Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Signed by President

On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act after it passed the Senate with a unanimous vote. The bill drafted by the House extends certain provisions of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to provide small businesses with relief in the timeframe and use of their PPP loan funds.[ … ]

Best Practices for Organizing the PPP Loan Accounting Process

I received my Paycheck Protection Program Loan. Now what do I do? Many of our clients have received their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan and are asking us for procedures on accounting for the loan, maintaining the documentation, and navigating all the related twists and turns involved with the program’s requirements and ultimate loan forgiveness.[ … ]

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[ … ]

Arizona’s Burgeoning Cannabis and Hemp Industry

Earlier this year, BeachFleischman’s Josephine Giordano moderated a panel discussion for the newly formed ASCPA Cannabis Special Interest Section covering legal and regulatory challenges, dispensary operations, and accounting and tax issues for cannabis and hemp industry in Arizona. Her article about that panel discussion will be in the May/June issue of AZ CPA magazine.