SBA Issues Update First PPP Interim Final Rule Following PPP Flexibility Act

On June 10, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an updated interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in response to the PPP Flexibility Act passed on June 5, 2020. The updated guidance accounts for revisions made to the covered period, usage of funds changes, extended safe harbors, and more. Here is[ … ]

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Assistance Now Available

If your business has received an SBA Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, now is the time to begin planning how you will allocate and document your spending over the relevant covered period to ensure you receive the maximum loan forgiveness. Work with our PPP Loan Task Force We have designed flat-fee consulting packages to help[ … ]

SBA issues new guidance on PPP loan necessity certification

There have been many questions regarding Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and the borrowers’ required good-faith certification concerning loan necessity. Concerns over the possible ramifications of applying for the loan and then having the Small Business Association (SBA) evaluate the certification after the fact have been front and center in the national dialogue. Today, the[ … ]

Finally, Some Good News for Plan Sponsors!

Typically this time of year no one is praising the IRS. Many of us are still searching for those last few donation receipts or the 1099 we put somewhere we wouldn’t forget it, or scrambling to find the funds to pay a balance due. But April 2015 will be remembered by employers who sponsor retirement[ … ]

Saving Money on Plan Administration Costs

While the economy may be improving, everyone we know is still attempting to cut costs where they can. As you do this within your own company, we would like to share with you an idea for reducing the amount of fees paid for plan administration…allocate an annual administration fee to terminated participants. As retirement plans[ … ]

10 Common Mistakes that Occur in Retirement Plans

There are a lot of combos that bring a smile to your face when you hear them: Peanut butter & Chocolate Laverne & Shirley (or for the younger set… Beavis & Butt-Head) Joe Montana & Jerry Rice Bacon & … anything Audit & Department of Labor I doubt that last one is on your list. [ … ]

Amendment & Restatement: Is your plan included?

Most retirement plans have adopted a pre-approved plan published by a third party. If your plan is included, you may see the term “prototype” or “volume submitter” in the plan document or on its cover page. You can also refer to the “Federal income tax status” footnote of your plan’s audited financial statements to see[ … ]