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COVID-19 Update 3/26/2021

March 26th, 2021 by

PPP Extended Until May 31 Yesterday, the Senate passed legislation by a 92-7 margin to extend the deadline for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan applications to May 31. Under the legislation, which overwhelmingly passed the House a week earlier, PPP applicants have until May 31 to apply for a loan and the Small Business Administration

COVID-19 Update 3/15/2021

March 15th, 2021 by

  $1.9T COVID Stimulus Package As you likely know by now, a sweeping $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package has been passed by Congress and signed by President Biden.  The bill, titled the American Rescue Plan, includes another round of stimulus checks up to $1,400 for most Americans; extended, additional unemployment benefits for millions of Americans

COVID-19 Update 2/23/2021

February 23rd, 2021 by

  Biden Administration Takes Steps to Promote Equitable Access to SBA Relief On Monday, February 22, President Biden announced the following changes to SBA’s coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity: Starting on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 am EST, the Small Business Administration will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses

COVID-19 Update 2/1/2021

February 1st, 2021 by

  New Worker Safety Guidelines from OSHA On January 29, the U.S. Department of Labor/OSHA issued new guidance for workplaces to help identify risks of being exposed to and/or contracting COVID-19 at work and to help them determine appropriate control measures to implement.  The information can be found here. This guidance contains recommendations as well

COVID-19 Update 1/13/2021

January 13th, 2021 by

  Update on 1/15/21: It’s just been announced that the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan portal will be re-opened to PPP-eligible lenders with $1 billion or less in assets for First and Second Draw applications on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 9 am ET. The portal will fully open on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 to

COVID-19 Update 1/8/2021

January 8th, 2021 by

  More Info on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 Our partners at CBIZ have provided an excellent analysis of the most recent coronavirus relief legislation passed by Congress and ultimately signed by the White House on December 27th.  Go here to learn more about the tax and PPP loan provisions in the new legislation.   

COVID-19 Update 12/22/2020

December 22nd, 2020 by

  Congress Passes $900 Billion Coronavirus Relief Bill Yesterday, a months-long stalemate came to an end when Congress passed the “Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.”  5,593 pages in length, the package includes another round of direct stimulus checks to individuals, extended and enhanced unemployment benefits and approximately $300 billion for the popular Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). 

COVID-19 Update 12/2/2020

December 2nd, 2020 by

  Deductibility of PPP-Funded Expenses In guidance issued on November 18th, the IRS reiterated its position that taxpayers cannot claim a deduction for any otherwise deductible expense if the payment of the expense results in forgiveness of a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan because the income associated with the forgiveness is excluded from gross income

COVID-19 Update 11/9/2020

November 9th, 2020 by

  Walz Announces Testing Expansion Minnesota Governor Tim Walz announced today, November 9th, that a barrier-free COVID-19 saliva testing site is opening at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The Minneapolis location is the eighth saliva testing location to open in Minnesota. In the next two weeks, 11 sites will be opened across Minnesota with partners at

COVID-19 Update 10/23/2020

November 4th, 2020 by

  Section 179 Tax Relief Passes in MN Special Session On October 15th, in its fifth special session, the Minnesota Legislature passed a bill to conform to Section 179 expensing effective for tax year 2020 – providing $208 million in tax relief over the next three years. Section 179 of the federal tax code dictates