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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES)

CARES Act targets middle market with Main Street Lending program


Under the CARES Act, the federal government’s new Main Street Lending Program is designed to provide liquidity to middle market companies responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Midsize businesses, defined as those with 500 to 10,000 employees, may be eligible for loans under the new plan. Smaller organizations with fewer than 500 workers may be covered under the act’s additional provisions, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance program (EIDL), and the Paycheck Protection Program, which is administered by the Small Business Administration.

Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the CARES Act also provides tax relief and additional aid provisions.  

MAIN STREET LENDING PROGRAM: What you need to know

The CARES ACT: program highlights


Proposed and temp regs issued on Employee Retention and FFCRA Credits

These treasury regulations affirm the statutes the IRS will use to assess, reconcile, and recapture the COVID-19 payroll tax credits.

  • July 30, 2020

Senate Republicans propose next round of stimulus legislation

Finalized legislation will evolve but the proposal is a starting point for bipartisan negotiations for a new round of economic relief.

  • July 29, 2020

Final business interest expense limitation regulations issued

Final regulations generally taxpayer-favorable versus 2018 proposal, additional proposed regulations give guidance on pass-throughs, others.

  • July 29, 2020
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