Cortburg Speaks Retirement

5 Highlights of the New Stimulus Package

February 10, 2021 Miguel Gonzalez, MBA, AIF®, CPFA®, CRC® Season 2021 Episode 20
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5 Highlights of the New Stimulus Package
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Cortburg Speaks Retirement
5 Highlights of the New Stimulus Package
Feb 10, 2021 Season 2021 Episode 20
Miguel Gonzalez, MBA, AIF®, CPFA®, CRC®

Cortburg Speaks Retirement - episode #20: 5 Highlights of the New Stimulus Package

Today’s summary of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 is for informational purposes only and is not a replacement for real-life advice. Make sure to consult your tax, legal, or accounting professional before modifying any part of your tax strategy based on the new stimulus package.

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Cortburg Speaks Retirement - episode #20: 5 Highlights of the New Stimulus Package

Today’s summary of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 is for informational purposes only and is not a replacement for real-life advice. Make sure to consult your tax, legal, or accounting professional before modifying any part of your tax strategy based on the new stimulus package.

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Cortburg Speaks Retirement

An audio podcast about investing in the stock market, financial planning, money management and retirement planning.  Each Wednesday, we help investors at all stages of life learn how to potentially grow and preserve their money from first job through retirement.

Now here is your host, Miguel Gonzalez.

 

HOST

After a bit of political posturing in December, the $900 billion Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (2021 CAA) was signed into law by President Trump as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact employers and employees. Here’s a quick recap of five key highlights:

Stimulus Checks: The new law authorized a second round of $600 checks for people with income that meets the criteria. The checks start to phase out for individuals who earned at least $75,000 in 2019 and $150,000 for joint filers.1

Unemployment Benefits: The law provides up to $300 per week in enhanced benefits through March 2021. The benefits extend to self-employed individuals and gig workers.2

Student Loan Repayment: The 2021 CAA extends the provision that allows employers to repay up to $5,250 annually towards an employee’s student loan payments. The payments are tax-free to the employee.3

Small Businesses: The 50% limit on the deduction for business meals has been lifted. Business meal expenses after December 31, 2020, and before January 1, 2023, may now be fully deductible. Please consult your tax, legal, or accounting professional for more specific information regarding this provision.4

PPP Loans: The new law contains $284 billion in relief for a second round of Payment Protection Program loan funding. Businesses with 300 or fewer employees may be eligible for a second loan. “Second-draw” loans are available through March 31, 2021.5 As 2021 gets underway, expect some additional guidance from regulators on 2021 CAA. 

Our office will keep an eye out for updates and pass information as it becomes available. 

Make sure to visit our website, www.CortburgRetirement.com. Our site is filled with educational videos, eBooks, publications, and financial calculators designed to help you learn more about your finances.  As you search our site, send us a note regarding any questions you may have about any particular investment concepts or products. We will get back to you quickly with a thoughtful answer.

Today’s summary of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 is for informational purposes only and is not a replacement for real-life advice. Make sure to consult your tax, legal, or accounting professional before modifying any part of your tax strategy based on the new stimulus package.

This is Miguel Gonzalez, Retirement Specialist and Managing Partner, with Cortburg Retirement Advisors signing off for this week’s educational podcast.  

 

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1. USAToday.com, December 31, 2020

2. CNBC.com, December 21, 2020

3. ThinkAdvisor.com, December 30, 2020

4. ThinkAdvisor.com, December 30, 2020

5. Forbes.com, December 29, 2020