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Tax Pitfall - PPP Loan

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 14, 2020

As a follow-up to our PPP Loan Forgiveness: Calculator and FAQs post, below is more information on a tax pitfall small businesses who received the PPP may encounter.

A recent IRS Notice will have the effect of a tax on small businesses that have their PPP loan forgiven. The CARES Act itself states that a forgiven PPP loan will not be considered taxable income to the small business. In essence, when you are forgiven debt by a bank or other party, the lender will typically issue the borrower a 1099-C for the amount forgiven, and the business or its owner will end up having to include that 1099 on their tax return and will have to pay tax on the amount forgiven as if it was income. Congress didn’t want this outcome, and as a result the CARES Act clearly states that forgiven loan amounts will not be considered forgiveness of debt income.

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Topics: small business

Favorable SBA Guidance - PPP Loan

Posted by Employer Flexible on May 14, 2020

As a follow-up to our PPP Loan Forgiveness: Calculator and FAQs post, below is more information from the SBA on re-hiring employees.

The SBA recently issued favorable guidance addressing problems small-business owners have faced in bringing back workers. The guidance, issued last week, states that if a small business makes a written offer to re-hire a worker and that worker chooses not to accept, then the employee will not be counted against the small business for purposes of the FTE forgiveness-reduction rule.

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Topics: small business

Corona Virus Special Update - Paycheck Protection Program: How to Utilize Your Funds

Posted by Employer Flexible on April 17, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program, a first-come, first-served fund of $349 billion approved by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump in March, was designed to assuage some of the financial burden for the nation’s small business owners. Due to high demand, the program reached capacity quickly and the Small Business Administration announced today that it is unable to accept new applications. It is unclear at this time whether Congress will authorize additional funding.

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Topics: small business, COVID-19

Coronavirus Special Update - SBA Loan Details

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 24, 2020
As news quickly evolves, Employer Flexible will be providing brief updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and its impact on employers.  As you may know, there have been recent legislative developments regarding financial assistance for small businesses during this time.
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Topics: COVID-19

Coronavirus Special Update - Benefit Coverage

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 20, 2020

As we continue monitoring the ever-changing situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we want to make sure we continue to provide you with the most current information regarding your medical benefits and coverage. 

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Topics: COVID-19

Coronavirus Special Update - Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 17, 2020
As news quickly evolves, Employer Flexible will be providing brief updates on coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and its impact on employers. On March 18, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and it was quickly signed into law by President Trump. The law’s new provisions on leave will go into effect on April 2.
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Topics: COVID-19

Employer Flexible's Response to COVID-19

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 17, 2020

As we continue to monitor Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments closely and better understand the unique times we are in, we thought it was important for you to hear from us.

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Topics: COVID-19

Sick Leave Laws in Texas May Be Changing- Here Is What You Need to Know

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 17, 2020

In the cities of Dallas, San Antonio and Austin, Texas, city ordinances passed in the years 2018 and 2019 that require employers who employee employees within these cities to start providing their employees with earned paid sick time, also known as the earned paid sick time ordinance. These sick days must be provided in addition to any company vacation days that are currently provided. If an employee gets sick or has a doctors' appointment, and they miss time from work, they can lose out on money that they need to support their family. These ordinances help to ensure an employee does not lose out on money from a paycheck because they were ill. 

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Topics: Human Resources

Coronavirus Plan for Businesses

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 9, 2020

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19

As the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic affects the workplace, we begin to realize there are a multitude of factors that need to be considered when formulating an appropriate response plan. These factors include, but are not limited to, the nature of the epidemic, size of the business, the specific industry, the demographics of the workforce, and operational needs.

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Topics: COVID-19

The Different Types of Hats That a Small Business Owner Has to Wear

Posted by Employer Flexible on March 5, 2020

As a small business owner, you have to wear many hats, or work a variety of different positions, in order to run and operate your business efficiently. Being a small business owner is a lot of work and requires a lot of your time. Here are just some of the many hats that a typical small business owner has to wear when they are working to get their business off of the ground. 

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Topics: small business