Category: Business Practices

SR Client Question: What happens if a PPP loan is defaulted upon?

A Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan default is treated just like any other SBA loan guaranteed by the government to a lender (under the 7A program, the government secures 85% of a loan to the bank; for PPP loans, the...

QuickBooks will no longer sell a Desktop product after December 10

Small business owners who prefer QuickBooks for Desktop to the company's online, cloud-based offering should upgrade to Quickbooks Desktop Pro 2021 before December 10, as QuickBooks will be changing to a subscription model-only with the release of the 2022 version....

State Pass-Through Entity Tax law changes allow owners to mitigate SALT deduction limits

Recently several states have enacted legislation for a pass through entity (PTE) tax, including states with high income tax rates like California and New York. A PTE tax provides for a state income tax deduction for owners at the entity...

PPP loans of $150,000 or less can now be forgiven directly through the SBA

Business owners who received Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans of $150,000 or less can now apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA, according to a new SBA announcement. The new streamlined application portal will simplify the forgiveness process for over 6.5...

IRS offers ways to determine Reasonable Compensation in Not-for-Profit and For-Profit entities

The IRS, as part of their audit programs, regularly encounters contentious issues in a tax audit of a business.  One of theses is determining the appropriateness of an amount of compensation paid to owner/employees. For instance: Businesses that pay compensation...

HHS issued revised reporting requirements for recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments (effective June 11, 2021)

HHS recently revised the Post-Payment Notice of Reporting Requirements, which increases the amount of time to report and extends the deadline for spending for recipients of Provider Relief Fund (PRF) payments.  This includes increasing the amount of time providers will have to report...

$2 million in COVID-19 workplace safety grants now available from the State of Michigan

The State of Michigan has launched another round of funding for the Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program. These grants will provide small businesses with fewer than 250 employees, including licensed non in-home childcare centers, matching funds of up to $10,000 to...

IRS clarifies changes to the rules regarding dependent care programs

Recent updates to IRS guidance has clarified taxability questions surrounding dependent care assistance programs for 2021 and 2022. Two new federal laws—the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)—have created new opportunities for participants in flexible spending...

The difference between a compilation, a review, and an audit

In the past, we've detailed the many benefits to a financial statement audit and why a business might have an audit conducted.  For times when a formal audit is not required, a compilation or review may satisfy the business owner's needs....

IRS clarifies which meals qualify for 100% deduction for 2021 and 2022

Under IRS Sec. 274(n)(1), any business expense of food or beverages is generally limited to 50% of the amount that would otherwise be deductible. However, a recently-enacted temporary exception allows 100% deduction of restaurant food and beverage expenses incurred after Dec....