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How COVID-19 Poses New Fraud Threats to Vulnerable Businesses
Scam artists know how anxious business owners are during the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. The last thing your business needs right now is to suffer additional financial losses. So keep an eye out for the following scams:
Adjusting Your Financial Statements for COVID-19 Tax Relief Measures
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, signed into law on March 27, 2020, contains several tax-related provisions for businesses hit by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Those provisions will also have an impact on financial reporting.
FFCRA and CARES Act Program Comparison
Our partners, at Execupay have developed a comparison chart for the Family First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid, Response, and Economic Security Act. This chart provides information about who is eligible, how to take advantage of these programs, what the maximum amounts and applicable periods are, and where to learn more.
Relief From Not Making Employment Tax Deposits Due to COVID-19 Tax Credits
The IRS has issued guidance providing relief from failure to make employment tax deposits for employers that are entitled to the refundable tax credits provided under two laws passed in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic - Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act.
IRS Warning About Economic Impact Payment Scams
With news that the IRS will be sending money to taxpayers as part of the recently passed COVID-19 stimulus package, scammers have begun targeting taxpayers in an attempt to gain access to the funds and steal personal information they can later use for tax fraud or identity theft.
Answers to Questions About The CARES Act Employee Retention Tax Credit
The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides a refundable payroll tax credit for 50% of wages paid by eligible employers to certain employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Using Your Financial Statements During An Economic Crisis
The economic fallout from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has forced business owners to reevaluate their operations and make difficult decisions. One place to look for the information you need to make rational, reasonable moves is your financial statements.
Small Business Loans Under the CARES Act
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain non-profits and other employers.
Illinois Emergency Small Business Grants and Loans Assistance
Governor JB Pritzker and Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity are providing more than $90 million in financial relief to small businesses across Illinois through emergency assistance programs including the Hospitality Emergency Grant Program for bars, restaurants and hotels.
Paid Sick Leave Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded paid family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.
Illinois Extends Income Tax Deadline to July 15th
The Illinois due date for individuals, trusts, and corporations to file and pay taxes has been extended to match the federal due date of July 15, 2020.  This relief is automatic, an extension does not need to be filed.
Unemployment Resources
With all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and its impact on the business environment, many business owners are beginning to inquire about the availability of unemployment benefits in the event of business closures or layoffs due to the continued spread of the virus.

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