Entries by Janis

Department of Business Oversight’s New Name

The California Department of Business Oversight has officially changed its name to the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). The department name change became effective September 30, 2020. While the DFPI has yet to set a firm deadline for updates to loan documents, business cards, or websites, licensees should complete this legally required transition […]

Tax Relief for Victims of California and Iowa Disasters

The California wildfires and the Iowa derecho that occurred this summer have wreaked havoc on area residents. While federal disaster relief is available, the IRS recently released information on assistance it may offer. According to the IRS, victims of the latest California wildfires and the August 10th Iowa derecho now have until December 15, 2020 […]

Reminders for REITs on Prohibited Transactions

Reminders for REITs on Prohibited Transactions was originally published in AAPL’s Summer Edition 2020 Private Lender Magazine. The passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act led to an increase in the number of private lending funds converting to mortgage REITs over the past two years. Fund managers made the conversion decision by carefully weighing […]

The PPP Loan Program Extended

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resumed accepting applications on July 6th, following the President signing the program’s extension over the July 4th weekend. According to the Small Business Association (SBA), approximately $130 billion allocated for PPP was left untapped once the original June 30th deadline expired. Small businesses now have an additional five weeks to […]

IRS Expands Eligibility on COVID-19 Distributions from IRAs

The IRS expanded its guidelines on June 20th with Notice 2020-50 that allows additional qualified individuals to take a coronavirus-related distribution (CRD) while avoiding the usual restrictions on early IRA distributions. Under the CARES Act, qualified individuals may receive favorable treatment for IRA distributions up to $100,000 from eligible retirement plans (i.e. 401k/403b and 457s) […]

Spiegel Joins National Lending Experts

The National Lending Experts (NLE) recently announced Jeff Spiegel as the CPA/Business Advisor, and newest member, of its Advisory Board. Jeff accepted the invitation to contribute to the NLE network and offer leadership in the areas of tax, accounting, audit, and business consulting. The NLE established itself to provide core leadership and guidance by offering […]

COVID-19 Relief Under the Stafford Act

The President issued an emergency declaration in response to the coronavirus pandemic under the Stafford Act and subsequently approved major disaster declaration requests under Sec. 401(a) of the Stafford Act for all 50 states. Jurisdiction for the state of emergency, which took effect January 20, 2020, provides relief and assistance to businesses – including tax […]

Financial Statement Reporting for Proceeds from PPP Loans

History of the Paycheck Protection Program The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provided an estimated $2.2 trillion to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and stimulate the US economy, including $349 billion that was earmarked for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to be administered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). An additional $310 […]