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Self-Employed Persons – Understanding the Payroll Protection Program (PPP)

June 25, 2020 There are still a number of questions both under the original provisions and under the Flexibility Act but these insights will assist your planning. If you already have your PPP funds, we’ve identified insights for you. If you don’t have the funding yet, you must apply immediately to assure an SBA number …

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SBA Releases Revisions to Interim Final Rule and Revised PPP Forgiveness Application

Released Wednesday, June 17thThursday, June 18, 2020 The Small Business Administration (SBA), in conjunction with the US Treasury, has released revisions to the Interim Final Rule relating to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and released two new PPP Loan Forgiveness applications. Our COVID-19 Response Team discusses the major updates, along with links to the revised PPP …

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Paycheck Protection Program – Status of Filing for Forgiveness

June 16, 2020 By Kathy Davis, CPA Our COVID-19 Response Team received additional guidance when the SBA issued the application dated May 20, 2020, and then, finally, H.R. 7010 (extension of time to spend the funds and decrease in payroll costs to the other applicable costs, signed by the President on June 5, 2020). Now, …

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Apple Growth Partners Adds Female Executives to Leadership Team

AKRON, Ohio – (June 12, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, has announced two recent appointments to the leadership team. Susan Burnoski, CPA, and Christine Waltjen, CPA, have joined the firm’s Executive Committee. Susan Burnoski, CPA, is a principal and director of audit and assurance. Burnoski joined AGP more …

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JUNE UPDATE: Estimated Loan Forgiveness Calculator

Thursday, June 4, 2020 In response to the recently passed Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (PPFA), our COVID-19 Response Team has updated our frequently requested Forgiveness Calculator. Our new June Update Loan Forgiveness Calculator includes the recent changes from the PPFA, including FTE calculations. The PPFA is pending final signature from the President (as of 5:15 …

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Be the Change: AGP’s Response to the George Floyd Tragedy

By Chuck Mullen, Chairman I recently saw a meme of Back to the Future fare where Doc told Marty “whatever you do, don’t go to 2020.” Heck, the troubles have come so fast and furious, Doc could just have accurately said “don’t go to 2nd quarter 2020.” Two major crises have struck our country in less than …

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The Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act Awaits the President’s Signature

June 3, 2020 By Sue Peirce, CPA, COVID-19 Response Team Leader On June 3, 2020, the Senate, by unanimous consent, cleared the bill the House passed on May 28th to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The President is expected to sign the bill soon. The bill known as the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act (H.R. …

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Apple Growth Partners Broadens Canton Office Tax Talent

CANTON, Ohio – (June 3, 2020) – Apple Growth Partners (AGP), award-winning accounting and business advisory firm, welcomes Anthony (Tony) Peterson, CPA, to the Canton office as a senior tax associate. Peterson comes to AGP with an impressive tax and accounting background, having already passed the CPA exam within two years of completing his bachelor’s …

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SBA’s Newest PPP Interim Final Rule Clarifies Foreign Employees Must be Counted to Determine Size

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 SBA’s newest Interim Final Rule, posted on May 18th, clarifies that borrowers must count all employees, both foreign and domestic, for purposes of the size limitations of the PPP, subject to certain exceptions to affiliation. The IFR follows closely after the SBA and U.S. Department of Treasury published FAQ 44 on …

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