CARES Act

On May 4th, the IRS released a set of FAQs focused on the special coronavirus-related distribution (“CRD”) and plan loan options under the CARES Act (described here).

To recap, the CARES Act allows expanded distribution options and favorable tax treatment for up to $100,000 of CRDs from eligible retirement plans (including section 401(k)

On April 28, 2020, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that companies that received loans of more than $2 million through the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) of the CARES Act will be closely scrutinized.  Mr. Mnuchin’s announcement followed public outcry after reports surfaced that large, and even publicly-traded, companies received loans through the PPP, which can be

Less than a month after passing the $2.0 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (the “CARES Act”), Congress has passed and the President has signed a second round of aid (the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, the “PPPHCEA”) that stakeholders in the health care industry can use to

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an update to its Unemployment Insurance Program Letter (UIPL) 16-20 to provide additional guidance on the CARES Act’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program in response to questions submitted by states.

As a quick refresher, PUA expands unemployment benefit coverage to certain workers who traditionally are not eligible

In a Q&A published this morning, the Small Business Administration (SBA) made some significant clarifications concerning the certification every PPP Borrower is required to make that “[c]urrent economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support the ongoing operations of the Applicant.”  Noticeably, despite the fact that under the CARES Act, the SBA rule that

On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) (H.R. 748).  This blog post summarizes the tax provisions of the CARES Act, and has been updated to reflect subsequent guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) on these provisions.

Economic Impact Payments.  The

On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced additional programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans and other investments to support the U.S. economy. These actions include:

  • Supplying liquidity to financial institutions participating in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program

On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve released an updated term sheet for the Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility (“TALF”). The TALF program, which was first announced on March 23, 2020, will provide a funding backstop for eligible asset-backed securities (“ABS”) issued on or after March 23, 2020.[1] The updated term sheet expands the

On April 9, 2020, the Federal Reserve announced additional programs under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) to provide up to $2.3 trillion in loans and other investments to support the U.S. economy. These actions include:

  • Supplying liquidity to financial institutions participating in the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program