NPA Confirms Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) Contract with LeadsOnline

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August 4, 2020 More than two years ago the NPA’s Government Relations Committee heard members’ concerns of receiving trace requests on firearms that were pawned by or purchased from their consumer customers. Previously, the BATFE trace requests to FFLs were only on firearms purchased from distributors or manufacturers. We heard you and shared your concerns. The GRC asked questions of …

IRS Guidance Notice 2020-32 Detailing Limits on Deducting Business Expenses Covered by Loans Eligible for Forgiveness under the CARES Act’s Paycheck Protection Program

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Your NPA Team GRC follows developments related to the CARES Act on a daily basis. Late on May 1, 2020 we focused on IRS guidance covering the deduction of business expenses for payroll, rent, and the like if the employer received actual loan forgiveness under the CARES Act and its authorization of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan program. Some …

Information for Pawnbrokers about Eligibility for Payroll Protection Program Loans Under the CARES Act of 2020

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April 13, 2020 Pawnbrokers have reported experiencing delays in receiving loan proceeds from their Payroll Protection Program (“PPP”) loan applications due to bankers’ uncertainty about eligibility. Others have been turned away by banks and told they could not apply for PPP loans because “lenders are not eligible.” Below is NPA’s position that pawnbrokers are eligible and why. Pawnbrokers were eligible for …

Revised Report on the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans – Use This Document to Guide Your Borrower Application

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April 3, 2020 – This Update Replaces Those Dated on March 29 and 31, 2020 NPA’s Team GRC is keeping watch on new Guidance and a new Interim Final Rule for the Paycheck Protection Loan Program. The SBA issued a new application form for the PPP Loans late on April 2, 2020, which replaces the previous version. As the information …

New Information on the “Paycheck Protection Program” Loans Authorized by the CARES Act and Possible Eligibility for Pawnbrokers

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March 31, 2020 The NPA’s Team GRC received additional information today about the CARES Act that the SBA may make the new Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans available to pawnbrokers. We are only providing new information we have and it is subject to SBA guidance, which we are told not to expect any earlier than Friday, April 3rd. This information …

First Report on March 27, 2020 CARES Act Loan Programs and Tax Benefits Available to Pawnbrokers

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March 29, 2020 NPA’s Team GRC obtained additional guidance on tax and SBA issues from Venable, a major Washington, D.C. law firm. We will provide additional COVID-19 updates as more information becomes available.  What New Relief Is AVAILABLE NOW to Pawnbrokers? SBA Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Program loans available only to businesses with 500 or fewer employees in federally declared …

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) Paid Sick Leave Changes to the FMLA and FLSA: Deadline to Notify Your Employees Using the Poster Published by the Department of Labor Is April 1, 2020

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April 1, 2020 is the deadline for employers with fewer than 500 employees to display the poster in a conspicuous place in each of your stores or by providing it via email to every current employee who is teleworking. Do not fail to provide this notice to employees by April 1, 2020. The poster is entitled “Employee Rights: Paid Sick …

Team GRC Outreach during the COVID-19 Emergency

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March 26, 2020 Since March 1, 2020, the Government Relations Committee has been engaged on a daily basis in  responding to questions posed by members either through the NPA Office or directly to Fran Bishop as GRC Liaison,  reviewing, preparing and issuing GRC Updates for all pawnbrokers on legislation pending in Congress to address issues related to pawnbrokers and pawn …

Families First Coronavirus Act

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s Employer Paid Leave Requirements March 26, 2020 This Update covers information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor on the Phase 2 legislation, formerly described as H.R. 6201. The NPA will continue to update this information as more details become available. The information below supplements the Government Relations Update posted on March 20, 2020. We …

Memorandum for Financial Services Sector, Department of the Treasury, Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin

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On March 22, 2020 the Department of the Treasury, Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin, issued a “Memorandum for Financial Services Sector.” Please read or download below. For NPA’s Team GRC guidance on this topic, click here to read the article Pawnbrokers are “Financial Institutions” under Federal Law; State Laws May Vary