Timely News & Updates

We have created this section of our site to keep you informed of Jackson Thornton updates as well as other news that impacts our clients and friends.

SECURE 2.0 ACT and Other Recent Updates

February 7, 2023 – The SECURE 2.0 Act of 2022 aims to improve retirement savings by making it easier for employers to offer retirement plans to employees and for individuals to increase their retirement savings. Learn about select provisions of the Act that affect both individuals and employers.

February 2, 2023 – Payroll Tax Update Information 2023

CARES Act/PPP Loan Program 

January 25, 2022 – Top 5 Things to Remember When Filing Income Tax Returns in 2022

December 21, 2021 – The Deductible Mileage Rate for Business Driving Increases for 2022

June 17, 2021 –  HHS Provider Relief Fund – Reporting Update

March 18, 2021 – IRS Extends Filing Deadline to May 17th

March 12, 2021 – President Biden Signs American Rescue Plan Act of 2021

March 3, 2021 –  Updated PPP Loan FAQs

February 22, 2021 – Updated PPP Second Draw Loan Application

February 12, 2021 – AL Passes Significant Income Tax and COVID-19 Relief

January 20, 2021 – Updated PPP loan forgiveness application forms: 3508S – for PPP loans under $150,000; 3508EZ –  for PPP loans over $150,000 meeting certain criteria; 3508 – for PPP loans over $150,000 that did not meet certain criteria. Please reach out to us if you have questions about which form is applicable to your business.

January 12, 2021 – Here’s a link to an informative video on the recent updates to the employee retention tax credit from RSM US LLP. Jackson Thornton is an independently-owned member of  RSM US Alliance.  Source: RSM US LLP; Used with permission as a member of RSM US Alliance; link to original content.

January 11, 2021 – Employee Retention Tax Credits + Second Draw PPP Loans – client email

January 11, 2021 – Revised PPP Loan Application and New Second Draw PPP Loan application

January 5, 2021 – EIDL Grants Will NOT Reduce PPP Forgiveness Amounts – client email

December 28, 2020 – Sweeping Stimulus Package Offers Good News – client email

November 19, 2020 – Second Wave of AL Revive Grants Available – client email

November 17, 2020 – Need Help with PPP Loan Forgiveness Applications?

November 9, 2020 – SBA Announces PPP Loan Necessity Questionnaire for Loans $2M or Greater

October 12, 2020 – Updated PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance & ADOR Tax License Deadline Change – client email

October 9, 2020 – PPP Loan Forgiveness Form 3508S – for businesses that borrowed less than $50k

October 9, 2020 – Updated PPP Loan FAQs

August 31, 2020 – Social Security Tax Deferral Information

August 18, 2020 – Alert: Unemployment Fraud

August 4, 2020 – Additional FAQs on PPP loan forgiveness

July 24, 2020 – Update on Available Loans and Grants

July 9, 2020 – Alabama Revive Grant Program Information

June 25 – PPP Flexibility Act: Additional Clarifications – Client Email

June 16 – PPP EZ Loan Application Instructions

June 16 – PPP EZ Loan Forgiveness Application

June 16 – PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Instructions

June 16 – PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

June 12 – Updated PPP Borrower Application & Instructions

June 10 – PPP Flexibility Bill Clarifications

June 4 – PPP Flexibility Bill Passed – Client Email

May 28 – PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance/Loan Review Procedures

May 28 – Documentation Needed for PPP Loan Forgiveness

May 18 – PPP Loan Forgiveness Application Client Email

May 16 – Yesterday, the SBA and Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions. Click here for that document.

May 13 – The SBA has extended the repayment date for PPP loans to Monday, May 18,2020, to give borrowers an opportunity to review and consider question 46 (see post below). Borrowers do not need to apply for this extension. Please see question 47 at the end of the FAQs document.

May 13 – Earlier today, the SBA and Treasury updated their FAQs to clarify how they would review certifications that PPP loans were taken in good faith.  PPP loans with the original principal amount of less than $2 million will be deemed to have made the required certification concerning the necessity of the loan request in good faith. For companies with loans over $2 million, Treasury states that the companies “may still have adequate basis for for making the required good-faith certification.” They go on to state that they will review these applications to determine if they believe the good faith certification was met. For additional details on their loan application review process, please see question 46 at the end of the FAQs document.

May 6 – The IRS has recently issued guidance on retirement plan distribution and loan rule changes – click here for more information. In addition, tax-related deadlines were extended for employee benefit plans and their participants. Please click here for more information on those extensions.

May 5 – US Dept. of  The Treasury – Link to the latest information/FAQs on the Paycheck Protection Program

May 1 – PPP Loans & Expense Deductibility

April 30 – Assessment of Loan Need & Documentation for PPP Loans Client Email

April 16 – The CARES Act provided for Economic Impact Payments for many US Residents. If you do not file a tax return or receive Social Security or Railroad Retirement, the IRS has set up the following web page for Non-Filers to enter their payment information. Click here for the page.

April 14 – The CARES Act allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer’s share of social security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes. These FAQs address specific issues related to the deferral of deposit and payment of these employment taxes; they will be updated to address additional questions as they arise. Click here for the FAQs.

April 13 – US Dept. of The Treasury – Link to an overview of the Small Business Paycheck Protection Program & applicable tools

April 3 – Small Business Loan Programs Under CARES Act – UPDATED – Given the fluid nature of the guidance, please confirm this information with your lending institution.

April 2 – 7(a) Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application  UPDATED

April 2 – Paycheck Protection Program Fact Sheet for Borrowers UPDATED 4/26/20

March 31 – Paycheck Protection Program Client Email – Updated 4/3/20

March 28 – CARES Act Client Email – Updated 4/3/20

Families First Act Updates

March 25 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Key Employer Provisions

March 20 – Families First Act Passed | Tax Deadline Extended

March 19 – Important Tax News + Coronavirus Legislation Passes/Signed

Jackson Thornton/JTAM/JTT Updates

March 18 – COVID-19 Update from Jackson Thornton Asset Management

March 17 – Jackson Thornton physical offices close – transition to remote work arrangement for JT employees

March 13 – JTT COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

March 13 – Jackson Thornton COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan

Updates that Impact You or Your Business

March 30 – Availability of IRC Sec. 139 for making disaster relief payments as a result of COVID-19

March 27 – Tax Relief Offered by States in Response to COVID-19

March 25 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Key Employer Provisions

March 24 – The Dept. of Labor issued a press release with some key points for employers as related to payroll taxes as well as providing a comprehensive Q&A on their website.

March 24 – Filing and Payment Deadlines Q&A from Internal Revenue Service

March 23 – Alabama Extends State Income Tax Deadline

March 19 – Congress Passes the Families First Coronavirus Response Act – contains a broad array of programs and funding – including employer tax credits

March 17 – Tax Payment Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020







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