Closing 2020 with Some Good News

Paycheck Protection Program Corrections and Additional Funding Many industries were severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and real estate was no exception. Leases and loans were renegotiated, rents were deferred or reduced and some tenants went out of business. Congress passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as part of the CARES Act, and while good[ … ]

Employer-Provided Disaster Relief & COVID-19

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers are looking for tax-advantaged ways to help their employees with additional expenses incurred as a result of the pandemic. Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code provides the answer. On March 13, 2020, President Trump declared COVID-19 a national disaster under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency[ … ]