H2R CPA Blog

Webinar Recording: Financial and Legal Risks for School Districts

This H2R CPA webinar was presented live on May 27, 2020. The webinar recording can be accessed here. A PDF of the webinar presentation can be accessed here. Webinar Summary School board members and leadership continue to manage the effects of COVID-19. From remote teaching to canceling graduation ceremonies, the state of confusion is more likely … Read more

PPP Loan Forgiveness Update

by Jeff Wolstoncroft, CPA The following is a summary of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness (5/22/2020): Payroll costs are on a cash basis on the front end of the 8 weeks and accrual basis for the final pay of the 8 weeks, for forgiveness.  Meaning the payrolls paid during … Read more

IRS releases 2021 amounts for Health Savings Accounts

The IRS recently released the 2021 inflation-adjusted amounts for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). HSA basics An HSA is a trust created or organized exclusively for the purpose of paying the “qualified medical expenses” of an “account beneficiary.” An HSA can only be established for the benefit of an “eligible individual” who is covered under a … Read more

Will I need to certify economic need for my PPP loan?

The SBA has provided some guidance regarding the requirement for borrowers to certify their economic need for a PPP loan. If the loan amount is under $2m, then the loan will fall under safe harbor and will not need to be certified. The SBA has stated that it will not be able to review these … Read more

IRS clarifies the deductibility of PPP-funded expenses

The IRS has issued new guidance addressing a question that has lingered since the launch of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) — whether expenses paid for with forgiven, tax-free PPP loan proceeds are deductible business expenses under Section 162 of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). The guidance in IRS Notice 2020-32 doesn’t provide the answer … Read more

Business Charitable Contribution Rules – CARES Act Changes

In light of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many businesses are interested in donating to charity. In order to incentivize charitable giving, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act made some liberalizations to the rules governing charitable deductions. Here are two changes that affect businesses: The limit on charitable deductions for corporations has … Read more