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    • PPP Round 2 Funding Insights for Your Farming Operation

      The Economic Aid Act of 2021, signed into law on December 27, 2020, made changes to the original Paycheck Protection Program, “PPP” and added another round of funding, PPP Round 2. We are writing you to provide guidance on how the changes may impact your farming operation. The changes in the Economic Aid Act of 2021 made funding more accessible for farming operations that file their taxes on a Schedule F 1040. Previously, operations did not qualify for PPP Round 1 funding if they did not have payroll and did not show a net profit (line 34) on their Schedule F. Operations that did not receive PPP Round 1 funding can now apply for funding using the following calculations: Schedule F 1040 Farmers with no employees: o Step 1: Find Schedule F Line 9, Gross Income – If this amount is over $100,000, reduce it to $100,000. o Step 2: Divide the amount from Step 1 by 12. o Step 3: Multiply the amount from Step 2 by 2.5. Example: If the Schedule F Line 9 Gross income is over $100,000, the calculated loan is $20,833. Schedule F 1040 Farmers with employees: o Step 1: Find Schedule F Line 9, Gross Income – If this amount is over $100,000, reduce it to $100,000. o Step 2: Sum Lines 15, 22, and 23 – these lines represent the farm’s payroll costs. o Step 3: Add amounts from Step 1 and Step 2 together. o Step 4: Divide amount from Step 3 by 12. o Step 5: Multiply the amount from Step 4 by 2.5. Example: Schedule F Line 9 over $100,000. Lines 15,22, and 23 add up to $24,000. The calculated PPP loan is $25,833. If a 1040 Schedule F farm received a PPP Round 1 loan less than the maximum amount allowed based on the calculation above, they may request a recalculation of their loan based upon gross income with the original lender to receive an increased loan amount if forgiveness has not been already granted. No changes were made to the calculation for farming operations that file a 1065 (Partnership), 1120S (S-Corporation), or 1120C (C-Corporation) for PPP Round 1 or Round 2. PPP Round 2: · To qualify for PPP Round 2, borrowers must have received PPP Round 1 and demonstrate that they have or will expend all PPP Round 1 funds. A PPP Round 1 loan does not require forgiveness prior to applying and receiving PPP Round 2. · Borrowers must demonstrate a reduction in revenues of 25% in any quarter of 2020 compared to the corresponding quarter in 2019. · If your operation now qualifies for PPP round 1 based on the changes outlined above, you may be able to also qualify for PPP Round 2 if you can demonstrate the reduction in revenue. · If the above qualifications are met, 1040 Schedule F farmers will use the same calculations outlined on page 1. 1065 (Partnerships), 1120S (S-Corporations), and 1120C (C-Corporations) will use the same calculations they used for PPP Round 1. Borrowers must make several certifications as part of the application. One certification states “Current economic uncertainty makes this loan request necessary to support ongoing operations of the Applicant.” This is a certification we want to highlight, but it is one you as the borrower must make. Steps to move forward in the process: · If you did not receive any PPP Round 1 funding and believe you now qualify or are eligible for an increased amount, contact your lender. · Gather and summarize gross income by quarter for 2020 and 2019 and determine if you meet the 25% reduction in gross income. If there is a 25% reduction in revenue, contact your lender. We are here to help and look forward to serving your operation. If you need further assistance or have questions, please reach out to your trusted advisor at ELO. With Respect and Appreciation, ELO CPAs & Advisors PPP Applications can be found at PPP Round 1 - PPP Round 2 –

    • 1099/W-2 Filing Deadline is Approaching Fast

      Copies of 1099s & W-2s must be mailed to recipients by January 31st. Complete information is due to ELO by this Friday, January 22nd or we cannot guarantee timely filing of year-end forms, you are responsible for any and all late penalties. NEW! Form 1099-NEC has replaced Box 7 on Form 1099-MISC for reporting non-employee compensation. 1099-NEC is due to the IRS by January 31st. Forms can be submitted online at > Resources > 1099 Online Form or W2 Online Form Do not hesitate to contact the CAS team at ELO CPAs & Advisors immediately with questions related to your 1099s and W-2s. Information submitted after January 22nd is subject to expediting fees to ensure filing by January 31st.

