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Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – May 30, 2024

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) Reports: 7(a) Loan Approval for Borrowers with Unresolved COVID-19 Pandemic Loan Compliance Issues: On May 21, SBA’s OIG issued an inspection report assessing SBA’s 7(a) loan approval . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – April 25, 2024

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Council Final Rule: Sustainable Procurement On April 22, the Department of Defense, General Services Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration published a Final Rule amending the FAR and updating regulations . . . Read More

Corporate Transparency Act Updates for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses: Constitutionality, Exemptions, and Substantial Control

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA), which came into effect on January 1, 2024, has significant implications for government contractors and commercial businesses. This client alert summarizes recent developments in the CTA—including constitutionality, physical office requirements, unpopulated joint ventures, and substantial control—to help businesses comply and avoid harsh enforcement penalties.  If you formed an entity on or after January 1, 2024, and are not subject to one of the exemptions, then you must file your initial BOI report within 90 days from . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – March 14, 2024

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Keys to Avoiding GAO’s Timeliness Trap, PilieroMazza Blog, Isaias “Cy” Alba, IV , Eric Valle GAO’s recent decision in Marathon Medical Corporation provides a cautionary tale for government contractors seeking to protest the terms by which an agency conducts a procurement. . . . Read More

Employee Retention Credit: Moratorium, Withdrawals, and March 22 Deadline for Voluntary Disclosure Program

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC)—sometimes called the Employee Retention Tax Credit or ERTC—is a refundable tax credit for certain eligible businesses and tax-exempt organizations that had employees and were affected during the COVID-19 pandemic. Amid growing concerns about aggressive marketing and scams involving fraudulent activity, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has announced several initiatives aimed at helping small businesses concerned about an ineligible ERC claim. In this client alert, PilieroMazza summarizes key points of the ERC and important considerations to . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 23, 2024

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   CORPORATE & ORGANIZATIONAL GOVERNANCE The Corporate Transparency Act: Updates, Requirements, and Enforcement for Small Businesses, PilieroMazza Client Alert, Isaias “Cy” Alba, IVAbigail “Abby” L. Baker , Paul H. Tracy The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) has been a hot topic for small business owners since its inception. . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – February 1, 2024

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Focus on SBA’s SBIC Program, Part 3: Demystifying the Intricacies of the SBIC Application Process, PilieroMazza Blog, Isaias “Cy” Alba, IVRobert Troiano The Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program is emerging as a powerful financial tool for small business . . . Read More

Forgiveness Denied: Protecting Your Rights During the PPP Loan Appeal Process

In 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act established the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Under the PPP, eligible businesses could receive loans for support through unprecedented times. Loan forgiveness was all but promised by not only lenders processing the loans, but the Small Business Administration (SBA) which was tasked with implementing the program. With SBA planning to claw-back PPP loans for years to come, borrowers should be aware of how to protect their rights when appealing a . . . Read More

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – January 25, 2024

If you have questions concerning the content below, please visit this link . Upcoming Events: Register to attend PilieroMazza’s upcoming events here . Recent Thought Leadership: Check out PilieroMazza’s recent client alerts and blogs here . Podcasts: Listen to PilieroMazza’s podcasts GovCon Live!  here  and Clocking in with PilieroMazza  here .   GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS Good News for Pandemic-Related Government Contract Claims: McCarthy HITT – Next NGA West JV, PilieroMazza Blog, Lauren Brier , Annie B. Hudgins On December 20, 2023, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (the Board) denied the government’s . . . Read More

Good News for Pandemic-Related Government Contract Claims: McCarthy HITT – Next NGA West JV

On December 20, 2023, the Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals (the Board) denied the government’s motion to dismiss pandemic-related claims. In doing so, the Board rejected the government’s arguments alleging that the claims (1) failed to state a claim, (2) were barred by the sovereign acts affirmative defense, and (3) failed to provide a clear amount as required by the Contracts Disputes Act. The Board’s rejection of the government’s motion to dismiss in McCarthy HITT – Next NGA West . . . Read More