American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Phase 5 Stimulus Package—Highlights of Certain Key Tax-Related Provisions in ARPA
On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), in furtherance of the fifth phase of the federal government’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. The full text of the bill is published here. The key tax provisions of the Phase 5 Stimulus are summarized in this Alert, and include the repeal of the worldwide interest allocation election, an expansion of the employee retention credit, and additional economic impact payments for individuals.
A separate Ropes & Gray client alert (Key Employee Benefit Provisions of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021) provides a summary of the key employee benefit plan and executive compensation-related provisions outlined in the ARPA.