If the SBA Made Six Loan Payments on Your Behalf, Are You Taxed?

Are you one of the millions of businesses that have an outstanding non-disaster Small Business Administration (SBA) loan? These include: 7(a) loans: general small business loans of up to $5 million, 504 loans: loans of up to $5.5 million to provide financing for major fixed assets such as equipment or real estate, and microloans: short-term… Read More

Avoid Trouble: Don’t Let the IRS Set Your S Corporation Salary

You likely formed an S corporation to save on self-employment taxes. If so, is your S corporation salary nonexistent? too low? too high? just right? Getting the S corporation salary right is important. First, if it’s too low and you get caught by the IRS, you will pay not only income taxes and self-employment taxes… Read More

New Law Kneecaps Stretch IRA – Here’s What You Can Do About It

Last December, the imaginatively named Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act became law. The SECURE Act was intended mainly to expand opportunities for individuals to increase their retirement savings and to simplify the administration of retirement plans. Fine. Good. But the act also included a big unfavorable change that kneecapped the so-called… Read More

How Many Whole or Partial Rooms Can You Use for Your Home Office?

With the COVID-19 pandemic still going on, you may be spending more time working from your home office. You may have taken some extra rooms for your business use. Is that okay? Section 280A(c) states that you may claim a home office based on the portion of the dwelling that you use exclusively and regularly… Read More

PPP Update: Two New Rules for Owners of S and C Corporations

The Payroll Protection Program (PPP) rules—they keep a-changin’. During the past month, the Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a new set of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and a new interim final rule, which in combination create the following good news for the Payroll Protection Program (PPP): More forgiveness. The $20,833 cap on corporate owner-employee compensation… Read More

7 Things To Know Before You Take Out an Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs)

Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) can be a great source of low-interest funding for businesses struggling with the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans, EIDLs are not forgivable—borrowers have to pay them back. But they have a low 3.75 percent interest rate and a long… Read More