May 29, 2020

Today (5/29), Joshua Duvall participated in a panel discussion with Kindra D. Harvey, CEO at Purpose Worx, and Jeff Shapiro, partner at CohnReznik, on the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") as part of the GovCon Club XPRT™ Conversation series.

Titled "What's the 4-1-1 with PPP?" the discussion focused on the current state of the PPP, including loan forgiveness, accounting and compliance issues, and the regulatory framework underpinning this critical lifeline for small business.

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May 18, 2020

On Friday, May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration ("SBA"), in consultation with the U.S. Department of the Treasury, published its 11-page Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") Loan Forgiveness Application and instructions (SBA Form 3508).

As SBA notes, the "documents released today will help small businesses seek forgiveness at the conclusion of the eight week covered period, which begins with the disbursement of their loans." In addition, SBA anticipates that it will soon release re...

May 17, 2020

Last week, a good friend asked me a question about the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act and the Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP"). Specifically, they wanted to know whether forgiven PPP loan amounts are treated as taxable income? Because the tax issues related to PPP loans are nuanced, I decided to expand upon it for our readers.

Question:

Are forgiven PPP loan amounts (i.e., that do not need to be repaid) treated as taxabl...

May 6, 2020

In a first, the U.S. Department of Justice ("DoJ") announced that it charged two businessmen with "conspiracy to make false statement to influence the SBA and conspiracy to commit bank fraud." With billions of dollars set aside for Paycheck Protection Program ("PPP") loans to help struggling small businesses make payrolls, it was only a matter of time before bad actors would see this as an opportunity to get rich quick.

  • Two businessmen have been charged in the District of Rhode Island with al...

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Welcome to GovConJudicata an informational blog/website focusing on government contracts issues, including bid protests (e.g., GAO, COFC), claims, disputes, SBA matters, compliance, regulatory, and cyber (e.g., DFARS, NIST SP 800-171, CMMC).

GovConJudicata is published by Joshua Duvall, managing partner at Matross Edwards, a law firm providing government contracts and cybersecurity legal services to small and mid-sized businesses.

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