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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]

Jacksonville Business Community Relief Programs

The City of Jacksonville and VyStar Credit Union recently announced that they have come together to collaborate on a loan program to assist local small businesses affected by the COVID-19 response. The City’s contribution to the Small Business Lending Program is expected to be between $20 and $30 million, which will be used to provide a combination of grants, interest payments and potential aid toward the principal of the loan, with some elements tied to [Read More]

Watch Out for Coronavirus-Related Scams

On Thursday, April 2, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning concerning the development of new scams related to the coronavirus, particularly the recovery rebates legislated by the CARES Act. It is not surprising that criminals are taking advantage of the chaos resulting from the coronavirus outbreak to perpetrate fraud. The IRS has observed an uptick in fraudulent requests related to the coronavirus outbreak. In particular, the economic impact payments legislated in the CARES [Read More]

CARES Act FAQ: Net Operating Loss & Other Tax Modifications

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 modifications to key business tax provisions, such as regulations regarding Net Operating Losses. 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 FIRM accounting advisor for further assistance. [Read More]

CARES Act FAQ: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes an expansion of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) long-standing Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. 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.  What [Read More]

CARES Act FAQ: Retirement Plan Withdrawals

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes an allowance for penalty-free early withdrawals from retirement accounts. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. 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.  What changes did the CARES Act make [Read More]

CARES Act FAQ: Employee Retention Credit

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes a wide range of business tax provisions, including a new credit for employers that retain their employees. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Pivot CPAs accounting advisor for further [Read More]

CARES Act FAQ: Emergency Economic Injury Grants

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes $10 billion in funding to provide emergency grants to small businesses and nonprofits that apply for economic injury disaster loans. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please do not hesitate to reach out to your Pivot CPAs accounting [Read More]