    • SBA and Treasury reopen Paycheck Protection Program

      The U.S. Small Business Administration and the Treasury Department relaunched the Paycheck Protection Program on Monday to new borrowers, prioritizing loans from community lenders. The program, funded with $284.5 billion thanks to the latest stimulus package passed by Congress late last month, opened Monday to so-called “first draw” PPP loans for those small businesses who didn’t take advantage of the program last year. “Second draw” PPP loans will be available starting Wednesday. Initially only community financial institutions will be able to make the first-draw and second-draw loans, but the SBA and the Treasury said Friday that the program would be open to other lenders shortly thereafter. The goal is to increase the availability of loans to small businesses. When the program originally launched last year with the CARES Act, much of the money that was supposed to go to small businesses instead went to large companies who had existing relationships with large banks and the funds were quickly exhausted until Congress appropriated more money. The program will be open through March 31. Under the latest stimulus legislation, businesses can now write off expenses associated with seeking loan forgiveness, and the IRS released guidance last week to allow that, reversing its previous guidance (see story). The SBA also released updated PPP guidance outlining other changes to the program to improve its effectiveness and accessibility last week in accordance with the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Non-Profits, and Venues Act, which was part of the overall stimulus and appropriations package. “The historically successful Paycheck Protection Program served as an economic lifeline to millions of small businesses and their employees when they needed it most,” said SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza in a statement Friday. “Today’s guidance builds on the success of the program and adapts to the changing needs of small business owners by providing targeted relief and a simpler forgiveness process to ensure their path to recovery.” Some of the main updates to the program include: PPP borrowers can set their PPP loan’s covered period to be any length between eight and 24 weeks to best meet their business needs. PPP loans will cover additional expenses, including operations expenditures, property damage costs, supplier costs and worker protection expenditures. PPP eligibility has expanded to include 501(c)(6)s, housing cooperatives, destination marketing organizations, along with other kinds of organizations. The PPP now offers more flexibility for seasonal employees. Some existing PPP borrowers can request to modify their first-draw PPP loan amount. Some existing PPP borrowers are now eligible to apply for a second-draw PPP loan. A borrower is generally eligible for a second draw PPP loan if the borrower: Previously received a first-draw PPP loan and will or has used the full amount only for authorized uses; Has no more than 300 employees; and Can demonstrate at least a 25 percent reduction in gross receipts between comparable quarters in 2019 and 2020. “The Paycheck Protection Program has successfully provided 5.2 million loans worth $525 billion to America’s small businesses, supporting more than 51 million jobs,” said Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin in a statement. “This updated guidance enhances the PPP’s targeted relief to small businesses most impacted by COVID-19. We are committed to implementing this round of PPP quickly to continue supporting American small businesses and their workers.” The new guidance released Friday includes: PPP Guidance from SBA Administrator Carranza on Accessing Capital for Minority, Underserved, Veteran, and Women-owned Business Concerns; Interim Final Rule on Paycheck Protection Program as Amended by Economic Aid Act; and Interim Final Rule on Second Draw PPP Loans. Other new guidance released last week includes: Top-Line Overview of First Draw PPP Loans Top-Line Overview of Second Draw PPP Loans Procedural Notice – Modifications to SBA Forms 3506, 3507 and 750 CA (PPP only) Procedural Notice - SBA Procedural Notice on Repeal of EIDL Advance Deduction Requirement Forms were also released, including Form 2483 – Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form and Form 2483-SD – PPP Second Draw Borrower Application Form. Michael Cohn Editor-In-Chief, AccountingToday.Com

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    • Accounting Services | ELO CPAs & Advisors | South Dakota

