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IRS Employee Payroll Tax Deferral Guidance

August 31, 2020 - On Friday, August 28, the IRS issued guidance on President Trumpโ€™s executive order allowing for the deferral of payroll taxes on wages paid after September 1. While the guidance clarifies some items, unanswered questions remain.

PPP Update: Owner-Employee Compensation and Rent-Related Costs

August 28, 2020 - On Monday, August 24, the Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury issued additional guidance, in the form of an interim final rule. The new guidance provides a de-minimis rule for the owner-employee compensation...

Presidential Executive Order Payroll Tax Impact

August 11, 2020 โ€“ On August 8, 2020, President Trump issued an executive order that allows employees to defer payroll taxes in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The executive order directs the Secretary of the Treasury, Steve Mnuchin, to...

PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQ Updates for August

August 7, 2020 - On August 4, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. They include information applicable to business owners, independent contractors, self-employed individuals,...

IRS Releases Final Version of Payroll Form 941

June 24, 2020 - Following the extensive law changes under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), many employers implemented payroll changes and adjustments to...

SBA Releases New Interim Final Rule and Loan Forgiveness Applications

UPDATED: June 18, 2020 - The SBA recently issued additional guidance regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), along with a revised loan forgiveness application and instructions.  Click here for the revised application and here for the...

CARES Act Employee Retention Credit and Payroll Tax Deferral

UPDATED: April 13, 2020 - 11:30 a.m. On Friday, April 10, 2020, the IRS issued additional guidance regarding the deferral of payroll tax available under the CARES Act. The most significant clarification relates to the deferral of employment taxes...

CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

UPDATED: July 2, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. On Wednesday, July 1, Congress approved an extension of the period in which to apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, with small businesses now having until August 8 to apply for the $134 billion of...

Senate Passes CARES Act

March 26, 2020 - Late on the night of March 25, the Senate passed the CARES Act to provide emergency assistance to individuals and businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The $2 trillion bill passed unanimously and is now going to the...

Covid-19 Update: MN DEED and SBA Disaster Loans, Individual Tax Extension

March 23, 2020 - The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has shared information about the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans which are now available for Minnesota businesses.