The Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) has opened to new applicants beginning May 3, 2021. The RRF offers tax-free grants that do not need to be repaid to restaurants and similar businesses to help them cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Created by the American Rescue Plan Act, the RRF provides grants of up to $10 million per business and $5 million per location.
On April 29, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 80 (AB80), the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act: Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Previously, California law allowed businesses to exclude forgiven PPP loan funds from their taxable income, but did not allow businesses to deduct expenses paid using forgiven PPP loan funds on their income taxes. AB80 now permits many California taxpayers to claim a tax deduction for expenses paid using PPP loan proceeds.
The United States House of Representatives passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill on Monday, December 21, 2020. The bill contains business-friendly provisions that expand Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness rules, eligibility, and tax deduction opportunities. The bill is effective as of Sunday, December 27.
Beginning on June 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to new qualified applicants. Low-interest EIDL loan funds are available to certain small businesses and US agricultural businesses to help them cope with the economic impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
New proposed legislation may allow business owners in the United States to take out a second Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. The Prioritized Paycheck Protection Program (P4) Act is geared toward businesses with 100 or fewer employees who have used up or will soon finish the funds from their first PPP loan and who also have lost 50% or more revenue due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The bill would also extend the loan application deadline for businesses from June 30 to Dec. 31, 2020. The P4 Act has support from both political parties.
The US government recently passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (PPPFA), which makes it easier for businesses to get forgiveness for their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and offers additional sources of relief. Recently, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released additional guidelines to clarify the original policy.
With the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, the United States government has made it easier for businesses to get their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans forgiven. The act also offers relief to businesses that receive PPP loan forgiveness.
The US government passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide support to businesses and individuals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Part of the CARES Act gives stimulus payments directly to families to help them financially during the crisis. Most Americans are eligible for stimulus payments, and there may be an additional stimulus check issued in the future.
As the US starts to consider life after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses face a long, arduous path to recovery. In this article, we address some of the most important aspects of your business recovery journey, like workplace safety, Small Business Administration (SBA) loans, immigration changes, and safeguarding your confidential information