On March 27, 2020, the President signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”).  On April 24, 2020, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act which provided additional funding. On June 5, 2020, the President signed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

The Small Business Administration (“SBA”) issued an update to its “Frequently Asked Questions for Lenders and Borrowers for the Paycheck Protection Program,” adding question #46 and the response, which is recited below.  For PPP loans of less than $2 million, the borrower will be “deemed to have made the required certification concerning the necessity of

In addition to certain entities, independent contractors, sole proprietors and “eligible self-employed individuals” may be eligible to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan under the CARES Act.

What is an eligible self-employed individual? It is important to note that the statute did not refer to “self-employed individuals” which would have been very easy for

As companies expand their operation into foreign states, it is essential to determine the potential tax liability for conducting business in those jurisdictions.  Although states differ as to their treatment of out-of-state taxpayers, all states are bound by the U.S. Constitution and federal law and jurisprudence, which require a nexus between a taxpayer and a

The Third Circuit seems to think that shareholders of corporations that elect to be taxed as S Corporations have no limited liability. The good news is that the bizarre language to this effect is not relevant to the decision and therefore should not be treated as governing law or given any precedential value.
Continue Reading Coffin Nailed Shut – No Limited Liability for S Corporation Shareholders

A recent Third Circuit decision joined the long and growing list of cases supporting the Single Business Enterprise Theory exception to the long standing principle that corporations are separate and distinct legal entities apart from their shareholders and affiliated companies.
Continue Reading One More Nail in the Coffin – The Single Business Enterprise Theory Rides Again