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By : Matt Rust

New PPP Guidance Clarifies Certifications and SBA Loan Review for Borrowers

The U.S. Treasury Department ("Treasury") and Small Business Administration ("SBA") clarified the Paycheck Protection Program’s good faith certification requirements and loan audit guidelines in a Frequently Asked Questions document issued Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

PPP Loan Alternative: CARES Act Tax Credits

Much of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act limelight has focused on forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans; however, many businesses have had to weigh the necessity of such loans and should now consider alternative options provided...

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PPP Employee Rehires and Refusal Guidance

Businesses attempting to rehire employees who refuse to rejoin the workforce can exclude those employees from Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loan forgiveness reduction calculations. This is according to new FAQ guidance from the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) and...

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PPP Safe Harbor Repayment Deadline Extended to May 14, 2020

The safe harbor deadline for businesses to repay their Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loan amount in full and maintain a certification of good faith has been extended to May 14, 2020. Borrowers do not need to apply for this extension.

New Considerations for Small Business PPP Borrowers

Update April 29, 2020: The Treasury and SBA confirmed in their April 29th FAQ Update that all loans in excess of $2 million, “in addition to other loans as appropriate,” will be subject to review by the agencies. Additional information regarding these audits i...

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Paycheck Protection Program Replenished in Deal Reached by Lawmakers

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, included over $2 trillion for economic stimulus and support, with $349 billion earmarked to provide support for small businesses via the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) o...

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Loan Support Options for Small Businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act provides nearly $350 billion to fund loan programs for small businesses in the wake of COVID-19.  These loans are designed to provide businesses with the capital to maintain their workforce through payroll supp...

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Overview of CARES Act Key Provisions

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Following a unanimous Senate vote, U.S. House of Representatives’ voice vote, and President Trump’s final signing, the monumental Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act was signed into law on March 27, 2020.  The CARES Act’s unprecedented pric...

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Action Steps When a Data Breach Occurs

While the legal definition of a data breach will vary depending on the state where a business operates, a data breach generally occurs when any type of sensitive, private, confidential data has - or could have been - accessed or viewed without authorization. From the unauth...

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