Posts Tagged "Economic Downturn"


Commissioner Chuck Rettig announced the IRS People First Initiative to provide immediate relief to help people facing uncertainty over taxes during the health crisis. Highlights of the key actions in the IRS People First Initiative include: Installment Agreements Existing Installment Agreements–For taxpayers under an existing Installment Agreement, payments due between April 1 and July 15, 2020 are suspended. Taxpayers who are...

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These are unprecedented times in our economy. We continue to track the evolving landscape of financial programs offered to small businesses disrupted by the coronavirus (COVID-19).  The U.S. Small Business Administration (“SBA”) is offering loans through additional funding provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act recently signed by President Donald Trump.   SBA Disaster Loans as a Tool for...

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An economic downturn is a phase of the business cycle in which the economy is in decline. This phase basically marks the end of the period of growth in the business cycle. Economic downturns are characterized by decreased levels of consumer purchases (especially of durable goods) and, subsequently, reduced levels of production by businesses. While economic downturns are admittedly difficult and are formidable obstacles to small...

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