In a rare display of bipartisanship, on June 5, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) in an attempt to address many concerns expressed by the small business community around the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) aimed at providing COVID-19 relief. What are the changes? How are they going to Impact small business and their filings, we would be covering the details of each and every update in this classes and not just news articles but a finer understanding of the changes & relaxation brought by this bill in the area. Some of the aspects PPPFA that would be covered in the courses would beChanges in the Spending limits around payroll.Extension in time period to use funds.Extension on deadlines to rehire workers/staff and it’s requirements.Extension in repayment terms.Treasury guidelines issued for SBA for loan audits.Also in the last several weeks, the SBA issued both instructions and forgiveness regulations along with regulations addressing the PPP audit process. In this class will shall also show the attendees how to complete the form on a line-by-line basis. In a series of instructions only a math major could love, the SBA issued the new “PPP Forgiveness” form and related regulations which involves a myriad of computations and accounting precepts destined to challenge all of us. The “Incurred and paid” statutory guidance being the most perplexing. Largely, because the “incurred and paid” hybrid method of accounting will be nearly impossible to implement. While the new SBA instructions offer pragmatic guidance not addressed by the CARES Act, the new rules involve tax and computational items that are that will pose traps for the unwary. The FTE rehiring and reestablishing of wages by June 30, 2020, will also allow borrowers to “cure” the impact of two of the three forgiveness tests. Finally, we will address the newly issued SBA audit and appeal regulations along with the PPP provisions in Congress.Specifically, this course will focus on:How to complete the SBA forgiveness formLast-minute ideas to maximize forgivenessBuilding a file in-case of an SBA auditTricky issues, such as related party rent and contributions to profit-sharing plansHow to complete the new SBA formsUnderstanding the new SBA “PPP Forgiveness” regulations and instructionsImpact of the new Rules under the cash and accrual basis of accounting including the Alternative Payroll Covered PeriodWhat does “incurred and paid” mean versus “incurred or paid”Forgiveness for rent, payroll and interest expense including related party rentHow to account for pension and profit-sharing plansHow to determine the amount of the PPP Loan available for forgivenessWhat are “covered expenses”?How does the “full-time equivalent” (“FTE”) test work?Computing the “salary reduction” testRe-hiring employees to avoid the “salary reduction” testUnderstanding the SBA’s “75% payroll” test and the proposed 60% payroll test in the House billUnderstanding the PPP aspects of the proposed HEROES billUnderstanding the income tax aspects of the proposed HEROES billPreparing for possible changes from Congress in the bill that passed the House.This course will cover the latest updates on Paycheck Protection Program loans, including the latest Interim Final Rules released by the Treasury Department on May 22nd relating to loan forgiveness, and as well as a review of the Form 3508 that businesses for applying for loan forgiveness. We will also discuss the latest legislation relating to PPP loans. We will discuss how PPP loans interact with other tax provisions such as the Employee Retention Credit, the tax credits under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the deferral of payments on Social Security tax. We will cover various PPP scenarios, and will leave time for answering your questions.