The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law on March 11 to help the United States recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This new legislation includes direct financial payments, extended unemployment benefits, expanded child tax credit, and numerous other provisions. Throughout this episode, Grant reviews several key provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act and what they mean for individuals and businesses.Continue reading
A couple of days ago, President Trump signed into law a second stimulus package for COVID relief. This legislation includes $600 stimulus checks, more funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, along with some updates to the rules, changes to the regulations related to loan forgiveness, tax deferrals, healthcare, and more. Throughout the episode, Grant dives into what these new updates are, how they relate to individuals, business owners, employees, and how you can take advantage of the provisions in the new stimulus package.Continue reading
As I’ve written about on the blog and covered on the podcast recently, the CARES Act is a big piece of legislation. (Remember….the total package is $2.2 trillion!). We’ve covered several sections of the bill and how it might impact you on the blog recently, including a deep dive into the paycheck protection program.
There are also many provisions in the bill we haven’t covered. Specifically, sections relating to stimulus checks, expanded unemployment insurance, mandatory distribution holidays, penalty free retirement account withdrawals, and student loan relief. Coincidentally, all have been commanding a large number of questions from clients of Three Oaks recently.
Like all legislation there is a great deal of gray area in this piece of legislation, especially given the urgency with which it was passed. The IRS, SBA, Department of Labor, and other government entities are scrambling to provide relevant guidance as soon as possible. So while there may appear to be some planning opportunities with regard to the law, it’s entirely possible they’re just a temporary mirage. Nevertheless, here’s what we know now about the CARES Act and how it might impact you as a taxpayer.