March 19, 2020
There is tax payment relief from the IRS... but you still must FILE your taxes by the April 15 deadline! Following President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration pursuant to the Stafford Act, the U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) yesterday issued guidance allowing all individual and other non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax (including self-employment tax) payments due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. The guidance also allows corporate taxpayers a similar deferment of up to $10 million of federal income tax payments that would be due on April 15, 2020, until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest.
This guidance does not change the April 15 filing deadline.
“Americans should file their tax returns by April 15 because many will receive a refund. Those filing will be able to take advantage of their refunds sooner,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin. “This deferment allows those who owe a payment to the IRS to defer the payment until July 15 without interest or penalties. Treasury and IRS are ensuring that hardworking Americans and businesses have additional liquidity for the next several months.”
Yesterday’s guidance will result in about $300 billion of additional liquidity in the economy in the near term. Treasury and IRS will issue additional guidance as needed and continue working with Congress, on a bipartisan basis, on legislation to provide further relief to the American people.
We will closely monitor the situation and keep you updated with any new guidance or additional relief.
It’s safe to say that most people are laser focused on money right now—specifically on how to make it last longer. To help you do just that, we compiled the following list of tips for spending less in 2020:
The U.S. House overwhelmingly (417-1) approved legislation Thursday, May 28th, making it easier for small businesses and other recipients of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funding to qualify for forgiveness of the loans.
The House bill, called the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA), H.R. 7010, includes:
The following are the rules for the Paycheck Protection Program — especially in relation to maximizing Loan Forgiveness. Regulations and guidance from the government have evolved and we will continue to keep you updated on changes moving forward.