The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed on March 27, 2020, contained several provisions related to eligible retirement plans. Some of the provisions are options such as the distribution and loan provisions while others are mandatory, namely the waiver of 2020 required minimum distributions…
Shannon & Associates just received a big honor: We’ve been named one of the best accounting firms to work for in the entire nation! This annual survey and awards program, administered by Accounting Today and Best Companies Group, identifies, recognizes, and honors the best employers in the accounting…
We hope that you and your loved ones are safe as you deal with the current COVID-19 crisis. What an incredibly difficult year this has been! This most recent tax season was unlike any we’ve ever experienced. We are reaching out today to discuss some opportunities that should be addressed sooner rather than later for 2020 tax planning…
The Paycheck Protection Program created by CARES has been a key piece of relief for businesses impacted by Covid-19. However, the SBA and Treasury’s 8-week limitation to use the funds and 75% requirement to spend the funds only on “payroll costs” (as defined) has caused unnecessary hardship for businesses already hurting and which are greatly in need of funds. Learn more here.
Great news comes to us this week as the Treasury updated their FAQs on PPP regarding the Good Faith certification concerning the “need” for a PPP Loan. This FAQ provided much-needed clarity regarding those that accepted PPP funds and might now be second-guessing themselves with all the recent talk of audits of PPP loan requests, consideration of returning funds, etc.
Recently the IRS issued Notice 2020-23, giving not-for-profit organizations relief on tax returns and tax payments originally due between April 1, 2020 and July 15, 2020.
Notice 2020-23 provides relief for filers of Form 990, Form 990-EZ, Form 990-N, Form 990-T and Form 990-PF. The returns, along with any tax payments, are now automatically due July 15, 2020. Learn more.
The FFCRA is in effect from April 1 to December 30, 2020, and requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for reasons related to COVID-19. We’ve prepared a summary of the highlights, some commonly asked questions, and resources.
This is an UPDATE to our Emergency Economic Relief alert. With multiple options available, take time to consider which program suits your Company’s needs best. More details will be coming out in the coming week so it’s important to study the information before jumping into a program. But once you decide, take quick action as time is of the essence.
On March 25th, 2020 the United States Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act was passed as part of “Phase 3” of Congress’s response to the unprecedented impact COVID-19 has had on the US economy.
COVID-19 Relief for Washington Businesses and Employees. We have outlined some of the available relief options and resources in this detailed post.