The Impact of PPP Forgiveness and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) on Government Contracts: What Small Business Government Contractors Need to Know

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act at the start of the pandemic was a lifeline for millions of small businesses in the U.S. The Paycheck Protection loan program (PPP) and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) provided relief and cash for all kinds of small businesses, but for government contractors, the confusion and changing guidance and interpretations has caused much consternation, stress, confusion, and frustration.

Now, almost two years after the initial programs were put in place, there is still confusion.

Listen to Susan Moser, Advisory Partner and leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Government Contracting industry practice, Martin Karamon, a Tax Services Principal and leader of Cherry Bekaert’s Tax Credits and Incentives advisory practice, Brynn McNeil, an Assurance Partner in the Firm’s GovCon practice, and Eric Poppe, a Senior Manager in the GovCon practice, as they provide a recap of the programs and discuss their current state, how contractors are handling relief, the accounting for these credits, the tax implications and how government auditors are looking at these credits and the impact on contracts.

If you have any questions specific to your situation, Cherry Bekaert’s GovCon Consultants are available to discuss your situation with you.

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