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PPP Update

I presented an update covering changes to the Paycheck Protection Program up through August 24, 2020.  It covers only the highlights of the most important changes. Please enjoy the attached PowerPoint presentation: PPP Update 8.26.20 1.2

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IRS on Verge of Catastrophic Breakdown

The National Taxpayer Advocate, Erin M. Collins, warned in a posting on her official blog (9/3/20) that the IRS desperately needs upgrades to its computer systems and infrastructure. “Tax administration is at risk, and the country and the IRS need … Continue reading

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SBA Issues PPP Loan Forgiveness Forms and Instructions

The Small Business Administration has issued forms and instructions for applications for forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Loans. The instructions answer some of our burning questions about accounting methods (cash vs accrual)  and the FTE calculations. An FTE is defined as … Continue reading

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Small Business Expense Protection Act

A bill called the Small Business Expense Protection Act has been introduced into the United States Senate It would overrule the recent IRS ruling that expenses paid with forgiven PPP loan funds are not deductible.   Mark S Gleason CPA … Continue reading

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IRS Rules Against Deduction of Expenses Paid with Forgiven PPP Loans

IRS Notice 2020-32 rules that taxpayers are not entitled to a deduction for expenses paid with forgiven Paycheck Protection Program Loans. This flies in the face of the language in the CARES Act stating that the forgiveness of the loan … Continue reading

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You Tube Presentation on Forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program Loans

Here is a link to the presentation I posted to YouTube on Forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program Loans:   Mark S Gleason CPA www.mattson-cpa.com

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15% FIRPTA Withholding Can Often Be Avoided

Foreign individuals and businesses who own US real estate will learn, when it comes time to sell their property, that the Foreign Investment in Real Property Tax Act (FIRPTA) requires 15% of the gross sales proceeds to be withheld by … Continue reading

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Free Tax Return Preparation in Minnesota

To add an addendum to my blog posting of January about IRS free file, I have information about free tax return preparation sites in Minnesota. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and AARP Tax-Aide programs help taxpayers prepare and file … Continue reading

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Let’s See Your Data Security Plan

Paid tax return preparers are required to have a written information security plan. Both the IRS and the Federal Trade Commission have a rule requiring specified types of businesses to have written security plans for their customers’ data.  Tax preparers, … Continue reading

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More “Phantom” Tax Deductions?

Now that the standard deduction for a married couple filing a joint return has been raised to over $24,000, most taxpayers who formerly itemized deductions will no longer be itemizing their deductions. My wife and I didn’t itemizing deductions for … Continue reading

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