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The 2021 Advance Child Tax Credit

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Should You Opt Out?

The Child Tax Credit got a major overhaul as part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. The new credit expands on the existing credit of $2,000 to provide families a total of up to $3,000 for each child ages six to 17 and up to $3,600 for each child under six. The expanded child tax credit is fully refundable, and instead of receiving the credit upon filing taxes, families will receive half of the credit in the form of advance monthly payments. The other half is to be claimed when filing your 2021 income tax return.

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness

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Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness

PPP Forgiveness Newsletter

The PPP program has been vital for many businesses.  Although there was much confusion, we have worked to get through the origination phase and are preparing to work through the forgiveness phase. However, every day, we get new directives from SBA and even new legislation from Congress.

Interim final rule (IFR) on the Payment Protection Program issued

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Interim final rule (IFR) on the Payment Protection Program issued

PPP Loan Forgiveness

The meat of the IFR that we are interested in is the Loan Forgiveness Process.  In the Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application blog previously posted you can access the application.  All of this subject to change and there is a proposal in Congress that may change things yet again.  The potential changes may be really beneficial to some businesses by extending the forgiveness period, and several will not notice a difference in their forgiveness amount. As always, who knows if Congress will do anything, or change things more drastically than we can imagine.

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application

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Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application

Definition Clarification

Good news or bad news?  Who knows, but at least we do now have the Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness Application.  While this is nice to have, I would be prepared for changes, especially as certain borrowers are advocating for changes that would be more realistic and helpful.   In any case, SBA places the responsibility for accuracy on the borrower to accurately submit the information in the forgiveness application.

SBA Paycheck Protection Program Certification

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SBA Paycheck Protection Program Certification

"no questions asked" deadline is May 7, 2020

The SBA has now added a significant test to the Paycheck Protection Program for determining borrower eligibility in addition to the initial test of whether an applicant could certify the need for funding due to economic uncertainty. Now, the SBA is saying that borrowers and would-be borrowers are also required to evaluate their funding alternatives. While the SBA did not reinstate the “Credit Elsewhere” test from traditional 7(a) small business loans, the SBA has stated they will begin to scrutinize borrower’s liquidity alternatives to raising funding.

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