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PPP Forgiveness Math Deep Dive

We still do not have the final SBA rules on how the forgiveness provisions will work, but we do have the statue to give us some level of guidance.  Here is a detailed look at the forgiveness math, as best we know it.  (The key terms are defined further down, [...]

2020-05-08T11:07:52-05:00May 8th, 2020|

PPP Loan Forgiveness Q&As

Many businesses that applied for PPP loans during the first wave of funding have either received those funds or will be receiving them shortly.  If that scenario sounds familiar, now is the time to make sure you understand how PPP loan forgiveness works.  While we are still waiting for the [...]

2020-05-08T11:09:53-05:00May 8th, 2020|

MN Sales and Use Tax Grace Period Extended for Closed Businesses

As the state continues to respond to COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Revenue is extending the Sales and Use Tax grace period on Sales and Use Tax payments for businesses identified in Executive Order 20-04. The department will not assess penalties or interest as follows: Identified businesses with a monthly [...]

2020-04-10T11:17:34-05:00April 10th, 2020|

DHA Office Closure Extended

In compliance with Minnesota's extended Stay-At-Home order, we have extended our temporary office closure through May 1st, 2020.  We look forward to re-opening the office to clients and staff on Monday, May 4th.  During the office closure our entire staff is continuing to work remotely and we remain available to [...]

2020-04-10T10:33:48-05:00April 10th, 2020|

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Legislative Update

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18th 2020, and went into effect on Wednesday, April 1st. The FFCRA requires covered employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. At DHA, [...]

2020-04-02T12:52:02-05:00April 2nd, 2020|

Paycheck Protection Program: Applications Open April 3 for Small Businesses, Sole Proprietorships

The U.S. Treasury Department released information on the assistance available for small businesses through the recently enacted CARES Act. Small businesses and sole proprietorships affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program starting April 3. Independent contractors and self-employed individuals can apply starting April [...]

2020-04-07T13:01:25-05:00April 2nd, 2020|

IRS Announces People First Initiative

To help people facing the challenges of COVID-19 issues, the Internal Revenue Service has announced a sweeping series of steps to assist taxpayers by providing relief on a variety of issues ranging from easing payment guidelines to postponing compliance actions.  These new changes include issues ranging from postponing certain payments [...]

2020-03-27T08:48:30-05:00March 27th, 2020|

Filing and Payment Extensions – What You Need To Know

Please note: This blog post supersedes previous blog posts on this topic and the email sent to our clients on 3.20.20 announcing the changes to the filing deadline.  Additional details and changes have since been issued, particularly for Minnesota, those updates are reflected in this post.  We apologize for any [...]

2020-04-02T10:29:46-05:00March 25th, 2020|

Business Exemptions to MN Stay at Home Order

Governor Walz has issued Executive Order 20-20, directing Minnesotans to limit movements outside of their homes beyond essential needs from March 27 at 11:59 p.m. to April 10 at 5:00 p.m. We understand that you may have questions about how this will impact your business. The resources below will help [...]

2020-03-25T17:12:22-05:00March 25th, 2020|

MN DEED Emergency Loan Program for Small Businesses

Following Executive Order 20-15, the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has established a loan program to assist small businesses affected by Executive Orders 20-04 and 20-08 following the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses are a vital part of Minnesota’s economy and this program will provide a source of working capital to help [...]

2020-03-27T09:45:15-05:00March 23rd, 2020|