Resources for your U.S. firm and clients* during COVID-19
Note: The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPP Flex Act) was signed into law on June 5, 2020. The PPP Flex Act extends the availability of loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and adjusts certain rules applicable to PPP loans. The information reflected here may therefore be outdated. We are working to update our resources to reflect these updates to the PPP, so be sure to check back soon. Please refer to the latest guidance from the SBA and Treasury to confirm current program rules and how they apply to your particular situation.
Editor’s note: This article was updated on June 3, 2020.
The impact of COVID-19 continues to affect us all in unprecedented ways. To support our customers located in the United States, we’ve compiled a list of resources to help manage your business and assist your clients during this time. To get additional information you need we encourage you to visit our regularly updated accountant resource site and QuickBooks® small businesses resources.
QuickBooks product resources:
- How the CARES Act affects your payroll: Learn about deferral for Employer Social Security Tax Payments and Employee Retention Credits as outlined in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.
- Organize payroll reports for your PPP application: Learn where and how to gather the reports you may need to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan.
- New Average Monthly Qualified Payroll Cost report: Sign in to your QuickBooks account for instructions on viewing this new report if you’re applying for a PPP loan.
- Get your IRS Form 941: Learn how to access your Form 941 (Quarterly Federal Tax Return) for 2019, a document you’ll need when applying for a PPP loan.
- How to apply for the Families First Coronavirus Response Act credit in QuickBooks Online: Get information about paying employees National Sick Leave and applying a credit to payroll taxes. Instructions for QuickBooks Desktop can be found here.
- Cash flow continuity playbook: Understanding the amount of cash small businesses have on an ongoing basis is key to making informed decisions. We created this guide to make it easier for you to quickly assess your clients’ cash situation, and help them achieve and maintain positive cash flow.
- Track your cash flow in QuickBooks Desktop: Learn how to set up and use different reports in QuickBooks Desktop to get a better understanding of your cash flow.
Funding and relief resources:
- Intuit Aid Assist: Help determine your eligibility for U.S. federal relief loans in 10 steps or less with this free website and interactive tool.
- PPP resource site: Visit our resource center to learn more about PPP loan terms, eligibility requirements, and how much you may be eligible to borrow.
- Tracking your clients’ PPP loans in QuickBooks Online: In this guide, QuickBooks ProAdvisors Alicia Katz Pollock and Megan Genest Tarnow share best practices to track PPP loan funds and prepare to apply for loan forgiveness.
- Track how you use your Paycheck Protection Program loan: With QuickBooks Online, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Self-Employed, and Intuit Online Payroll, you can keep track of how you’re spending your PPP funds by creating expenses, administering payroll, and running spending reports.
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*The resources described above are made available to businesses located in the United States of America and may not be available in other locations.
The QuickBooks Capital enabled Paycheck Protection Program loan application process supports certain single-owner businesses and self-employed individuals who do not have employees. Users who have received an EIDL loan between January 31, 2020, and April 3, 2020, are not eligible to apply through QuickBooks Capital. QuickBooks Capital does not support users located in AK, NV, nor the U.S. Territories.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans offered within QuickBooks Capital may be made by Intuit Financing Inc. (d/b/a QuickBooks Capital) or by Cross River Bank, a New Jersey State Chartered Commercial Bank, Member FDIC.
QuickBooks Capital is licensed as Intuit Financing Inc. (NMLS # 1136148), a subsidiary of Intuit Inc. In California, loans are made or arranged under CFL Licensed #6054856. Minimum loan amount varies by state.
Intuit Financing Inc., (d/b/a QuickBooks Capital) is an authorized SBA Paycheck Protection Program Lender.
Loans are made or arranged by Intuit Financing Inc. (AK #10000990, CA #6054856, D.C. #ML1136148, FL #CF9901279, MD #03-2339, MN #MN-RL-1136148, NM #1899, ND #MB102690, RI #20183584SL and #20183583LL, SD #MYL.3279,TN #166418, VM #7194, VT #7194 and #7195)
Given the large demand for additional authorized Paycheck Protection Program funds, and limits to our funding capacity, not every qualified Paycheck Protection Program applicant will receive a loan.
Relief programs are evolving regularly. Please visit SBA.gov or https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/top-priorities/cares-act/assistance-for-small-businesses for the most up to date information.
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