H2R CPA Blog

CARES Act provides COVID-19 pandemic relief to businesses

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) represents the third phase of Congress’s legislative efforts to address the financial and health care crisis resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to providing relief to individuals and mustering forces to shore up the medical response, the CARES Act includes numerous provisions intended … Read more

CARES Act – Some Provisions of Interest

The following provisions of the CARES Act may be of particular interest. Paycheck protection program The Act increases eligibility for certain small businesses and nonprofit organizations. During the covered period of February 15, 2020 and ending on June 30, 2020, any business or nonprofit, generally, which employs not more than 500 employees shall be eligible … Read more

Disaster Relief Loans – Application Process

The ability to access capital and maintain cash flow is essential for all business, especially in these difficult times. The soon to be passed CARES Act has provided for various lending facilities in hopes to allow businesses quicker access to available funds. However, the Act still needs to be passed and then the various government … Read more

CARES Act will provide billions of dollars of relief

After extensive negotiations between the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and the White House, an agreement has been reached on a massive stimulus bill to address the financial and health care crisis resulting from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As of this writing, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) has … Read more

Filing and Payment Deadlines – Questions and Answers

In Notice 2020-18, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced special Federal income tax return filing and payment relief in response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. Below are answers to frequently asked questions related to the relief provided in the Notice. These questions and answers will be updated periodically … Read more

Critical Infrastructure Sectors

There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors whose assets, systems, and networks, whether physical or virtual, are considered so vital to the United States that their incapacitation or destruction would have a debilitating effect on security, national economic security, national public health or safety, or any combination thereof. Presidential Policy Directive 21 (PPD-21): Critical Infrastructure Security … Read more

Waiver of Penalties on Accelerated Sales Tax Prepayments

To assist the business community as the Commonwealth responds to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue is waiving penalties for businesses that are required to make Accelerated Sales Tax (AST) prepayments by the deadline of Friday, March 20. Additionally, for April sales tax payments, the department is waiving the AST prepayment requirement and asking … Read more