On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. Included in the act is the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), which provides much-needed support for the recovery of the greatly impacted restaurant industry. Applications open Monday, May 3, 2021 at noon Eastern time for priority restaurants for three weeks. After this time, all eligible restaurants are encouraged to apply. According to the National Restaurant Association, foodserv Read More >>
As businesses move forward in applying for a second-draw Paycheck Protection Program loan, or PPP2, it is important to remember the maximum loan size is capped at $2 million for businesses, as well as their affiliates. That means the total amount a business and its affiliates can apply for is capped at $2 million. Businesses are also only eligible if collectively with their affiliates the employee count is below 300.
For purposes of the PPP loans, per the U.S. Small Business A Read More >>
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has seen an influx of fraud surrounding applications for federal aid. The most common fraud occurring is email phishing where a scammer impersonates the SBA via email with the goal of collecting personally identifiable information (PII).
Those who have applied for the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program seem to be at high risk for receiving phishing emails asking them to “verify their accounts”, but really, the scamm Read More >>
On October 8, the SBA released Form 3580S, a simpler loan forgiveness application for PPP loans of $50,000 or less.
According to Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, “The PPP has provided 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion to American small businesses, providing critical economic relief and supporting more than 51 million jobs. Today’s action streamlines the forgiveness process for PPP borrowers with loans of $50,000 or less and thousands of PPP lenders who worked around the c Read More >>
On August 8, 2020, President Trump signed an executive memorandum calling for a payroll tax holiday for Americans making less than $104,000. This results in a deferral of the employee portion of the social security taxes owed between September 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020.
On Friday, August 28, the IRS released further guidance.
When weighing your options, it’s important to note that this is not a tax cut but a deferment.
This means that the tax will still need to be paid in 2 Read More >>