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August 7, 2020

Agreement on economic recovery package remains out of reach as negotiations continue
Talks between Republicans and Democrats on another package to address the economic and health impacts of the coronavirus pandemic remained at an impasse, and even though key negotiators have vowed to continue their discussions, many in Congress expressed pessimism about bridging the parties’ significant differences; meanwhile, President Trump indicated he could soon issue executive orders to bypass Congress in areas such as the extension of enhanced unemployment benefits, eviction protections, and a payroll tax cut.

BEAT final regs reach OIRA
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs received final regulations on the base erosion and anti-abuse tax from the Treasury Department for review, and in coronavirus developments, the IRS released new FAQs on Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness rules, guidance addressing employer-sponsored leave banks, and temporary new application procedures for accounting method changes.

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July 31, 2020
Bipartisan agreement appears elusive as Senate Republicans release economic recovery proposal

July 27, 2020 (Special Edition)
Senate Republicans present opening bid on economic recovery package

July 24, 2020
Rollout of Senate GOP’s coronavirus relief package delayed as consensus proves elusive

July 3, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program extension clears Congress, heads to White House

June 26, 2020
House Democrats release massive infrastructure package with significant tax title

June 19, 2020
US exits multilateral consensus talks on digital services taxes

June 12, 2020
New Paycheck Protection Program guidance addresses concerns about loan forgiveness ‘cliff’

June 5, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program enhancement bill clears Senate, heads to White House

May 29, 2020
House approves Paycheck Protection Program enhancements

May 22, 2020
House to vote on Paycheck Protection Program enhancements

May 15, 2020
Heroes Act clears House, next steps uncertain

May 12, 2020 (Special Edition)
House Democrats release ‘Phase 4’ economic recovery proposal

May 8, 2020
Lawmakers challenge Paycheck Protection Program guidance, Treasury changes course on employee retention tax credit

May 1, 2020
Guidance addresses deductibility of expenses paid for by Paycheck Protection Program loans

April 24, 2020
Supplemental funds for Paycheck Protection Program plus new money for hospitals, coronavirus testing signed into law

April 17, 2020
Stalemate continues over additional funds for Paycheck Protection Program

April 10, 2020
Rival proposals to boost funding for CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program blocked in Senate

April 3, 2020
Understanding the CARES Act’s tax provisions – A selected list of key resources

March 27, 2020 (Special Edition) #2
House approves CARES Act stimulus package, president’s signature expected

March 25, 2020 (Special Edition) #2
CARES Act clears Senate

March 25, 2020 (Special Edition)
Senate leaders reach deal on coronavirus economic stimulus proposal; floor vote to follow

March 23, 2020 (Special Edition)
House Democrats unveil coronavirus stimulus proposal as Senate bill stalls again

March 22, 2020 (Special Edition) #2
Coronavirus stimulus bill trips over Senate procedural hurdle

March 22, 2020 (Special Edition)
Senate unveils revised coronavirus economic stimulus proposal

March 20, 2020 (Special Edition)
Senate Republicans unveil ‘Phase III’ coronavirus stimulus proposal with significant business tax relief

March 18, 2020 (Special Edition)
Senate approves coronavirus stimulus package: Next stop – White House

March 17, 2020 (Special Edition)
Revised coronavirus stimulus package clears House, heads to Senate

March 16, 2020 (Special Edition)
House OKs coronavirus economic stimulus bill with business tax credits; more tax relief expected in subsequent package [UPDATED]

March 14 2020
House OKs coronavirus economic stimulus bill with business tax credits; more tax relief in the mix for subsequent package

March 6 2020
No plans – for now – to delay TCJA corporate revenue raisers, Mnuchin says

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