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November 11, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 11.11

Deductibility of expenses:  As you know, the IRS ruled earlier this year that otherwise-tax-deductible expenses that are paid with a forgiven PPP loan will not be deductible.  This ruling is in direct conflict with the statute, which clearly said PPP loans

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November 02, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 11.2

As we reported last week, the SBA published in the Federal Register a short notice of information collection relevant to PPP loans under the CARES Act.  This new information collection is yet another example of the SBA/Treasury imposing rules that are outside the clear intent

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October 30, 2020
I’m FINE! (And Other COVID Lies)

One day this past week, Lisa Ritchie, our VP of Recruiting and Talent Selection, and I were on a video call. She was having a rough day and needed to vent about something non-work related – managing the virtual schooling of her children due to COVID school closures.

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October 30, 2020
Learning From the Past, Preparing for the Future

When a fondness for carpentry and a knack for sales intersect, what do you get?(A) A lot of doors slammed in your face (B) Too many contacts in your “” book (C) A career in lumber trading that allows you to leverage two of your interests

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October 29, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 10.28

Earlier this week, President Trump and his aides indicated that any deal on a pandemic relief package wouldn’t happen until after the election.  Lawmakers had increasingly predicted no deal between Democrats and the Administration would be finished before November 3rd.

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October 23, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 10.23

Chances for a U.S. COVID-19 relief package passing Congress before the November 3rd election are fading fast as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin continue to negotiate over the details of a nearly $2 trillion aid package.

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October 19, 2020
AN UPDATE FROM NAW GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM - 10.19

This week, the Senate will vote on Republican proposals for a roughly $500 billion COVID-19 relief bill and additional funding to aid small businesses.  A standalone vote on more funds for the Paycheck Protection Program will be held tomorrow

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