Schedule C Filers

Schedule C Filers, Rejoice!

The SBA issued new Paycheck Protection Program guidelines allowing those that are self-employed and file Form 1040, Schedule C to calculate their maximum loan amount using gross income instead of net profit. Larger loans could help the self-employed and gig workers that have been hit particularly hard by the economic downturn survive the pandemic. These…

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California Relief Grant Program

A new grant program, funded by the state of California, rolls out today. The grant, which is available to small businesses in California, aims to give funds to businesses that have been impacted by the Covid-19 virus and the subsequent safety and health restrictions. This grant is not awarded on a first come, first served…

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New Year, New Stimulus

After months of partisan haggling and threats of a presidential veto, a new $900 billion Covid-19 relief package has been passed to help bring much-needed aid to American families and small businesses.   The new stimulus bill includes: -Payments up to $600 (potentially $2,000 pending a vote in the senate) per person for individuals earning…

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PPP Flexibility Act

The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act is new legislation that makes some much needed adjustments to the loan program, easing some restrictions on small businesses as they seek loan forgiveness. The bill is just awaiting President Trump’s signature. Changes include: -Current PPP borrowers can choose to extend the eight-week period to 24 weeks, or they…

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Is Your PPP Loan “Necessary”?

New guidance has been issued from the SBA regarding the qualifications of the Paycheck Protection Program Loan. This new guidance clarifies the “current economic uncertainty” requirement that a borrower needs to meet in order to apply for the loan. Whether you have already received PPP Loan funds, or expect to, it is important to understand…

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Business After COVID-19

Business owners are rapidly adjusting to the changing economic climate and navigating new operational challenges in response to the coronavirus.  With so much happening so quickly, it’s hard to look forward and see what things will look like when we come out of this. Now is the time to safeguard your business and discover where…

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The Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program is part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides relief for small business and their employees who are affected by the coronavirus. The Paycheck Protection Program is administered by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under its lending program, to provide small business loans on favorable terms…

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Coronavirus Sick Leave Requirements

The federal government signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) into law Mar. 18, 2020, which includes paid sick leave for employees that need to take time off to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Under this law, employees will qualify for paid sick leave if they have the virus, if they are caring for a…

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Tax Filing Deadlines Postponed

FTB Deadlines The California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) is postponing the tax filing deadline to July 15, 2020.  This includes: 2019 tax returns 2019 tax return payments 2020 1st and 2nd quarter estimated payments 2020 LLC taxes and fees 2020 Non-wage withholding payments FTB is extending this relief to all California taxpayers, there is no…

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