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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

COVID-19: The Impact on Small Businesses


COVID-19: The Impact on Small Businesses

03/27/20

Small businesses are struggling economically in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

FFCRA Tax Credits



Covered employers qualify for dollar-for-dollar reimbursement through tax credits for all
qualifying wages paid under the FFCRA. Qualifying wages are those paid to an employee
who takes leave under the Act for a qualifying reason, up to the appropriate per diem and
aggregate payment caps. Applicable tax credits also extend to amounts paid or incurred
to maintain health insurance coverage.


Under guidance expected to be released this week, eligible employers who pay qualifying
sick or child care leave will be able to retain an amount of the payroll taxes equal to
the amount of qualifying sick and child care leave that they paid, rather than deposit
them with the IRS. The payroll taxes available for employers to retain include withheld
federal income taxes, the employee share of Social Security and Medicare taxes, and the
employer share of Social Security and Medicare taxes with respect to all employees.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

 

On March 18, 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was passed.
The Act has two important new laws for employees, intended to provide relief as
most people’s lives have been impacted in some way by COVID-19: (1) the Emergency
Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act; and (2) the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.
FFCRA also offers tax credits and exemptions designed to protect the viability of
businesses during a time of economic stress.


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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Changes to PA List - Quick summary


The Life-Sustaining Business List has been updated twice in the last 3 days.  Here's quick list of changes:

  • Accounting and payroll – now permitted

  • Construction – emergency repairs permitted

  • Insurance carrier and agencies are now permitted – but no in person sales.

  • Dry-cleaning and Laundry - permitted

  • Household services – permitted.

  • Manufacturing – Glass and glass product, lime and gypsum, – now permitted

  • Aerospace products and parts – added exception - "Except defense industrial base manufacturing under CISA advisory is permitted"

  • Vehicle and parts wholesaler- permitted

  • Specialty food stores – permitted

  • Beer distributors -permitted

  • Clothing – exception added - "Except uniforms and accessories/supplies for public safety and health care professionals"

  • Misc. Store – exception added_ "Except pet supplies stores permitted"

  • Banks- exception added "This category includes consumer banks and credit unions using drive-through, ATM, and limited lobby services.
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

March 21 Upated Closure List

Text Box: Remediation Services

 

Industry

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Responding to PA's Business Closure List


Governor Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close their physical locations as of 8 p.m. March 19, to slow the spread of COVID-19.

 


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Friday, March 20, 2020

List of Non-essential Businesses


 

The categorical list of businesses closed by the Governor's Edict:

https://www.


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Friday, March 20, 2020

PA Governor Shuts Down Businesses - Enforcement to Begin at Midnight


Click here for the Governor's Edict shutting down your business

Thursday March 19, 2020, Pennsylvania Governor Shuts Down Businesses

 

The full text of the Order is here:

 

ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA REGARDING THE CLOSURE OF ALL BUSINESSES THAT ARE NOT LIFE SUSTAINING WHEREAS, the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) have declared a novel coronavirus (“COVID-19”) a “public health emergency of international concern,” and the U.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

COVID-19 Prompts Fed to Delay Tax Filing and Payment Deadline


COVID-19 Prompts Fed to Delay Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

03/18/20

This article has been updated to reflect the U.
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