- SBA LOAN INFO
- FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
- TAX FILING DEADLINES
- OTHER RESOURCES
- NEVADA BRIDGE LOAN RESOURCES
- IRS UPDATES
SBA LOAN INFO
March 21, 2020
Under the recently enacted Corona virus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (the Act), small businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19 can apply for low-interest federal disaster loans through SBA. Small businesses and nonprofits can apply for working capital loans of up to $2 million.
Key Highlights of the loans:
- State governors must first request access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Once the declaration is made, information on the application process for disaster loan assistance will be made available to affected small businesses within the given state.
- Loans carry an interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits.
- Loans can be used to cover accounts payable, debts, payroll and other bills.
- Loans can be offered with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable—up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis.
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FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
The FMLA expanded to provide relief to those affected by COVID-19
March 20, 2020
“The Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (FFCRA), which goes into effect April 2, 2020 and expires December 31, 2020, responds to the coronavirus outbreak by providing additional assistance in the areas of COVID-19 testing, sick leave, food assistance, and more. We’ve compiled key details of FFCRA that we believe you need to know.
In summary, the Act:
- Requires private insurance plans to provide free COVID-19 testing
- Requires employers to provide emergency paid sick leave to workers affected by COVID-19 and expands family and medical leave.
- Offers increased funding for state unemployment insurance, food stamp and nutritional programs.
More specifically, here’s what The Families First Coronavirus Response Act means for both business owners and employees in the areas of sick leave and expanded family and medical leave.
- Employees are eligible for up to two weeks of sick leave (full pay for self, 2/3 pay for family care) for illness, quarantine or school closures.
- Employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave for school closures (10 days unpaid and then up to 10 weeks at 2/3 pay).
- FMLA expansion covers:
- Employers with fewer than 500 employees
- Employees who have been employed for at least 30 calendar days (some exclusions may apply)
- Employees who must care for children under the age of 18 in the event of school and place-of-care closures or if care provider is unavailable due to a public health emergency with respect to COVID-19.
- Emergency paid sick leave covers:
- Employers with fewer than 500 employees
- All employees no matter the length of employment (some exclusions may apply)
- Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for exemption from the requirement to provide leave due to school closings or child care unavailability if the leave requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.
The Coronavirus situation is changing rapidly, as are the updates to various relief efforts. We will continue to monitor news and keep you updated as clarification is provided.
TAX FILING DEADLINES
March 20, 2020
On March 20, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that the tax filing deadline has been extended to July 15, 2020. According to Mnuchin, “All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties.”
Note that this is a follow-up announcement to Notice 2020-17 that had previously only extended the payment deadline until July 15, 2020.
Tax update: Treasury Department and IRS defer tax payment deadline 90 days
March 19, 2020
The Treasury Department and the IRS have announced special payment relief in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This information is contained in Notice 2020-17. Key details are as follows:
- The income tax paymentdeadline for individual returns is automatically extended until July 15, 2020 for up to $1 million of 2019 tax due.
- Payment relief applies to all individual returns—including self-employed individuals and all entities other than C Corporations (e.g., trusts or estates).
- For C Corporations, the income tax payment deadline is also automatically extended until July 15, 2020 for up to $10 million of 2019 tax due.
- Tax payment relief also includes estimated tax payments for 2020 that are normally due April 15.
- Postponement of tax payments applies to federal returns only.
- While payments can be deferred, the filing deadline has NOT been extended. Taxpayers are expected to file returns by April 15, 2020, or file an extension.
- The IRS encourages Americans who can file their taxes before April 15, 2020 to do so in order to take advantage of any refund due to them.
Our firm continues to monitor announcements from the IRS regarding additional changes to filing and payment due dates and will keep you informed.
If you have questions, be sure to reach out to us. Our entire team is here to support and guide you!
Below is a list of links to websites that can provide you with information
State of Nevada: CLICK HERE
Clark County: CLICK HERE
NEVADA BRIDGE LOAN RESOURCES
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Info on Nevada Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan: CLICK HERE
Nevada Disaster Loan: CLICK HERE
Nevada Business Recovery: CLICK HERE
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