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6 tips for CPAs on newest round of PPP funding

A new round of Paycheck Protection Program funding is available for businesses affected by the pandemic. Here’s what CPAs and business leaders need to know to get the funding they need. Source: Journal of Accountancy

IRS explains extended payroll tax due dates

The IRS issued updated procedures for the deferred employee portion of employment tax payments, which were further extended from April 30, 2021, to Dec. 31, 2021, by year-end legislation. Source: Journal of Accountancy

Taxpayers need clarity on coordination of ERC and PPP loans

The AICPA asked the IRS and Treasury to clarify that the filing of a Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application is not an election by the taxpayer to forgo the employee retention credit for wages reported on the application exceeding the amount of wages necessary for loan forgiveness. Source: Journal of Accountancy

PPP calculations guidance released

The SBA and Treasury issued guidance addressing how Paycheck Protection Program borrowers should calculate revenue reduction and maximum loan amounts for second-draw PPP loans — and what documentation should be provided to support those calculations. Source: Journal of Accountancy

Tax filing season to start Feb. 12, IRS announces

The IRS announced that it will start accepting 2020 tax returns on Feb. 12, a later date than usual. The delay stems from programming changes needed to account for year-end tax legislation. Source: Journal of Accountancy

Individual CPAs can apply for .cpa web domain Friday

Licensed CPAs can apply for individual .cpa domains beginning Jan. 15, the AICPA announced. Thousands of firms and approved organizations applied for the top-level domain during their application window, which was open from Sept. 1. Source: Journal of Accountancy

Guidance issued for PPP first-draw loan increases, reapplications

New procedural guidance from the SBA outlines the processes Paycheck Protection Program borrowers and their lenders must follow to reapply for a first-draw PPP loan or request an increase to a loan approved by Aug. 8, 2020, which is when the first iteration of PPP stopped accepting applications. Source: Journal of Accountancy