It has been more than eight months since the enactment of the CARES Act,[i] yet here we are, with the end of 2020 in sight, and we are still debating whether taxpayers should be allowed to claim a deduction for business expenses that were properly paid using the proceeds of a loan under the
Forget Congress: The IRS Needs to Reverse Course On The Deduction of Business Expenses Paid with PPP Loan Proceeds
“Painful social lockdowns in Europe and some American states helped blunt the coronavirus. Now, amid a fitful reopening, the pandemic is once again surging.”
So begins an article on the front page of last weekend’s Wall Street Journal.[i] The article describes how governments – in response to the “economic strain” being…
The Election, the Democrats’ Tax Proposals, and Year-End Tax Planning: Caught Between Scylla and Charybdis
What a Week
There is no denying that last week’s political events were historic; one can only hope they were aberrational.
The week began with the Sunday New York Times publishing a story in which it claimed to have obtained copies of Mr. Trump’s tax returns for several years, but not including 2018 and 2019.…
Deductions for PPP Covered Expenses – Almost There; How Will Your Business Use the Tax Savings?
What Did You Do Last Night?
“Friday night, May 15 . . . You didn’t watch the roll call vote in the House? . . . On CSPN . . . The HEROES Act. . . . C’mon, seriously. . . . Really? . . . You had no interest whatsoever? . . . Foregone…
Opting Out of the PPP? There Are Some Tax Benefits to Consider
So Much Promise
I am not embarrassed to say that I was excited at the introduction of the bill that would eventually be enacted as the CARES Act.[i] In particular, I viewed the Paycheck Protection Program[ii] as a practical means of getting funds into the hands of those closely held businesses that needed…
PPP Loan Forgiveness and The Denial of Deductions for Covered Expenses – What’s Wrong with the IRS’s Position?
The Paycheck Protection Program[i] has been welcomed by many as the cornerstone of the CARES Act.[ii] It was passed by Congress and signed into law by the President shortly after the government-ordered shutdown of businesses and other organizations[iii] throughout the country as part of the effort to contain the spread…