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President Biden signs American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan with broad individual relief and new coronavirus-related funding enacted into law.
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Conditions Ripe For Services Firms To Make Strategic Investments
Services firms should capitalize on low interest rates to access low-cost capital and make long-term strategic investments in technology
Guidance issued for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit
Notice 2021-20 clarifies retroactive changes made to ERTC and PPP interaction and incorporates several previous frequently asked questions.
Exclusive access period coming to PPP; other changes forthcoming
Biden-Harris administration announces changes to PPP including a 14-day exclusive access period for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.
New IRS guidance on health FSAs and dependent care assistance programs
Employers can add flexibility to their health flexible spending accounts and dependent care assistance programs per Notice 2021-15.
Employee retention credit significantly expanded for 2021
The Employee Retention Tax Credit was significantly expanded by the federal relief and stimulus package finalized Dec. 27, 2020.
PPP reopening for first draw borrowers Jan. 11; second draw Jan. 13
Treasury Department and SBA announce reopening dates for Paycheck Protection Program - Jan. 11, 2021 and Jan. 13, 2021.
Game-changing updates to the Employee Retention Tax Credit
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients may now qualify for the employee retention tax credit based on new legislation signed.
SBA releases guidance on PPP second draw loans
SBA releases two PPP reopening guidance packages. The second guidance package provides information for eligible second draw PPP borrowers.
SBA releases guidance on PPP continued access program
SBA releases two PPP reopening guidance packages. The first round of guidance provides information for new PPP borrowers.
PPP eligibility expanded to certain section 501(c)(6) organizations
Year-end stimulus legislation extends Paycheck Protection Program and expands eligibility for exempt organizations.
Retirement plans under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021
The Act does not lengthen CARES Act COVID plan relief, but offers relief for non-COVID disasters, partial terminations and pension plans.
Congress passes law containing PPP tax fix; second-draw program
After negotiations go to the 11th hour, Congress passes tax fix for PPP, changes to loan forgiveness and establishes second-draw program.
Congress passes appropriations bill, containing COVID-19 relief bill
Last minute negotiations pave way for Congress to pass second major COVID-19 stimulus package with tax law changes and tax extenders.