COVID-19 Resources

To help taxpayers, the Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced April 9, 2020, that Notice 2020-23 extends additional key tax deadlines for individuals and businesses to July 15, 2020. This extension includes a variety of tax form filings and payment obligations that are due between April 1, 2020 and July 15, […]

On April 6, the SBA updated its Paycheck Protection Program Loans Frequently Asked Questions, which provides much needed guidance to borrowers and lenders. Many important questions were answered, including these two listed in italics: Question: The CARES Act excludes from the definition of payroll costs any employee compensation in excess of an annual salary of […]

As owners and contractors feel the bite of shrinking revenues due to the economic slowdown, contractors are bound to see payment problems arise on ongoing projects. Contractors may find themselves contemplating whether to stop work on-site in response to nonpayment. At first blush, stopping work on-site may seem like a simple and obvious solution for […]

Although not getting as much attention as forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans, Economic Injury Disaster loans are a viable alternative or complementary emergency loan for businesses — especially businesses that do not have many employees, such as real-estate holding companies. The CARES Act provide an opportunity for borrowers by waiving certain requirements that otherwise renders […]

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This article summarizes the tax relief provisions for individuals and the retirement plan access provisions that are contained in the CARES Act. A summary of tax relief provisions for business can be […]

The estate planning team at O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong and Laing, S.C. is safely helping clients create estate plans, or update existing estate plans, during this COVID-19 crisis. Estate planning documents must comply with Wisconsin’s strict signing requirements to be legally enforceable. For example, some documents require two witnesses or a notary to witness a […]

Many companies controlled by private-equity firms and venture-capital firms still have not received clearance to apply for emergency loans through the Small Business Administration. Despite bi-partisan support and lobbying efforts by PE and VC firms late last week, there has been no waiver of the Small Business Administration’s affiliation rules, which jeopardizes the ability of […]

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides much-needed assistance to small businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to providing forgivable loans of up to $10,000,000, the CARES Act more than doubles the debt limitation under the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) for a one-year period commencing March […]

Many companies owned by private-equity firms and venture-capital firms are in jeopardy of being ineligible to apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans unless Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin grants a late reprieve from the Small Business Administration’s affiliation rules. Democratic and Republican lawmakers urged Mnuchin on Thursday to waive the affiliation rule and seemed hopeful that […]

On the night of April 2, 2020, the SBA issued additional guidance with respect to the Paycheck Protection Program.  The guidelines, referred to as the Interim Final Rule, can be found here.  While the Rule reiterates many of the things we previously reported on, here are some of the key new takeaways: Borrowers SHOULD NOT […]

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