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    Title: Accounting and Financial Reporting for PPP Loans and Forgiveness
    Category: Accounting and Auditing
    Field of Study: Accounting
    Course Code: A020-0269
    CPE Credits: 2.0
    Price: $19.95


The objective of this course is to inform the reader of the accounting and financial reporting issues related to the receipt and forgiveness of loans received under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
Topics include: Understanding the basic rules for PPP loans; a review of how PPP loans should be accounted for under GAAP; accounting for the treatment of PPP loans as debt; how to account for debt issuance costs; accounting for forgiveness of debt; presentation of eligible expenses; presentation of PPP loan transactions on the statement of cash flows; disclosures required for PPP loans; accounting for advances received under the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL); accounting for PPP loans as grants; CPA independence issues when there is involvement in PPP loan transactions; accountant and auditor reporting issues and use of an emphasis-of-matter paragraph in reports; and more. [Updated to reflect Accounting and Financial Reporting Issues Related to the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021]

Delivery Method: Online Interactive Self Study

Level: Overview

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

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Course Details

Author: Steven C. Fustolo

Category: Accounting and Auditing

Field of Study: Accounting

Passing Score: 70%

Publication Date: 04/27/2022

Technical Details: Accounting is a technical field of study.

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1. Identify some of the eligible expenses related to use of PPP loan proceeds
2. Recognize approaches to account for PPP loans under GAAP
3. Recall how to present debt issuance costs on the financial statements
4. Recognize how to account for PPP loan forgiveness
5. Recognize how to present a gain on extinguishment on the statement of cash flows
6. Identify how to treat the forgiveness of a PPP loan for tax purposes
7. Recognize how the IAS 20 grant approach is used to account for its PPP loan
8. Recognize actions that impact a CPA's independence in a PPP loan assistance engagement
9. Recall some of the rules pertaining to a CPA receiving an agent fee from a PPP loan lender, and
10. Identify whether an emphasis-of-matter paragraph may be used in an accountant's report when there is a forgiveness of a PPP loan

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QAS: Yes

CPA: Suitable for all CPAs

IRS: No IRS credit for Enrolled Agents.

Profession Identifiers : CPA, CMA

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