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In response to feedback received from various stakeholders, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB or Board) voted on May 20, 2020 in favor of a one-year deferment of the implementation of the Revenue Recognition (ASC 606) and Leases (ASC 842) standards for private companies that have yet to issue their financial statements. This is a result of the continuing struggle private companies are facing carrying out daily accounting tasks in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the release of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application (Application), there have been hundreds of articles detailing the specifics of the Application and the information it provides on costs eligible for forgiveness.

On May 18, 2020, while most Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) participants were studying the Loan Forgiveness Application released on May 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issued an Interim Final Rule (IFR) on Treatment of Entities with Foreign Affiliates.