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PPP Loan Forgiveness Effect on Government Contractors – Update March 2021

PPP Loan Forgiveness Effect on Government Contractors – Update March 2021

Companies with government contracts would benefit from delaying PPP loan forgiveness, if possible, as guidance has continued to develop as recently as March 2021.
Accounting considerations for PPP loans and Employee Retention Credit

Accounting considerations for PPP loans and Employee Retention Credit

Our white papers have been updated with more information regarding the accounting for PPP loans and the Employee Retention Credit.
9 important tax topics for individuals and business owners in 2021

9 important tax topics for individuals and business owners in 2021

Managing significant tax changes will ensure individuals and businesses are positioned for success for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.
President Biden signs American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

President Biden signs American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan with broad individual relief and new coronavirus-related funding enacted into law.
Tax incentives for distressed real estate investment

Tax incentives for distressed real estate investment

While sponsors may rightfully be focused on sourcing deals and raising capital, they should not overlook the impact of tax incentives.
2021 Gifts – Buyer beware of the risk of retroactivity

2021 Gifts – Buyer beware of the risk of retroactivity

From retroactivity to loss of planning techniques, this year we face a unique set of concerns when considering gift and estate planning.
Hospitality industry may find relief in new ERC expansions

Hospitality industry may find relief in new ERC expansions

Despite receipt of PPP loans, hospitality businesses may be eligible for retroactive 2020 and new 2021 credits.
The Real Economy: Volume 75

The Real Economy: Volume 75

We examine government transfers, bridging the return to full employment, gender wealth parity, SPACs and capital markets, and cyberthreats.
Guidance issued for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit

Guidance issued for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit

Notice 2021-20 clarifies retroactive changes made to ERTC and PPP interaction and incorporates several previous frequently asked questions.
Exclusive access period coming to PPP; other changes forthcoming

Exclusive access period coming to PPP; other changes forthcoming

Biden-Harris administration announces changes to PPP including a 14-day exclusive access period for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
New IRS guidance on health FSAs and dependent care assistance programs

New IRS guidance on health FSAs and dependent care assistance programs

Employers can add flexibility to their health flexible spending accounts and dependent care assistance programs per Notice 2021-15.
President Biden’s tax plan

President Biden’s tax plan

Taxpayers should familiarize with Biden’s plan, remain vigilant for developments and position themselves to act at the appropriate times.
PPP forgiveness and expenses: State tax implications

PPP forgiveness and expenses: State tax implications

States may not allow the gross income tax exclusion provided by the federal program, resulting in taxable discharge of indebtedness income.
Employee retention credit significantly expanded for 2021

Employee retention credit significantly expanded for 2021

The Employee Retention Tax Credit was significantly expanded by the federal relief and stimulus package finalized Dec. 27, 2020.
PPP reopening for first draw borrowers Jan. 11; second draw Jan. 13

PPP reopening for first draw borrowers Jan. 11; second draw Jan. 13

Treasury Department and SBA announce reopening dates for Paycheck Protection Program - Jan. 11, 2021 and Jan. 13, 2021.