As we covered recently, environmental, social, governance (ESG) investing is a relatively new approach for investing “ethically,” however you define the term.
The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CCA), which was passed by Congress and signed by the president late last December, included a very tax-beneficial provision that liberalized the interaction between PPP loans and the Employee Retention Credit (ERC). Prior to its passage, if an employer obtained a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, the employer was ineligible to claim the ERC.
If there’s one trait nearly everyone shares, it’s a desire to make the world a better place. No wonder there’s so much interest in environmental, social, governance (ESG) investing. Who wouldn’t want to try earning decent if not stellar returns, while contributing – or at least causing less harm – to the greater good?
After months of political bickering, Congress has reached an agreement on an emergency coronavirus relief bill, and the President has said he would sign it. Although not all the details are fully available yet, the following provides a good overview of the provisions affecting individual taxpayers and small businesses.