PPP-funded expenses not deductible for borrowers that receive forgiveness

Denise GillinUncategorized

By Construction Dive

Guidance released this week by the Internal Revenue Service could have tax implications for construction companies that plan to ask for forgiveness of their Paycheck Protection Program loans.

The new guidance is in line with an IRS notice this spring that ruled out tax deductions for wages and rent paid with forgivable PPP loans in order to prevent a double tax benefit. The ruling, which means that contractors cannot write off these types of expenses if they were paid for with PPP loan funds, could mean that some firms will get hit with larger-than-usual tax bills.

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