working remotely in a state other than the state where the employee previously worked, solely due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The TIR explains […]

Webinar OnDemand: AAFCPAs’ Guidance on SBA Loan Forgiveness Application

Webinar OnDemand: AAFCPAs’ Guidance on SBA Loan Forgiveness Application

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released its long-awaited Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application & Instructions. When the PPP loan program was announced back in March, it left business owners and their advisors with more questions than answers. The application and instructions are not without issues, but they do […]

IRS Issues Guidance on Deductibility of Expenses Covered by PPP Loan

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware that on Thursday, April 30th, the IRS issued Notice 2020-32 providing tax compliance clarity related to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds. Under Notice 2020-32 the IRS concludes that no deduction is allowed for an expense that results in forgiveness under section 1106(b) of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and […]

Webinar OnDemand: Business & Individual Tax Planning Guidance Related to COVID-19 & the CARES Act

Webinar OnDemand: Business & Individual Tax Planning Guidance Related to COVID-19 & the CARES Act

OnDemand Webinar – Watch Below The Coronavirus pandemic has spawned a flurry of stimulus legislation and efforts taken by Congress, the Treasury, the IRS, and state & local governments to ease the impact on businesses and individuals. The most sweeping changes have come from Congress’s coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security […]

IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines for Individuals and Businesses

IRS Extends More Tax Deadlines for Individuals and Businesses

The Internal Revenue Service has released Notice 2020-23 expanding the list of filers eligible for deferred filing of returns and related payments. Equally important, it allows for a postponement of all time-sensitive actions listed in Revenue Procedure 2018-58. In addition to postponements previously granted to filers of Individual, Fiduciary, Corporation, and Gift tax returns, the […]

Retirement Plan Provisions of the CARES Act

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of retirement plans provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act legislation. These provisions include expanded and penalty-free withdrawal rights, expanded loan rights, extended rights to repay loans and withdrawals, and a deferral of mandatory distributions. Coronavirus-Related Hardship Distributions The 10% early distribution penalty […]

Payroll Tax Credits and Other COVID-19 Payroll-Related Benefits

AAFCPAs would like to make clients aware of sections of the laws enacted over the past several weeks by the Federal government to ease the economic impact on employees and employers as they relate to payroll-related benefits. Employers are presented with two types of new tax credits, and a tax deferral option available as part […]