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K-shaped wage environment: Abnormalities in wage and benefit growth

K-shaped wage environment: Abnormalities in wage and benefit growth

The economic distortions of the pandemic are becoming increasingly evident in the divergent fortunes of U.S. workers.
SBA releases guidance on PPP second draw loans

SBA releases guidance on PPP second draw loans

SBA releases two PPP reopening guidance packages. The second guidance package provides information for eligible second draw PPP borrowers.
SBA releases guidance on PPP continued access program

SBA releases guidance on PPP continued access program

SBA releases two PPP reopening guidance packages. The first round of guidance provides information for new PPP borrowers.
Game-changing updates to the Employee Retention Credit

Game-changing updates to the Employee Retention Credit

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan recipients may now qualify for the employee retention tax credit based on new legislation signed.
Temporary relief to calculate personal use of employer-provided cars

Temporary relief to calculate personal use of employer-provided cars

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Notice 2021-7 allows taxpayers to switch valuation methods for employer-provided vehicles.
PPP eligibility expanded to certain section 501(c)(6) organizations

PPP eligibility expanded to certain section 501(c)(6) organizations

Year-end stimulus legislation extends Paycheck Protection Program and expands eligibility for exempt organizations.
New Markets Tax Credit program extended five years

New Markets Tax Credit program extended five years

The program, scheduled to expire on Dec. 31, 2020, received a five-year extension under the recent federal spending bill.
IRS releases electronic Form 1024-A

IRS releases electronic Form 1024-A

Section 501(c)(4) organizations must submit applications for tax-exempt status to the IRS electronically through pay.gov.
Retirement plans under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

Retirement plans under the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021

The Act does not lengthen CARES Act COVID plan relief, but offers relief for non-COVID disasters, partial terminations and pension plans.
Qualified residential living facilities avoid interest disallowance

Qualified residential living facilities avoid interest disallowance

Revenue procedure allows treatment of qualified residential living facility operations as a section 163(j) real property trade or business.
Long-awaited rules issued on income recognition for accrual taxpayers

Long-awaited rules issued on income recognition for accrual taxpayers

Final regulations provide accrual taxpayers certain flexibility for recognizing income and offer sought-after cost offset for sale of goods.
Late year fiscal aid lifts growth prospects for 2021

Late year fiscal aid lifts growth prospects for 2021

Congress passed a $900 billion rescue package that includes funds for midsize companies, direct payments to households and jobless benefits.
FASB proposes goodwill impairment triggering event alternative

FASB proposes goodwill impairment triggering event alternative

FASB proposes a goodwill impairment triggering event alternative for certain private companies and not-for-profit entities.
COVID-19 relief Act extends and improves many credits and incentives

COVID-19 relief Act extends and improves many credits and incentives

The 2021 Consolidated Appropriations Act passes Congress and includes many extended and improved tax credits and incentives.
Congress passes appropriations bill, containing COVID-19 relief bill

Congress passes appropriations bill, containing COVID-19 relief bill

Last minute negotiations pave way for Congress to pass second major COVID-19 stimulus package with tax law changes and tax extenders.