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PPP Loan Forgiveness Updates

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the US Treasury answered additional questions this week, related to forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).  An interim final rule was also issued, that deals with the process if borrowers want to appeal certain SBA loan decisions. The new FAQs: Permit […]

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Should your nonprofit accept that new grant?

Current financial pressures mean that your not-for-profit probably can’t afford to pass up offers of support. Yet you need to be careful about blindly accepting grants. Smaller nonprofits that don’t have formal grant evaluation processes are at risk of accepting grants with unmanageable burdens and costs. But large organizations also need to be careful because […]

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Journal entries may signal financial statement fraud

With a median loss of $954,000, financial statement fraud is the costliest type of white-collar crime, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Fortunately, auditors and forensic accountants may be able to detect inflated income and other financial manipulation by testing journal entries. Unearthing suspicious entries Financial statement frauds come in many forms. For […]

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The possible tax consequences of a PPP loan

If your business was fortunate enough to get a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan taken out in connection with the COVID-19 crisis, you should be aware of the potential tax implications. PPP basics The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was enacted on March 27, 2020, is designed to provide financial assistance […]

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5 ways to protect your investment accounts from fraud

Because the average investment account boasts a much larger balance that a typical checking or savings account, cybercriminals are particularly interested in hacking them. Financial institutions are largely responsible for ensuring the security of these accounts, but business customers and consumers also should adopt defensive measures. Here are five recommendations. Select two-step authentication. Most financial […]

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