COVID-19 Resources

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 […]

Yesterday, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) published its temporary rules regarding Paid Leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The 124-page temporary rule, which is immediately in effect, provided much of the same information we have already seen under the questions and answers DOL has been publishing, but also clarified some additional matters. […]

On March 31, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) posted guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). This guidance follows the passage of the CARES Act, and the guidance includes the PPP loan application, which can be found here on the U.S. Department of the Treasury website, along with information sheets for borrowers and lenders. […]

Under a flurry of recent legislation, Congress has created several tax credits to reimburse employers for paying certain types of wages during the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020. Until now, the precise mechanism for claiming these tax credits has been unclear. With the March 30 IRS issuance of guidance and a draft version of Form 7200, […]

Applications for loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) are now available. The application can be found here. The completed application and  the required documentation should be submitted to an approved lender as soon as possible and prior to June 30, 2020. The Small Business Administration also provided additional information regarding PPP loans: Any loan […]

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