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COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

We have compiled a list of resources that you may find helpful in navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic for your small business.

Payroll Protection Flexibility Act – Relaxed Rules on PPP Forgiveness

On Friday June 5th President Trump signed new legislation (Payroll Protection Flexibility Act) that relaxes Payroll Protection Program (PPP) rules in regards to forgiveness. This may have a favorable impact on PPP loans that were previously deemed partially unforgivable based on past guidance. SmartBooks will continue to review these and future changes and assess the direct impact as it relates to the forgiveness of your PPP loan.

SBA Releases Payroll Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application

On Friday May 15th the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) published the application and related instructions to request forgiveness for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loan. Small business owners and advisors have been anxiously awaiting guidance on the forgiveness terms since the PPP was announced in March. There will likely be additional guidance and information that will be provided in the coming weeks.

New SBA Guidance on Good Faith Certifications for PPP Loans

On May 13th the Small Business Administration (SBA) released FAQ #46 related to the “good faith certification” requirements for Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans. You can read the FAQs on the Treasure website, but here is a brief summary of the most recent notice.

An Evaluation of the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has made several programs available to help small businesses. The Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan are two very aggressive pieces of legislation that were passed in order to combat the significant impact that COVID-19 has had on the economy of the United States and, more importantly, main street businesses. Although many articles have been written explaining the details of the loans, very few articles have been written explaining how and why business owners should go about choosing the various loan options.

Modeling and Managing the Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Your Business

In this white paper, we help businesses who are grappling with a high degree of uncertainty and some fear about their revenue, profit, and cash flow for the next several months or longer.

CARES Act Benefits for Individuals and Businesses due to COVID-19

On Friday March 27th The House passed the Cares Act which was signed into law by President Trump shortly after. The $2.2 trillion dollar relief package can be described as a first aid kit for taxpayers. It’s got a little bit of everything in it for everyone and everyone should be thinking how they can take advantage of this bill.

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Programs and Cash Options

Accessing cash to support your business through the COVID-19 pandemic can be challenging for small businesses. Here are a variety of programs and options that you can consider to help you.

Small Business Tax Resources Related to COVID-19

SmartBooks will continue to provide information related to small business tax related to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Small Business Government Resources related to COVID-19

With all of the information coming out about COVID-19 it can be challenging to find credible resources to help small businesses understand the impact and options that are available to support them. We have compiled a list of government resources for employers and employees to understand and navigate work-related issues related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Unemployment Information by State

A collection of resources for employers and employees who are undergoing layoffs for each state.

U.S. Small Business Administration Resources for COVID-19

A collection of resources from the Small Business Administration to help navigate.

SBA Disaster Assistance

The SBA provides low interest disaster loans for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

About Corona Virus Disease – CDC

Up-to-date information from the CDC about the COVID-19 virus.

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