Congress Passes New Stimulus Bill, President Signs Next
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December 22, 2020 | By: LendVer Staff –

The long awaited roughly $900 billion stimulus bill has passed both houses of Congress as of last night. The bill includes the major items outlined here, and the full text of the 5,593 legislation was posted by CNN last night and can be read here. The newly passed stimulus package heads to the President’s desk for signature next, where it will be signed into law.

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When will stimulus checks arrive…

Once the new aid legislation is enacted, eligible Americans will anxiously await the receipt of $600 stimulus checks, that some reports state could begin to arrive in as little as 2 weeks.

Good news for small businesses…

$284 billion of funds will be made available to small businesses via the Paycheck Protection Program, and additional measures were included to ease the burden of borrowers:

  • Small businesses may receive a 2nd PPP loan if their revenue has dropped by 25% or more.
  • There will be a simplified forgiveness application (no more than 1-page) process for borrowers with a PPP loan of less than $150,000.
  • Forgiven PPP loan expenses will be tax deductible, reversing unpopular IRS guidance, and eliminating a significant tax liability for many.

What’s next…

The timeline for when the President signs the new stimulus bill into law is not set, but it is expected to be imminent. It is still unclear exactly when direct payment stimulus checks will make it into the accounts of eligible Americans, but legislators have made it known that speed is a priority.

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