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PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Explained

Posted by MRPR on May 22, 2020 12:07:30 PM

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a Loan Forgiveness Application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The application and its instructions provide step-by-step guidance on calculating a borrower's PPP loan forgiveness amount. The application is much anticipated and helps clarify some of the questions we referred to in our previously published Top Ten Questions About the PPP blog -- but not all. The SBA and the U.S. Treasury have indicated they will continue to release guidance on the forgiveness calculation.

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Preparedness & Response Plan Template

Posted by MRPR on May 22, 2020 10:28:03 AM

On May 21, 2020, Governor Whitmer announced Executive Order 2020-97 (amending Executive Order 2020-91) which indicates that all businesses or operations that are permitted to require their employees to leave the homes or residences for work under Executive Order 2020-92 (since amended to Executive Order 2020-96 and extended through June 12, 2020 under EO 2020-100) and any order that follows it, must, at a minimum:

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

CARES Act Offers Much-Needed Cashflow Relief

Posted by MRPR on May 15, 2020 11:53:16 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic has had far-reaching consequences across the entire business world and one of the most hard-hitting effects has been the reduction of cash flow throughout nearly all business lines. Invoices are not getting paid on time, monthly bills are accumulating, and for some businesses, (like restaurants and theaters) activity and cash inflow may be completely stopped. To provide some relief to businesses affected by the coronavirus, Congress recently passed the CARES Act which offers the possibility of a one-time infusion of cash in the form of tax refunds.

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Updates, Guidance & Reminders [UPDATE]

Posted by MRPR on May 8, 2020 11:30:00 AM

We have gathered the notable updates, guidance, and reminders from the Department of Labor (DOL) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and Unemployment Insurance Agency (UIA).  

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

The 'Qualified Improvement Property' Error Finally Corrected

Posted by MRPR on May 7, 2020 3:42:28 PM

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) was one of the most consequential tax law changes of the last three decades. However, when it was passed, it expanded and reworked the definition of “qualified improvement property". The new definition contained a critical error, which we will explore below. That error has just been corrected with the passage of the CARES Act of 2020. Since the correction is retroactive, the IRS has released new information and new guidance for taxpayers to address these new changes. Here's what you need to know.

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

IRS Extends Gift Tax Filing Deadlines

Posted by MRPR on Apr 10, 2020 8:29:48 AM

In a previous article; Internal Revenue Service Notice 2020-18 we outlined the details of the sweeping relief to taxpayers as the nation battles the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the Notice, most income tax filing deadlines have been extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, with no interest or penalty to taxpayers.

The IRS has now released Notice 2020-20, which clarifies and amplifies the relief granted under the previous notice.

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

Michigan Extends Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

Posted by MRPR on Apr 8, 2020 5:47:10 PM

On March 27, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-26, granting Michigan taxpayers much-needed relief as Michigan and the nation at large, battle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

Paycheck Protection Program Loan Process

Posted by MRPR on Apr 2, 2020 4:39:21 PM

The U.S. Department of Treasury and SBA released the application and guidelines for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP loan) in the evening of March 31, 2020. As we mentioned in an earlier blog, the Paycheck Protection Program is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and is designed for small businesses with 500 or fewer employees. The program has set aside $350 billion to fund federally guaranteed loans with the unique feature of being partially or fully forgiven, provided certain parameters are met.

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

The CARES Act Provides Sweeping Relief to Taxpayers

Posted by MRPR on Mar 30, 2020 3:40:57 PM

After much debate in Congress, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed by President Donald Trump on March 27, 2020. It is the latest in a series of aid and relief packages to assist Americans as the nation struggles with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This law represents the single largest domestic relief package ever passed by Congress and provides much-needed aid both to individual taxpayers and businesses.

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates

SBA Disaster Relief Loans Available Due to COVID-19 Losses

Posted by MRPR on Mar 28, 2020 12:01:09 PM

The COVID-19 virus is having an immense economic impact on businesses and individuals. Our team at MRPR has been tracking local, state and federal policy regarding emergency funding. Things are changing quickly and we understand this information can be both confusing and overwhelming for business owners to navigate on their own.

In recent weeks, we have been asked most often about the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) provided by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans provide funds to small businesses for working capital needs or normal operating expenses in amounts ranging up to $2 million, through the businesses’ recovery period.

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Topics: Tax Topics, COVID-19 Updates