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April 15, 2020

Further Guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) from the Small Business Administration

Thanks to CBM Supervisor Tom Hudson for developing the following article. On April 14, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional guidance that provided more information about the implementation of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for self-employed taxpayers. Previously, it was not explicitly stated that taxpayers who file a Schedule C were included in the program although many interpretations of the SBA’s language indicated that they were eligible. The SBA did confirm through the most recent guidance that a taxpayer… Read more ›

April 1, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Application Available: Relief for Small Businesses and Not-for-Profits Impacted by COVID-19

The Paycheck Protection Program application is now available for small businesses and not-for-profits that wish to apply for benefits under the Small Business Administration’s new disaster assistance loan program. The Paycheck Protection program, launched as part of last week’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, offers smaller employers financial relief which, when used for employee salaries, sick and medical leave, insurance, and mortgage and rent, will not need to be repaid. (Read our blog post with more in-depth… Read more ›

April 1, 2020

An Overview of the Small Business Administration Disaster Assistance Loans – As Part of the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into legislation the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. The $2.2 trillion legislation represents the largest stimulus package in U.S. history—dwarfing the $800 billion package signed during the 2008 financial crisis—and provides a variety of economic relief measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society. As part of the CARES Act, the federal government has also provided for disaster assistance loans through the Small Business Administration…. Read more ›

March 31, 2020

An Overview of the Tax Effects of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act on Individuals and Businesses

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into legislation the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. The $2.2 trillion legislation represents the largest stimulus package in U.S. history—dwarfing the $800 billion package signed during the 2008 financial crisis—and provides a variety of economic relief measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society. In addition to direct cash payments and extended lending and emergency financing options, the CARES Act includes tax payment deferrals and… Read more ›

March 30, 2020

The CARES Act: An Overview of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed into legislation the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act. The $2.2 trillion legislation represents the largest stimulus package in U.S. history—dwarfing the $800 billion package signed during the 2008 financial crisis—and provides a variety of economic relief measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society. This top-level overview represents the first of several upcoming alerts by CBM on various components of the CARES Act. Among the… Read more ›

December 28, 2019

Affordable Care Act Compliance: IRS Forms and Important Due Dates

CBM has published guidance for businesses that receive a notice from the IRS (Letter 226J) relating to penalties associated with compliance with the Affordable Care Act. Click here to read our guidance. Please also keep in mind the important deadlines below. Don’t Miss Early 2020 Due Dates February 28, 2020 – Paper copies of Forms 1094-C and 1095-C must be filed with the IRS by this date. Employers with less than 250 employees can paper file. March 2, 2020 –… Read more ›

December 28, 2019

Affordable Care Act Compliance: What Do I Do If I Get IRS Letter 226J?

The IRS is currently issuing the Letter 226J proposed employer-shared responsibility payment (ESRP) notice to businesses they suspect of having not complied with the 2017 tax-year Affordable Care Act requirements. The Letter identifies the amount of the proposed penalty that the business would be responsible for paying— an amount which can be steep. CBM has seen penalty amounts ranging from $3,160 to over a million dollars. CBM advises businesses that receive such a letter to respond promptly, especially since Letter… Read more ›

December 3, 2019

Year-End Tax Planning in a Tax Cuts and Jobs Act World – 2019 Year-End Tax Planning Letter for Businesses

A PDF version of CBM’s year-end tax planning letter for businesses can be accessed by clicking here. Dear Business Owner: As this year is about to end, now is an excellent time for businesses to review their current tax planning strategies to ensure they’re still meeting intended goals and develop plans for 2020. It’s also a good time to take advantage of last-minute planning opportunities that could save money now and in the coming year. With that in mind, business… Read more ›

October 15, 2019

The U.S. Department of Labor Finalizes the New Overtime Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released the finalized rule on overtime exemptions for white-collar workers under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule updates the standard salary levels for the first time since 2004. While it is expected to expand the pool of nonexempt workers by more than 1 million, it’s also more favorable to employers than a rule proposed by the Obama administration in 2016. That rule would have expanded the pool by more than 4 million… Read more ›

August 13, 2019

DOL Expands Retirement Plan Options for Smaller Businesses

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has released a final rule which should make it easier for smaller businesses to provide retirement plans to their employees. According to the DOL, the rule will enable more small and midsize unrelated businesses to join forces in multiple employer plans (MEPs) that provide their employees a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) plan or a SIMPLE IRA plan. Certain self-employed individuals also can participate in MEPs. In October 2018, the DOL issued… Read more ›