June 10, 2020

Reopening Notice

Now that the stay at home order and restrictions on businesses are being lifted, HAS is re-opening our office on June 15, 2020. Our firm has […]
June 5, 2020

New Law Provides PPP Relief

On June 5, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) was signed into law to further help small businesses affected by COVID-19. The goal of […]
May 27, 2020

SBA Releases Loan PPP Forgiveness Application and Additional Guidance

Recently the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the PPP Loan Forgiveness application and instructions and Interim Final Rule on Loan Forgiveness. While some questions still remain, […]
May 19, 2020

New Website Provides Helpful Recovery Resources for Businesses

As Michigan gradually begins lifting the stay-at-home order, “business as usual” will have become a thing of the past for both business owners and employees. Contemplating […]
May 1, 2020

Expenses Paid With Forgiven Portion of PPP Loan Are Not Deductible

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans have drawn all types of struggling businesses during this COVID-19 crisis. The primary draw was the added provision of 100% […]
April 29, 2020
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Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness

Now that many business owners are past the stressful work of navigating the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application process, it seems like the hardest part is […]
April 11, 2020

Self-Employed, Other Newly Eligible Workers Can Apply for Unemployment on Monday, $600 Federal Payments Also Begin

Michigan’s self-employed workers, gig workers, 1099-independent contractors and low-wage workers affected by COVID-19 can apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) beginning Monday, April 13 at […]
April 11, 2020

CARES Act – Employer Retention Credit

Another provision provided in the March 27th CARES Act to help businesses keep their employees on payroll is the Employer Retention Credit (ERC). The ERC provides […]
April 1, 2020

CARES Act – Student Loan Forgiveness

There has been some confusion as to what affect the CARES Act has on Federal student loans. Prior to the CARES Act, the president announced a […]
March 31, 2020

CARES Act – Funding Programs for Businesses

Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Advance Summary: Small businesses will be eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000. The […]
March 27, 2020

Michigan Extends Filing and Payment Due Dates

On the heels of the IRS extensions, Governor Whitmer temporarily suspended the Michigan income tax filing and payment due dates. Below are the new filing and […]
March 27, 2020

Business Counseling Webinars

Businesses in Michigan have resources for strategies during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here is a list of some webinars available to assist your company. Score Webinars A […]
March 27, 2020

CARES Act – The Federal Coronavirus Economic Relief Plan

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was signed into law in an effort to stimulate our weakened economy […]
March 27, 2020

Filing and Payment Deadlines Q&A

This page provides resources to answer the most common questions regarding tax payment relief. IRS: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/filing-and-payment-deadlines-questions-and-answers
March 27, 2020

State and Federal Funding to Help Small Businesses Affected By COVID-19

Michigan Small Business Relief Programs Grants Grant Amount: Up to $10,000 Eligible Businesses: Business is an industry outline in an Executive Order suspending business activities or […]
March 24, 2020

Expanded Unemployment Benefits for Michigan Employees affected by COVID-19

Michigan employees who have to leave work due to the COVID-19 pandemic will qualify for unemployment benefits. For individuals that were required to leave work because […]
March 22, 2020

IRS Extends Filing Deadline

Under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), the Secretary of Treasury was instructed to provide additional tax filing relief to […]
March 19, 2020

Treasury Department and IRS announce Tax Payment Relief

IT’S OFFICIAL! The Treasury Department and IRS are providing the following special tax payment relief: Q. What is the tax payment relief?A. Federal income tax payments […]
March 18, 2020

State of Michigan tax relief update

Small businesses affected by the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic who were originally going to make their monthly sales, use and withholding tax payments on March […]
March 18, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed March 18, 2020, was one of the earlier COVID-19 pandemic initiatives signed into law. Several provisions are included in […]
March 18, 2020

Tax payment relief update

Dear Clients:  We hope you and your family are safe and taking the necessary precautions regarding this outbreak.  We are writing because there has been a lot of misinformation […]
March 17, 2020

Closing Notice

Our clients and team members are our first priority. As you all are well aware, the threat level of COVID-19 continues to increase in this country […]
March 12, 2020

COVID-19 Virus Update

As you all are well aware, the threat level of COVID-19 continues to increase in this country and is changing rapidly. As we continue learning more […]

West Michigan COVID-19 Business Coalition        https://www.covidwm.org/

IRS                                                                         https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Small Business Administration                              https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources