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[ … ]

Josephine Giordano to speak at the National Cannabis Business Symposium

Josephine Giordano, a Director in BeachFleischman’s Financial Forensics and Business Valuation Services Group, will be giving two presentations at the National Cannabis Business Symposium on October 26-27. She will present on the topics of “Dealing with Disruption After COVID-19” and an “Arizona Update: Growth on the Horizon.” Ms. Giordano is the Chairperson of the Arizona[ … ]

M&A: Considerations for PPP Loans

Do you have a business that received a PPP loan and now you are considering a change in ownership, like a sale, purchase of a competitor or even adding a new partner? There are several different things that need to be considered before any transaction in order to preserve your ability to get PPP loan forgiveness. Here are the questions you should be asking before you sign on the dotted line.

Latest PPP FAQ Document Provides Clarity on Some Aspects of Forgiveness

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and Treasury released an updated Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) FAQ on Aug. 4 in an effort to address PPP loan forgiveness issues that have arisen as borrowers begin to complete their applications. The 23 FAQs address various aspects of PPP forgiveness including general loan forgiveness, payroll costs, non-payroll costs, and[ … ]

Where Does Arizona’s Revenue Stand At This Moment?

The COVID-19 pandemic that led to tens of thousands of layoffs, and record levels of unemployment claims in Arizona has also pummeled sales tax revenue over the past couple of months. We’ll remain in wait-and-see mode to see whether the lapsing of the stay-at-home order boosted the economy enough to counter the spike in cases[ … ]