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Category: Covid-19 Regulatory Alerts

By: Ryan Glasco, CPA Think your marijuana-related business doesn’t qualify for COVID-19 relief funds? Actually, it may. As more states continue to legalize the use of marijuana, the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) has become an option for businesses operating in this industry to receive pan Read More

By: COVID Response Team If you haven’t already taken advantage of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), a fully refundable payroll tax credit that provides eligible employers with up to $33,000 per employee from March 13, 2020, through December 31, 2021, now is the time. Many companies do no Read More

By: Jason Hoffman Small residential landlords now may be eligible for new COVID-19 financial relief with the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF). The program aims to support some of the hardest-hit small businesses throughout the state as they continue to reopen from COVID-19 required closures Read More

By: Mindy Kamen The American Jobs Plan, President Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan introduced March 31, is an eight-year program that will allocate nearly $620 billion for transportation projects. It includes $111 billion to replace 100% of the nation’s lead pipes and service li Read More

By: Barry Sunshine, Joe Tancer , and Chris Zingalli The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 passed Congress and President Biden signed the bill into law on March 12, 2021. The ARPA approves $1.9 trillion in spending for individuals, businesses, governments, and certain industries impa Read More

By: Barry Sunshine, Joe Tancer , and Chris Zingalli Form 1040, Schedule C taxpayers received an updated interim final rule (IFR) on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from the Small Business Association (SBA). The IFR clarifies guidance released on Feb. 22 that made changes to how self-e Read More

By: Barry Sunshine, Joe Tancer and Chris Zingalli The IRS has released additional guidance in Notice 2021-20 on the Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERC) with clarifications on the retroactive changes for expanded eligibility applicable to 2020. Employers who received a Paycheck Protection Prog Read More

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for First Draw Loans, starting  January 11, 2021. These loans can be used to help fund payroll costs, including benefits. Funds can also be used to pay for mortgage interest, rent, utilities, worker pr Read More

On December 27, 2020, the President signed into law a $900 billion Coronavirus stimulus package.  Included in this bill is a second round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding, as well as several updates to the first round of PPP funding released with the CARES Act last spring. This l Read More

Recently, the IRS released Revenue Ruling 2020-27 addressing the question that many of us have as to whether a taxpayer that received a PPP loan can deduct expenses paid during its 2020 taxable year if at the end of the year the taxpayer reasonably expects to receive forgiveness of its PPP lo Read More