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FASB Confirms Revenue Recognition Standards Delay

On Wednesday, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) announced a broad extension of the revenue recognition standard effective date. A recent article from the Journal of Accountancy examines the reasoning behind the board’s decision. Prior to this final vote, FASB released a more limited proposal that would adjust the effective date of the revenue recognition standard just for non-public franchisors. During the comment period, it became clear that all nonpublic entities desired an adjustment to [Read More]

SBA Releases Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness

On Friday, May 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an important release for borrowers who received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The bureau made public a form and instructions for borrowers to use to apply for PPP loan forgiveness. The application must be completed and submitted to the lender that serviced the borrower’s PPP loan. It includes the following four components: A form for calculating the PPP loan forgiveness amount A PPP [Read More]

New SBA Guidance Regarding Paycheck Protection Program

On May 13, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued additional guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). They added a highly anticipated new question to their lengthy FAQ: “How will SBA review borrowers’ required good-faith certification concerning the necessity of their loan request?” One of the requirements when submitting a PPP loan application is a self-certification by the applicant that the loan is necessary to support their ongoing operations in light of the current economic [Read More]

IRS Releases Notice Regarding Tax Deductions and PPP Loan Funds

On Thursday, April 30, the IRS released Notice 2020-32. The announcement effectively disallows a tax deduction for any expenses that are paid via a forgiven Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The PPP was created by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a historic $2.2 trillion stimulus package. The loan program allows small businesses to borrow funds equal to 2.5 months of their 2019 payroll from the Small Business Association (SBA). If their [Read More]

President Enacts $484 Billion Virus Aid Bill

On Friday, April 24, President Trump signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act into law. The new aid bill boosting funding for various initiatives in response to the coronavirus pandemic was passed in the Senate on Tuesday and by the House on Thursday. The legislation includes the following: $310 billion in additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The original $349 billion that funded the program was depleted last week. $60 [Read More]

Where’s My Recovery Rebate?

As part of the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, direct economic recovery payments are being distributed to eligible American taxpayers. Distribution of recovery rebates began this week. If you are expecting a federal recovery rebate, but have not yet received it, visit the IRS website for more information. The IRS recently released a  tool to provide information about: Your payment status Your payment type Whether the IRS needs more information [Read More]

CARES Act FAQ: Mid-Sized Business Lending Program

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economics Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes $454 billion to support Federal Reserve emergency lending facilities to help mid-sized businesses dealing with losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The legislation instructs the US Department of the Treasury to create a Federal Reserve program designed to funnel financing to banks and other lending institutions that make direct loans to mid-sized businesses. [Read More]

CARES Act FAQ: Payroll Tax Deferral

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill contains a variety of provisions, including a deferment of payroll taxes for employers. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding these tax law modifications. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Pivot CPAs accounting advisor for further assistance.   For whom [Read More]

SBA Issues Supplemental PPP Guidance

On April 14, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released new guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a $350 billion program that targets aid to small businesses dealing with losses resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. The PPP was created as a part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was signed into law on March 27th. In the new release, the SBA published specific information on a variety of areas where [Read More]