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On Friday, June 19, IRS issued Notice 2020-50, expanding the definition of “qualified individuals” eligible for coronavirus-related distributions from eligible retirement accounts. The Notice also provides detailed guidance for coronavirus-related distributions and expanded plan loans made available by the CARES Act.

On June 19, 2020, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled that the Iowa Department of Revenue rationally interpreted Iowa Code § 422.7(21)(a) to prevent a typical cash rental landlord from taking the Iowa capital gain deduction.

On June 16, the Small Business Administration and the Treasury issued guidance on forgiveness, as it applies to the self-employed, in light of the Paycheck Protection Flexibility Act enacted June 5.


On June 8, 2020, IRS and Treasury issued proposed regulations (REG-109755-19) that will (once they become final) open the door for those involved with health care sharing ministries and direct primary care arrangements to realize tax savings for the cost of these programs.


Update: On June 19, the Ninth Circuit denied the plaintiff's emergency motion to enforce the vacature and hold EPA in contempt.

Update: Late on June 8, the U.S. EPA issued a final cancellation order for the registrations of the three herbicides impacted by the Ninth Circuit's ruling.

May 29, 2020 | Kristine A. Tidgren

On May 29, 2020, Katie Kramer and Justin Muir, agricultural program specialists from the Iowa USDA-FSA office, and ISU agricultural economist Chad Hart joined us for a webinar on the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The panel reviewed eligibility information and the application process for the new program and answered a number of producer questions.


Please join us for a free webinar on Friday, May 29, to review the CFAP application process.


Update: Late on May 13, Treasury extended the deadline for repaying a PPP loan without review from May 14 to May 18.

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