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TX passes HB 1195 making forgiveness of PPP loans non taxable for the Texas Franchise Tax

Texas makes PPP Forgiveness non taxable for Franchise Tax

The Texas legislature just passed on the morning of April 23, 2021, HB 1195, making the forgiveness of PPP loans non taxable for the Texas Franchise Tax. The bill originated in the House and, initially, only included the Paycheck Protection Program. When it went to the Senate, the bill was amended to specifically include the […]

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How to deduct you PPP expenses under the CARES Act?

Right now, the IRS says you can’t deduct the expenses related to your PPP loan forgiveness but it doesn’t have to be that way. Write to your Congressperson and Senators and tell them to allow PPP Expense deductions for small businesses. See the sample letter at the end of this post from the AICPA. There

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2020 Year End Tax Planning – $300 Charitable Contribution Deductions

Back in 2017, Congress passed the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Part of this Act doubled the standardized deduction. Since then, many people who used to itemize their deductions are now opting to take the Standard Deduction instead of itemizing their deduction. One draw back is that charitable contributions are included in the itemized deductions.

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PPP Loan Forgiveness IFR issued 8/24/2020

New SBA IFR on PPP Loans Released Today – 8/24/2020

The tax community has been expecting additional Interim Final Rules (IFR’s) for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans for a long time now. The speed at which these IFRs have been released has slowed down considerably, but, lo and behold, the Small Business Administration has released a NEW IFR today, August 24, 2020. The title

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Paycheck Protection Program - Don't shame companies, look for these issues that really matter

Instead of PPP loan shaming, look for this information

The US Treasury and Small Business Administration have released some details about the companies that received Paycheck Protection Program loans and it includes businesses of all shapes and sizes. Yes it’s interesting to see who received them, but there is no shame in receiving one of these loans and using it to keep your employees

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Paycheck Protection Plan – update from our Chase banker

In the effort to share information as quickly as possible, I wanted to give you an update that we just received from our banker at Chase Bank. I am assuming this is a nationwide policy, or at least a regional policy. Here’s the message I just received: Here is an update based on the conversation

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Paycheck Protection Program loan details revealed

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has released information related to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses. This Program consists of loans to small (and not so small) businesses to help cover expenses like payroll, rent, and utilities. Background on the loans: The loans provide businesses with funds to pay up to 8

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