Tag: COVID-19

SBA issues surprising new PPP guidance addressing rent-related costs and owner-employee compensation 

On August 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a new Interim Final Rule (IFR) addressing the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) as it relates to the ownership percentages that trigger the applicability of the owner compensation rules and limitations on the eligibility...

IRS temporarily stops mailing notices to taxpayers with balances due

The IRS has suspended the mailing of three notices – the CP501, the CP503 and the CP504 – that go to taxpayers who have a balance due on their taxes. Although the IRS continues to make significant reductions in the backlog of unopened mail that...

IRS delays due to COVID-19 may cause check and notice backlog

The IRS is working through its correspondence backlog and is experiencing delays in processing paper returns, due to its limited staff during the pandemic: Checks: The correspondence backlog includes checks that taxpayers have mailed to the IRS (either with or...

Small IRS interest payment coming to some taxpayers

  • August 19, 2020
  • Dana Cinquepalmi

The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service will send interest payments to about 13.9 million individual taxpayers who timely filed their 2019 federal income tax returns and are receiving refunds. The interest payments, averaging about $18, will be made...

U.S. Treasury and SBA answers PPP Loan Forgiveness’ frequently asked questions

The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, recently issued new guidance through Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) aimed at helping Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) borrowers navigate maximum loan forgiveness.  As small business owners approach the loan...

New grant helps Michigan businesses operate safely

With employers across the state working to keep their employees, customers and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the State of Michigan has launched Michigan COVID-19 Safety Grant Program. These grants will provide small businesses matching funds – up to $10,000...

Michigan relief programs for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19 are now open

Michigan business owners and residents suffering from the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic can expect to see more targeted relief programs, as CARES Act funds filter into the state for local administration and development organizations create geographically-specific grants.  ...

PPP Application deadline extended to August 8

Business owners have another five weeks to apply for federal pandemic relief funds through the Paycheck Protection Program after President Trump approved a five-week extension.  The extension to the Payroll Protection Program (PPP), which was launched in April to keep Americans...

Michigan businesses can use MI Workshare program to bring back employees flexibly

With businesses starting to open up, Michigan is strongly encouraging businesses to consider using the MI Workshare program to start bringing employees back on a part-time basis as things ramp up.  It can be a win-win for the employer and...

IRS announces rollover relief for retirement account RMDs that were waived under the CARES Act

The Internal Revenue Service is allowing anyone who already took a required minimum distribution (RMD) in 2020 from certain retirement accounts now has the opportunity to roll those funds back into a retirement account following the CARES Act RMD waiver...