Posts from January 2021.

PPP loans received by individuals and businesses under the CARES Act will be audited (“reviewed”) by the SBA.  The new Economic Aid Act also requires the SBA to submit a forgiveness audit plan within 45 days after enactment and report updates every 30 days thereafter. Additionally, the Economic Aid Act now allocates $50 million for PPP audits and fraud mitigation efforts.  PPP loans of $2 million or more will automatically be audited by the SBA.  Many PPP loans of less than $2 million will be audited as well.

PPP loan audits are being handled by the SBA.  Borrowers will often receive ...

Posted in: COVID-19

The Economic Aid Act authorizes new PPP loans for first-time borrowers, as well as applications for a Second Draw PPP Loan for those that already received a loan last year. This alert addresses the requirements and issues for the self-employed and sole proprietors with no employees, who wish to apply for a Second Draw PPP Loan under the new law.


If you are self-employed/or a sole proprietor, with no W-2 employees, and you report income from your business on your personal tax return (Form 1040/Schedule C), and if you qualified for a First Draw PPP Loan and would continue to ...

Posted in: COVID-19

The President signed new stimulus legislation into law on December 27, 2020.  The new law, the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act, P.L. 116-260 (“Economic Aid Act”), authorizes new and additional PPP loans and modifies the CARES Act for this purpose. The Economic Aid Act authorizes funds of $284.5 billion for PPP loans, and which includes $35 billion for first-time borrowers.  The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and the United States Treasury also issued new guidance interpreting the new law.

The new SBA/Treasury guidance ...

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