Tag: Paycheck Protection Program

A Special 2-Week PPP Window for Companies with Fewer than 20 Employees

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on February 22, 2021 1 Comment
A Special 2-Week PPP Window for Companies with Fewer than 20 Employees

The Biden administration is establishing a two-week window starting on Wednesday, Feb. 24, in which only businesses with fewer than 20 employees — the overwhelming majority of small businesses — can apply for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgivable loans.

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Small Business Administration and Treasury Release Updated Loan Forgiveness Guidance

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics by on January 20, 2021 3 Comments
Small Business Administration and Treasury Release Updated Loan Forgiveness Guidance

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Treasury Department last night released loan forgiveness guidance and forms incorporating changes made by the recently enacted COVID relief legislation, including the much anticipated one-page application for borrowers that received a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan of $150,000 or less.

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Get Answers to Your PPP Questions

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on January 13, 2021 2 Comments
Get Answers to Your PPP Questions

The expanded Paycheck Protection Program reopened this week and interested businesses are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. NAHB has updated its FAQs about the program to help you get started.

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PPP Rules Updated as New Loans Begin on Jan. 11

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on January 7, 2021 2 Comments
PPP Rules Updated as New Loans Begin on Jan. 11

The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury Department have released new regulations on the expanded Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as amended through the $900 billion coronavirus relief package that was enacted into law at the end of December.

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IRS Says Businesses with Forgiven PPP Loans Cannot Deduct Expenses

Filed in Disaster Response, Economics, Tax Reform by on November 19, 2020 10 Comments
IRS Says Businesses with Forgiven PPP Loans Cannot Deduct Expenses

Businesses that get their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans forgiven will not qualify for some valuable deductions, according to IRS guidance that reiterates its position taken in April.  In addition, companies that have “a reasonable expectation that the government won’t require them to pay back the money can’t deduct the business expenses paid for by the loan.”

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Forgivable PPP Loans May be Taxable in Some States

Filed in Economics, Tax Reform by on September 21, 2020 0 Comments
Forgivable PPP Loans May be Taxable in Some States

Businesses who received loans under the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) may be eligible to have that loan forgiven, which may result in unforeseen tax consequences.  The federal Internal Revenue Code generally treats forgiven debt as taxable income; fortunately, Congress has excluded forgiven PPP loans from federal taxable income. However, as noted in a recent blog post by the Small Business Administration, that income may still be treated as taxable by your state.

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SBA Issues FAQ on PPP Loan Forgiveness

Filed in Business Management, Disaster Response by on August 14, 2020 3 Comments
SBA Issues FAQ on PPP Loan Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration has issued an FAQ on loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Any members who have received PPP loans must be very careful that they follow all conditions and requirements of these loans in order to be eligible for forgiveness.

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Paycheck Protection Program Loan Deadline is Aug. 8

Filed in Advocacy, Disaster Response by on August 7, 2020 4 Comments
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Deadline is Aug. 8

As the Aug. 8 deadline approaches to apply for a small business loan through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), NAHB continues to urge Congress to extend the deadline and ensure broader builder eligibility under the PPP so that land developers, multifamily property owners and state and local home builder associations have access to this loan program.

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NAHB and Michigan Builders File Suit to Expand PPP Eligibility

Filed in Disaster Response, Legal by on June 30, 2020 3 Comments
NAHB and Michigan Builders File Suit to Expand PPP Eligibility

With so many builders unfairly unable to obtain a forgivable loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), NAHB, along with the HBA of Michigan and HBA of Southeastern Michigan, today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury and the U.S. Small Business Administration, challenging their decision to apply onerous regulations onto PPP that prevent certain builders and developers from accessing this much-needed source of funding and having those loans forgiven.

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NAHB Leaders Call on Treasury Secretary to Expand PPP Eligibility for Builders

Filed in Codes and Standards, Disaster Response by on June 26, 2020 1 Comment
NAHB Leaders Call on Treasury Secretary to Expand PPP Eligibility for Builders

NAHB Chairman Chuck Fowke and CEO Jerry Howard held a virtual discussion with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin today and urged the secretary to expand eligibility under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to allow more workers in the residential construction sector to access the loan program.

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