SBA raises EIDL loan limit to $500,000

The Small Business Administration is more than tripling the maximum amount that small businesses and nonprofits can borrow under the Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021 the loan limit for COVID-19 EIDL loans will jump from six months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24 months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000. “More than 3.7 million businesses employing more than 20 million people have found financial relief through SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans, which provide low-interest emergency working capital to help

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IRS Announces New Extended Tax Deadline for Individuals

March 17, 2021- The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. Individual taxpayers can also postpone federal income tax payments for the 2020 tax year due on April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This postponement applies to individual taxpayers, including individuals who pay self-employment tax. Penalties, interest, and additions to tax will begin to accrue on any remaining unpaid balances as

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Maryland Extends State Income Tax Filing Deadline to July 15th

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that he is extending the state income tax filing deadline until July 15, 2021. No interest or penalties will be assessed if returns are filed and taxes are paid by the new deadline. The extension, which applies to individual, pass-through entity, fiduciary, and corporate income tax returns with due dates between January 1 and July 15, 2021, inclusive, including first and second quarter estimated payments, is due to recent and pending legislation at the state and federal levels that impact 2020 tax filings and provide economic relief for taxpayers harmed by the COVID19

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Business Education Series: PPP Round Two – What You Need to Know

PPP Round Two – What You Need to Know MillerMusmarCPAs is a proud sponsor of the Business Education Series. The Small Business Association (SBA), in consultation with the U.S. Treasury Department, reopened the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for loans in January.  The program will now provide loans to both first-time borrowers as well as businesses that already received a PPP loan. There is still time to submit your application! David Hincapie, Economic Development Specialist at, Small Business Administration (SBA), will present timely information for applying for this round of funding. We will also be joined by Dayana Villanueva, Vice President, M&T Bank, and Joey Musmar,

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SBA Issues Extensive Final Rule Revising Several Small Business Contracting Regulations

On October 16, 2020, the SBA issued an extensive final rule that makes numerous revisions and clarifications to the small business procurement regulations.  This article provides a high-level overview of some of the most significant changes implemented by the new rule, and we will provide further analysis of these changes over the coming weeks. Most provisions of this final rule will take effect on November 16, 2020.   Changes to the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program Merged the 8(a) Mentor-Protégé Program into the All Small Mentor-Protégé Program. This resulted in the update or removal of references to the former 8(a) Mentor-Protégé

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2020 depreciation limits for cars and trucks are issued

The IRS on Wednesday issued the limitations on depreciation deductions for passenger automobiles first placed in service in 2020 and the amounts of income inclusion for lessees of passenger automobiles first leased during 2020 (Rev. Proc. 2020-37). For these purposes, passenger automobiles include trucks and vans. The amounts in the revenue procedure are inflation-adjusted as required by Sec. 280F(d)(7), using the automobile component of the chained consumer price index for all urban consumers (C-CPI-U). For passenger automobiles to which the Sec. 168(k) additional (bonus) first-year depreciation deduction applies and that are acquired after Sept. 27, 2017, and placed in

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New Virginia Employment Law Update

Virginia Legislators Create Different World for Virginia Employers. Virginia Governor has signed into law, new measures providing Virginia Commonwealth employees broad protections and enhanced mechanisms by which to bring claims against their employers for violations of those protections.  These laws address issues such as employee misclassification, wage payment, and non-competition agreements. However, perhaps the most consequential new law is Senate Bill 868, known as the “Virginia Values Act,” which significantly expands the scope of Virginia’s Human Rights Act (“VHRA”) by not only broadening the characteristics protected by and actions prohibited by the law, but by also greatly enhancing the remedies

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Understanding the 2020 Coronavirus Relief Bill (the CARES Act)

Assistance for Employers and Businesses   By  John Carney and Ehren Wade March 28, 2020 On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed H.R. 748, the “CARES Act,” which provides a number of benefits to individual and business taxpayers who are adversely affected by the outbreak of COVID-19, otherwise known as the “coronavirus.” Below is a summary of the key provisions of the CARES Act. Please contact us if you have any questions or we can otherwise assist you with obtaining any of these benefits for you or your business. Financial Assistance for Individuals: Individuals receiving unemployment benefits would be eligible

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FAQs About COBRA Insurance Coverage

  If you’ve recently lost your job, it doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve lost your insurance. You may qualify for COBRA. At this point, you may be asking how a snake is going to help you with health insurance as you’re feeling the painful bite of unemployment. You’ve also lost your health insurance coverage that you had through that employer. That’s perfect timing — you can’t simply buy a new individual health insurance policy because you can’t afford the premiums since you’re without a job. It’s not as though you could pay for any medical fees out of pocket without

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Attention Local Workers Whose Job Has Been Affected by the Coronavirus

If you are a worker who has been totally or partially separated from your job due to Coronavirus, please note that no claim for unemployment insurance may be filed or processed until an actual lay off from employment has occurred, or until there has been an actual reduction in hours.  When filing your claim for unemployment benefits, please be sure to check the reason for separation as Lack of Work/Lay off.  If you will be filing because of a reduction in hours, you will not receive benefits unless your gross earnings are less than your weekly benefit amount.  Currently,

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