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June 23, 2020

Small Business Administration to Publicly Release Names of PPP Loan Recipients

In response to increasing public pressure, the Small Business Administration announced on June 19 that it would release the names of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients awarded at least $150,000 in funds. No timeline for the disclosure has been announced, but the SBA said it would “disclose the business names, addresses, NAICS codes, zip codes, business type, demographic data, not-for-profit information, jobs supported, and loan amount ranges as follows:” $150,000-$350,000 $350,000-$1 million $1-2 million $2-5 million $5-10 million Participants… Read more ›

June 19, 2020

CBM Manager Jordan Egert Graduates from GWSCPA Margaret DeBoe Leadership Program

Jordan Egert, CPA, CFE, CDFA®, manager of litigation support and forensic services at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, graduated  from the Margaret DeBoe Leadership Program during a virtual recognition program on Thursday, June 4. The program, administered by the Greater Washington Society of CPAs, delivers an in-depth educational program for an annual cohort of rising accounting firm leaders to develop their communication, management, leadership and business development skills as a complement to their technical skills. Since 2016, GWSCPA has hosted the… Read more ›

June 18, 2020

PPP Flexibility Act of 2020 Results in Additional Guidance, a Revised Loan Forgiveness Application and a New EZ Application for Qualifying Borrowers

Since passage of the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 on June 5, 2020, the Small Business Administration has continued to bring current and prospective borrowers up to speed through a series of interim rules for the program, as well as the release of a revised loan forgiveness application, a revised loan borrower application, and a new EZ form of the loan forgiveness application. Updated PPP Loan Forgiveness Application (and a new EZ Version) On June 17, the Small… Read more ›

June 14, 2020

CBM Named by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance as One of the Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership for the Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), a full-service accounting and advisory firm based in Bethesda, MD, has been named one of the best accounting firms in equity leadership by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA). This recognition continues to reinforce CBM as a top firm that offers professional opportunities for women throughout the accounting profession. Currently, 44% of CBM’s firm leadership is female, 65% of the staff is female and 30% of the team… Read more ›

June 5, 2020

PPP Borrowers Get Concessions, Additional Guidance on Forgiveness

The U.S. Senate has passed the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, which loosens several of the Paycheck Protection Program’s (PPP’s) more onerous restrictions regarding loan forgiveness. President Trump has signed the bill into law. The new law follows the May 22, 2020, release of an interim final rule from the U.S. Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration (SBA) on PPP loan forgiveness requirements. Among other areas, that guidance addresses the calculation of full-time employees and… Read more ›