By Restaurant Practice Leaders | October 05, 2020

Final Meal and Entertainment Regulations: A Victory for the Restaurant Industry!

On September 30, 2020, the IRS issued final regulations relating to the limitation on tax deductions for meals and entertainment expenses. The regulations confirm that entertainment expenses are not deductible, but leave the door open for partial or full deductibility of meal expenses, depending on the category of food and beverage expense involved.

By Larry Borgman | September 10, 2020

Evaluating Going Concern in the era of COVID-19


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | June 22, 2020

PPP Salary Limitation Clarification and Revised Application

As expected, since the passage of the PPP Flexibility Act, the Small Business Administration continues to release additional guidance. On June 17, 2020, guidance was provided relating to payroll cost limitations due to changes to the covered period. In addition to this new...


By Lisa Haffer | June 11, 2020

PPP Flexibility Act: Initial Guidance Released

Just one week after the passage of the PPP Flexibility Act, the Small Business Administration released the first of what we hope will be many pieces of interpretive guidance. Readers that have been following the many iterations of the PPP program may not be surprised by the...


By Jeff Tubaugh | June 04, 2020

Bill with Favorable PPP Changes for Restaurants Hits President’s Desk

On June 3, the Senate gave unanimous consent to the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 that passed the House on May 28, 2020. This stand-alone, bipartisan bill would allow more businesses to receive Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness and...


By Jeff Tubaugh | May 29, 2020

New Bill Introduces Favorable PPP Changes for Restaurants

In what is considered a tremendous victory for the restaurant industry, the House voted 417-1 on May 28, 2020 to pass a stand-alone, bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility bill (H.R.7010), which would allow more businesses to receive Paycheck Protection Program...


By Restaurant Practice Leaders | May 27, 2020

Deep Dive: PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance

In last week’s blog, we took a first look at the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application. This week’s blog will take a deep dive into aspects of the interim final rule that will be of interest to the restaurant industry.


By Jeff Tubaugh | May 21, 2020

New Bill Serves Up Additional Opportunity for the Restaurant Industry

In what would be a tremendous victory for the restaurant industry, the House is expected to vote next week on a stand-alone, bipartisan Paycheck Protection Program bill.