COVID-19

Treasury and IRS Extend Filing Deadline and Federal Tax Payments to July 15 Regardless of Amount Owed – Individual and Business Extension Forms Not Necessary 

On Friday March 20, 2020, the IRS issued a News Release (IR‐2020‐58) and Notice 2020‐18 clarifying, expanding on, and changing previous guidance regarding taxpayers filing and payment obligations for 2019 tax returns and tax payments due between April 15, 2020 and July 15, 2020, in light of coronavirus. Notice 2020‐18 superseded Notice 2020‐17, issued just 2 days prior on March 18, 2020. Read More »

Tax Authorities Issue Guidance on Tax Relief Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that the IRS will waive interest and penalty charges on federal tax payments due April 15, 2020 for 90 days. This was in response to the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19). Quickly thereafter the IRS released Notice 2020-17 (Wednesday, March 18, 2020) providing guidance on the 90-day extension. Read More »

How is WNDE Addressing the Coronavirus (COVID-19) »

An Update Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) To our valued clients, At White Nelson Diehl Evans (WNDE), the health and safety of our employees and our clients is of paramount importance. For this reason, we are taking specific precautions to protect our staff and visitors during the current outbreak of Coronavirus. Read More »

PPP Gets Five-Week Extension

On Wednesday, July 1, the House agreed unanimously to an extension of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The five-week extension originated in the Senate on Tuesday, where it was approved late in the evening. President Trump signed the bill into law on Saturday, July 4.  With around $129 billion of loan funds still available through

SBA PPP Guidance Update—June 25-26, 2020

Late last week, the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) released yet another round of guidance updates regarding the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The areas covered by this latest release are maturity dates and loan amounts. A recent article from the Journal of Accountancy offers a brief overview of the guidance update. The additional guidance

Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act

On Wednesday night, the Senate voted unanimously in favor of the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act. This new legislation makes key adjustments to the timeline for spending Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds and revises how loan recipients are required to allocate the money. Here is a brief overview of the key provisions contained in the bill:

New Guidance Regarding PPP Loan Forgiveness

On May 22, the Small Business Administration (SBA), in conjunction with the U.S. Treasury, released additional guidance for recipients of loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). A recent article from the Journal of Accountancy examines the details of the new release. The SBA issued two new interim final rules, one regarding requirements for loan

SBA Releases Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness

On Friday, May 15, the Small Business Administration (SBA) announced an important release for borrowers who received loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The bureau made public a form and instructions for borrowers to use to apply for PPP loan forgiveness. The application must be completed and submitted to the lender that serviced the

Achieving PPP Loan Forgiveness

Businesses that have managed to secure financing through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are fortunate—but also saddled with a lot of red tape. Business owners and managers should be careful that they adhere strictly to the terms of the program, in order to qualify for loan forgiveness. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Congress created

CARES Act FAQ: Employee Retention Credit

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes a wide range of business tax provisions, including a new credit for employers that retain their employees. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If you cannot find

CARES Act FAQ: Retirement Plan Withdrawals

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes an allowance for penalty-free early withdrawals from retirement accounts. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If you cannot find the answer to your question, please do not

Watch Out for Coronavirus-Related Scams

On Thursday, April 2, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a warning concerning the development of new scams related to the coronavirus. It is not surprising that criminals are taking advantage of the chaos resulting from the coronavirus outbreak to perpetrate fraud. The IRS has observed an uptick in fraudulent requests related to the coronavirus

CARES Act FAQ: Emergency Economic Injury Grants

On March 27th, President Trump enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The historic $2.2 trillion stimulus bill includes $10 billion in funding to provide emergency grants to small businesses and nonprofits that apply for economic injury disaster loans. Below, we address some of the common questions regarding this particular initiative. If