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Estate Planning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic
On August 8, 2020, President Trump took the unusual—and highly controversial—unilateral executive action route to provide limited economic relief to U.S. citizens without the approval of Congress. His actions were in the form of three executive memoranda and one executive order, which are summarized herein.
In early June 2020, Congress adopted and the President signed the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) Flexibility Act of 2020 (“Flexibility Act”), which was designed to ease some of the strictures and address some of the confusion arising from the PPP. In particular, the Flexibility Act expanded the Covered Period for loan forgiveness from eight weeks […]
Since the passage of the CARES Act on March 27, 2020, and the introduction of the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) on April 3, 2020, almost four and a half million businesses, non-profit organizations, and self-employed individuals have received PPP loans totaling some $510 billion. The Department of Treasury and the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) worked […]
On Friday, May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration began outlining the process for obtaining forgiveness of loans issued pursuant to the Payroll Protection Program, when it issued SBA Form 3508, entitled “Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application” (“Forgiveness Application”). The 11-page document sets forth write papers information and documentation required to obtain loan forgiveness, […]
After Congress’s adoption of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act, including the Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) on March 27, 2020, the Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an Interim Final Rule (“Final Rule”) that governed the implementation of the CARES Act. Since then, the SBA has supplemented […]
Congress created the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a key avenue for economic relief under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Small businesses quickly drew down the $350 billion free grammar checker that Congress set aside for the program, and Congress is in the process of authorizing an additional $310 billion for […]
In the recently-adopted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress and the President put in place a program designed to introduce cash into the economy and provided greater liquidity for businesses. For many small and mid-sized businesses, the CARES Act provides a direct infusion of capital through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The […]
The linchpin of the recently-adopted Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—a program designed to rapidly infuse cash into the U.S. economy through forgivable Small Business Administration (SBA) loans targeted to paying employee expenses. The CARES Act was only adopted on March 27, 2020, and the Department of […]
On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor posted a Temporary Rule issuing regulations pursuant to the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (“EPSLA”) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (“EFMLEA”), both part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). Both the new law and rules are effective as of April 1, 2020.