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Good News for PPP Loans Under $2 Million

On Wednesday, May 13, the SBA issued additional guidance extending an automatic safe harbor to borrowers with PPP loans less than $2 million. These borrowers are deemed to have made the required certification in good faith. This bright-line test is a relief for many who applied for loans and had concerns that some future SBA…
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Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Template

It’s been an intense couple of weeks. The next task for those who submitted loan applications for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) will be to determine how much of the loan will be forgiven. The attached template should help – it is intended as a planning tool. Guidance is sparse and we expect the administration…
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The CARES Act – Answers to questions about the employee retention tax credit

The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a refundable payroll tax credit for 50% of wages paid by eligible employers to certain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic. The employee retention credit is available to employers, including nonprofit organizations, with operations that have been fully or partially suspended as a result of a government order limiting commerce, travel or group meetings. The credit is also provided to employers who have experienced a greater than 50% reduction in quarterly receipts, measured on a year-over-year basis.