Tag: COVID-19

Fourth round of healthcare Provider Relief Funds (PRF) available starting Sept. 29

A fourth round of Provider Relief Funding (Phase 4 General Distribution) will be available on the HHS portal beginning September 29 for healthcare providers who can demonstrate lost revenues and expenditures between 7/1/20 – 3/31/21. PRF Phase 4 will reimburse smaller...

Sixty day grace period announced for Provider Relief Funds’ Period 1 reporting deadline

The September 30, 2021 Reporting Period 1 deadline for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) recipients has not changed; however, in response to challenges providers are facing given the COVID-19 surges and natural disasters around the country, a 60-day grace period is...

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...

New online portal for opting out of advance Child Tax Credit payments

The IRS has opened an online site to enable taxpayers to unenroll from receiving advance payments of the 2021 child tax credit (CTC). The new “Child Tax Credit Update Portal” allows parents to view their eligibility, view their expected CTC...

Online tool to register for monthly Child Tax Credit payments is now available

  • June 21, 2021
  • Maria Montie, CPA, MST, CVA, MAFF

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service have unveiled an online Non-filer Sign-up tool designed to help eligible families who don’t normally file tax returns register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments, scheduled to begin July 15....

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...

SR Client Question: Why haven’t I received my tax refund yet?

There are various factors leading to the Internal Revenue Service's delayed processing of 2020 federal income tax returns. Typically, the IRS sends most refunds within three weeks of taxpayers filing their return. But this year is complicated by several issues,...

$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...

PPP loan program extended two months for small businesses

President Joe Biden is expected to sign into law an extension to the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) approved by Congress just a week before it was slated to expire.  The new deadline for applications to be submitted...

Taxpayers won’t need to refile to get new $10,200 unemployment tax break in 2020

The IRS plans to automatically process refunds for taxpayers who had unemployment income in 2020 and filed their tax returns before legislation passed that made those benefits tax-free. The American Rescue Plan, which was signed into law by President Joe...