S Corporations and PPP Loan Forgiveness
Attaining S corporation status has certain tax advantages. S corporations are treated as passthrough entities for tax purposes and the protection of shareholder assets. However, the relief acts passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic revealed some potential problems with how income passed to individual shareholders is taxed. Two of the most relevant issues are discussed here.
What the New PPP Means for Your Business
Enacted at the end of 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, allocates $325 billion to small businesses, nonprofits and venues hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic. Of that amount, approximately $284 billion goes toward the Paycheck Protection Program. The previous round of PPP funding ended earlier in 2020.
The PPP loan program, slated to end on June 30, will now accept applications until Aug. 8, thanks to a last-minute bill passed by Congress.
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