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Matt Rust
The recently passed Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits and Venues Act (“Act”) provides $900 billion in stimulus aid to struggling businesses and individuals along with $284 billion allocated to renewing the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”). Although many aspects of the Act mirror the previously passed CARES Act legislation, such as offering low interest...
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The Economic Aid Act (“EAA”) was signed into law on December 27, 2020 and provides $900 billion in financial relief to struggling individuals, businesses, and organizations. The EEA also renews the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) and expands its terms to allow for eligible 501(c)(6) organizations to become borrowers. Local chambers of commerce, labor and trade...
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As Indiana businesses await key rulings on how courts will address coverage of business interruption insurance, a North Carolina state court recently issued an order granting partial summary judgment favoring a group of plaintiff restaurants. This is a positive indicator for businesses facing coverage denials. As we’ve reported in previous blog posts such as Business...
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The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) recently released draft Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) necessity questionnaires for comment and review by the public. The draft questionnaire is a continuation of the SBA’s required good faith certification by borrowers that the “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes [the PPP loan] request necessary to support the ongoing operations” of the applicant...
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New Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (HR 7010) provides useful updates for small business borrowers under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), including increased leeway in how funds are spent and more lenient forgiveness terms.
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Applications open Wednesday, June 3, 2020, for Indiana Small Business Restart Grants ($30 million total) for eligible businesses that have not used PPP, EIDL, or CDBG funds.
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New Guidance: Borrowers of PPP loans greater than $2 million should anticipate review by SBA; borrowers of less than $2 million will be deemed to have made the required certification concerning the necessity of the loan request in good faith.
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Eligible businesses partially or fully disrupted by COVID-19, including those repaying PPP loans by the safe harbor deadline, should consider taking advantage of refundable payroll/employee retention tax credits provided for under the CARES Act.
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Businesses attempting to rehire employees who refuse to rejoin the workforce can exclude those employees from PPP loan forgiveness reduction calculations according to new guidance from the SBA and Treasury Department.
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The safe harbor deadline for businesses to repay their PPP loan in full and maintain a certification of good faith has been extended to May 14, 2020. Details...
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