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    IRS Uncovers $3.1 Billion in COVID Fraud

    November 28, 2022

    The IRS Criminal Investigation department (IRS-CI) has partnered with the Justice Department to uncover and prosecute fraudulent activities related to the federal government’s COVID relief programs. To date, the IRS has conducted 840 investigations involving fraud amounts totaling more than... Read More


    SBA Streamlines PPP Forgiveness Process for Small Loans, Drops Loan Necessity Forms

    August 17, 2021

    The SBA and lenders originated over 11.7 million loans totaling nearly $800 billion in relief to over 8.5 million small businesses. Now they have made it easier to get forgiveness of PPP loans of $150,000 or less. The SBA has... Read More


    PPP Recipients Who Skipped 2020 Deductions Can Take Them in 2021

    May 19, 2021

    Taxpayers who did not take deductions in 2020 because of the IRS’s earlier position on forgiven PPP loans may be able to take the deductions in 2021, according to new IRS guidance. In the early days of the PPP program,... Read More

    SBA Tells Restaurants to Apply Now for Funds to Offset Pandemic Losses

    May 17, 2021

    The SBA has launched the Restaurant Revitalization Fund program which offers restaurants, bars and other food and drink businesses grants of up to $10 million based on their lost revenue during the pandemic. The $28.6 billion program was authorized by... Read More

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    SBA Readies Restaurant Revitalization Grant Program

    April 15, 2021

    The last stimulus bill, the American Rescue Plan Act, authorizes a new program, the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, to give $28.6 billion in grants to restaurants, bars, food trucks and other food and drink establishments based on their lost revenue during... Read More

    New Bill Boosts PPP Funding as IRS Offers Details on Employee Retention Credit for PPP Borrowers

    March 17, 2021

    The PPP loan program has gotten another boost from Congress in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 with an additional $7.5 billion in funding. The latest COVID relief legislation also expands the eligibility of news organizations and non-profits for... Read More


    American Rescue Plan Extends Credits and Subsidies, but Adds Tax Increases

    March 15, 2021

    Larger stimulus payments and extended unemployment compensation are the provisions getting the most press in the new $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, but the 663-page bill has other provisions of note, including several... Read More


    SBA Improvements to PPP Program Should Speed Process, Aid Calculations

    February 25, 2021

    The SBA has implemented new procedures for PPP loans to improve the speed of processing loans and resolving data mismatches and to make it easier to validate eligibility for the loans and forgiveness. Besides changes to the program administration, the... Read More


    Healthcare Providers: COVID Relief Update

    February 8, 2021

    By A.J. Hurst, CPA We would all be challenged to find an organization at this point that has not been impacted by COVID-19. Most healthcare providers have felt the far-reaching impacts of the pandemic. Many of our provider clients have... Read More

    SBA Sets Up Second Draw PPP Loan Program

    January 11, 2021

    The Small Business Administration (SBA) has launched the next phase of the PPP loan program, with second draw loans available for existing recipients and more money for first-time borrowers. Guidance on the expanded program was released just over two weeks... Read More

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