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PPP Forgiveness: Should Borrowers Apply Right Now?

By K·Coe Editorial | September 2, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes Now that the SBA’s forgiveness eligibility for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans is now open, are you (and your borrowers) applying for forgiveness? K·Coe advisors have been closely assessing the rules and monitoring for potential changes, and we fully expect more SBA guidance to be released on PPP forgiveness for …

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New IRS Guidance Released to Help Employers Make Payroll Tax Deferral Decisions

By K·Coe Editorial | August 31, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes You may remember that earlier this month, the President signed an executive order directing the Department of Treasury to defer withholding, deposit, and payment of employees’ social security taxes through the end of 2020.  At that point, K·Coe advisors recommended to hold tight as clarifications were needed to answer implementation …

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2020: A Year of Crisis and Hope

By K·Coe Editorial | August 17, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes I look out my window in Eastern Iowa and see uprooted oak trees that once stood as guardians of our neighborhood. A displaced street light pole threatens my dining room window, and my backyard has an extra trampoline – blown over from the neighbor’s yard 200 feet away. I can …

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USDA Expands and Extends the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Producers

By K·Coe Editorial | August 12, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes For a summary of the January 15, 2021 USDA updates click here. On August 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) extended and expanded the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) intended to aid farmers and ranchers suffering from negative effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. High-level Takeaways for Producers: Final …

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Executive Order on Employee Payroll Taxes: Should Employers Take Action?

By K·Coe Editorial | August 11, 2020
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Reading Time: < 1 minutes View the update from August 31, 2020 here. On August 8, the President signed an executive order directing the Department of Treasury to defer withholding, deposit, and payment of employees’ social security taxes beginning September 1 through the end of 2020. Employers and Employees Should Wait for More Guidance Following …

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Summary of New SBA Forgiveness FAQs

By K·Coe Editorial | August 6, 2020
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Reading Time: 3 minutes In response to questions and requests for clarification surrounding Paycheck Payment Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released ten pages of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on August 4, 2020. Below, K·Coe advisors have provided a summary of key takeaways for businesses relating to FAQs around Payroll Costs …

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Combat COVID: How to Move Business Forward During Disruption

By KCoe Editorial | July 8, 2020
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Reading Time: 2 minutes By Jeanne Bernick Next month I’ll join my counterparts from around the country in the K·Coe PRO Summit, a virtual conference designed to help businesses manage operations and navigate impacts during the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. Our business advisors are on the front lines of hearing concerns, navigating issues …

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SBA Paycheck Protection Program Application Deadline Extended

By KCoe Editorial | July 6, 2020
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Reading Time: < 1 minutes As the original June 30 deadline passed for small businesses to apply for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Senate and House worked quickly to unanimously pass an extension proposal.  This past Saturday, President Trump signed the extension allowing businesses to apply for assistance through August …

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