Keiter Webinar: CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

Keiter Webinar: CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

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Note: New guidance on the SBA Paycheck Protection Program has been released. Please note the changes here.

Our team is closely monitoring the developments of the COVID-19 pandemic and are working to keep you informed of the implications to you and your business. We have dedicated teams and resources to focus on all aspects of the CARES Act so that we can provide you with meaningful guidance and concise information. 

If you have questions about how these changes impact your unique individual or business tax situation, please contact your Keiter advisor. We are here to listen and provide sound advice.


Understanding the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748) (CARES Act) was signed by the President on March 27, 2020, and is now law. The Small Business Administration (SBA) has begun to implement their portion of the provisions of the CARES Act. In this webinar hosted on March 31, 2020, Matt Austin, Managing Director-Keiter Advisors and Scott Zickefoose, Tax Senior Manager, Keiter, share their insights on one of these provisions, the Paycheck Protection Program.

This webinar discusses the following aspects of the program:

  • Who is eligible?
  • Loan amount
  • What are “payroll costs”?
  • Permitted uses of proceeds
  • Loan forgiveness provisions
  • Potential reduction in forgiveness benefits
  • Rehire exemptions
  • Documentation required, and more

This webinar was recorded from a live event on March 31, 2020.

Disclaimer:  This presentation has been prepared for general guidance and informational purposes only based on the date published. New guidance may be released that could change the information provided within this presentation.   © 2020 Keiter, All Rights Reserved.

Additional Resources:

COVID-19 Business Resource Library


About the Authors

Scott Zickefoose, Tax Senior Manager | Keiter

Scott Zickefoose, Tax Senior Manager, Keiter, works with both large and mid-market clients in the real estate, construction, and manufacturing industries, as well as with private equity firms and emerging businesses. He works closely with his clients to identify tax planning and savings opportunities.  His experience includes business turnaround consulting, single and multi-state corporate and flow-through tax planning and compliance, corporate tax provisions (FAS 109 and FIN 48), and individual income taxation. Scott is a member of the Keiter Merger and Acquisition team and Future Leaders group.

Matthew Austin, Director, Keiter Advisors

Matt Austin, Managing Director of Keiter Advisors, brings a desire to help clients through strategic business changes and is passionate about creating new insights that help businesses operate better and financially prosper. He enjoys working with people, is fascinated about data and enjoys rolling up his sleeves in any capacity. Matt began his career as an analyst with BB&T Capital Markets, focusing primarily on mergers & acquisitions. After BB&T Capital Markets, he worked with Virginia Capital Partners, LLC, a small Richmond based private equity firm where he focused on transactions in a variety of sectors including specialty consumer services, traditional media, wireless communications, specialty insurance, and healthcare.


The information contained within this article is provided for informational purposes only and is current as of the date published. Online readers are advised not to act upon this information without seeking the service of a professional accountant, as this article is not a substitute for obtaining accounting, tax, or financial advice from a professional accountant.

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