      Helping You Succeed Everyday We are the trusted Advisors that businesses and professionals from Texas to North Dakota and Colorado to Minnesota, even in Hawaii, want as partners to assist them with business consulting, tax, client accounting services, auditing and wealth management. Working Together. Finding Solutions. At ELO CPAs & Advisors, we believe when we work side-by-side with our clients as partners, we can find solutions to the most challenging issues together. OUR SERVICES What Our Clients Are Saying "Just like any other business, it is all about relationships and what you can do for me. ELO has done a great job of building that relationship of trust and offering many services to me and my businesses on top of that. ELO has earned my trust, and they provide great advice and I value that advice deeply." Terry Wieting, Managing Partner, Max Nutrition, LLC & Dak Pak, LLC "There is probably nothing that ELO has not seen or handled when it comes to Accounting & Auditing. Their broad spectrum of knowledge and speed of service is unmatched. When we need them, they can provide the support quickly and accurately which is important with our diverse and ever-changing businesses." Kevin Johnson, Managing Partner KAJ Hospitality "ELO sets themselves apart from other accounting services through their professionalism, integrity and openness. They are always willing to sit down and explain their work and provide guidance on how to maintain the financial health of our agency. They have earned our trust and business by consistently and efficiently producing high quality work that is accurate and organized." Sarah Shoffner, Executive Director Family Services, Inc. Current Insights VIEW ALL ELO CPAs & Advisors 3 days ago 3 min PPP Round 2 Funding Insights for Your Farming Operation 12 views Write a comment ELO CPAs & Advisors 4 days ago 1 min 1099/W-2 Filing Deadline is Approaching Fast 15 views Write a comment ELO CPAs & Advisors Jan 12 3 min SBA and Treasury reopen Paycheck Protection Program 13 views Write a comment ELO CPAs & Advisors Dec 7, 2020 1 min COVID-19: IRS Issues Guidance on Forgiven PPP Loans; Congress Reacts 33 views Write a comment Stay Informed Get the latest industry insights sent right to your inbox! SIGN UP Our Team ELO CPAs & Advisors has served the region for over 30 years and has develop one of the finest reputations in the industry. What has made us successful is our staff of over 70 hardworking professionals. We work every day to provide expert knowledge and unmatched service from professionals that have sat in the same chair as, or alongside of, our clients for decades. That sets us apart from all the other firms in the region. MEET THE TEAM JOIN OUR TEAM

    • About | ELO CPAs & Advisors | Accounting Services | South Dakota

      ABOUT Working together and finding solutions for our clients and the communities we all serve. ELO CPAs & Advisors was founded in Mitchell, South Dakota more than 30 years ago, and today the firm's headquarters are based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Today, ELO CPAs & Advisors has offices in six eastern South Dakota communities serving businesses and individuals throughout the United States. A Message from our CEO I began this most interesting year of 2020 looking to build the firm's consulting practice and supporting our growth as a firm, but after the onset of COVID-19 and the impact of other unforeseen challenges, the partners asked me to take on the task of leading the firm through these crises and into the future. This was a major step for the firm as we became one of the few CPA firms to be lead by a non-CPA leader. This forward-thinking approach by the firm is what sets ELO CPAs & Advisors apart from other firms in the region. With the business environment always changing, in some cases daily, the partners have seen that the future of CPA firms is to adapt to an overall business services and advisory approach that includes a blend of consulting, tax, audit, client accounting services and wealth management all-in one. With a full toolbox of resources and knowledge from both sides of the table, ELO CPAs & Advisors is uniquely positioned to help our clients through just about any business or financial situation they face day-to-day. The partner's decision to make this bold move is humbling and exciting for me. As a client, I have worked with ELO CPAs & Advisors for more than 20 years along with other national and regional CPA firms. I bring an unique understanding of what business owners and executives are looking for in this new business environment, as I spent my entire career on the industry side of the table. It is my goal to take my industry, leadership and team-building experience to help build and grow an even stronger team of professionals that can provide the highest level of expertise, resources and services to our clients throughout the region and the country. We will find the success we all seek when we come together as a unstoppable team (advisors and clients as one) to help solve the challenges ahead of us for years to come. With Much Respect & Appreciation, Eric Christensen Chief Executive Officer, ELO Prof LLC Our firm was built on and remains committed to providing individuals, businesses, organizations and government entities value-based and practical solutions for the challenges they face every day. With our diverse spectrum of services, including but not limited to, consulting, client accounting services, tax, audit and wealth management, we will partner with our clients to reach the goals they seek to achieve. VIEW SERVICES We believe our employees are the best in the business and provide them ongoing professional education opportunities and the most advance technology to allow them to perform at the highest level. MEET THE TEAM We are strong supporters of the communities we serve, our state, and our region. We understand the economic activities our clients bring to the state and region are what make this such a wonderful place to work, live and raise families. OUR LOCATIONS GET IN TOUCH Leave us a message... Submit Thanks for submitting!

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      INDUSTRIES Expert financial preparation, planning and strategy are vital for success in every industry. With expertise in a variety of industries, let the experts at ELO CPAs & Advisors assist you today. AGRIBUSINESS CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION MANUFACTURING STATE & LOCAL GOVERNMENT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS RETAIL SECTOR FINANCIAL & INSURANCE SERVICES HOSPITALITY MEDICAL & HEALTH SERVICES GET IN TOUCH Leave us a message... Submit Thanks for submitting!

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