IRS Guidance on Deductions of PPP Loans

A recent guidance issued by the Internal Revenue Service and the US Treasury specifies that businesses may not deduct costs covered by Paycheck Protection Program loans if they expect their debt to ultimately be forgiven, a decision that stands to impact the 2020 tax filings of small business owners in particular. The recently released guidance…

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IRS Issues Guidance on Payroll Tax Deferral

Last Friday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) along with the U.S. Department of the Treasury published a new guidance relating deferral of the employee share of payroll taxes for social security. The guidance (Notice 2020-65) provides that an employer choosing to defer the payment of employee payroll taxes between now and the end of the…

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