Walter & Shuffain - Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors

COVID-19 FAQs

Will I receive cash from the government? If so, when?

Single individuals with 2019 (2018, if your 2019 return hasn’t been filed yet) Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) up to $75,000 ($112,500 if you file as “head of household”) will generally receive a $1,200 rebate from the IRS. Joint filers with AGI up to $150,000 will receive a rebate of $2,400. An additional $500 rebate is available for each qualifying child under age 17. If your income is too high, the rebate will be reduced by $5 for each $100 your AGI exceeds the threshold. So, for a typical family of four, the amount is completely phased out once AGI exceeds $218,000.

Latest PPP FAQ Document- An overview of some of the most notable clarified guidance

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury released an updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ on Aug. 4 in an effort to address PPP loan forgiveness issues that have arisen as borrowers begin to complete their applications. The 23 FAQs address various aspects of PPP forgiveness including general loan forgiveness, payroll costs, non-payroll costs, and loan forgiveness reductions.

House, Senate Approve 5-week PPP Extension

The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have both unanimously agreed to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) by five weeks.

PPP Extension Bill Approved by Senate, Signed by President

On June 4, 2020, the president signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act after it passed the Senate with a unanimous vote.

House passes bill to extend, expand provisions of PPP

On May 28, 2020, in a nearly unanimous vote, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to extend certain provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide small businesses with relief in the timeframe and use of their PPP loan funds.

SBA guidance on PPP Loan Forgiveness issued

On May 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued the Loan Forgiveness application and on May 22, the interim final rule guidance on the PPP loan forgiveness was issued. 

Employer Retention Credit- an alternative to PPP

The “CARES Act” provides a tax credit for eligible employers to encourage them to continue paying employees.

PPP Loan Forgiveness- Next Steps

We are going to attempt to at least provide some best practices in the short term until clear guidance is available.  Remember, this is for the 8 week period after the loan is issued. 

What is the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)?

The EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program is a program available to certain small businesses located in areas subject to a presidential disaster declaration that have suffered a substantial economic injury as a result.

What is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)?

The PPP provides short-term cash flow assistance to small businesses to help these businesses and their employees deal with the immediate economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law, marking the second major legislative initiative to address COVID-19.

CARES Act introduces Paycheck Protection Program, Disaster Assistance from SBA and Other Options

Changes to the existing SBA 7(a) loan programs and also provides information on SBA Disaster Loans and the Facebook Small Business Grant. 

The CARES Act for Individuals and Businesses

Phase 3 of the COVID-19 response plan, The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act

Tax Filing Deadline Extended To July 15

“Moving tax day from April 15 to July 15.  All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest and penalties”

Tax Payment Deferral

On Tuesday, March 17th, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced a 90-day grace period on the payment of individual and corporate taxes normally due April 15th.

A message to our friends and clients regarding the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak

Our top priority has always been to deliver superior service to our clients. To do that in the current environment, we're taking every precaution possible.    Fortunately, we have the technological capability for everyone on our team to work remotely.