Covid-19 Information & Resources
First off let me say that I hope you, your family and friends are doing well, staying healthy and being careful during these crazy times. My office, and my family for that matter, have been taking all precautions possible. My staff has been working remotely since March 17th. My last in person appointment was on the morning of March 16th. Until further notice I am not meeting in person but am conducting any scheduled appointments over phone. Please note, I am still working as much if not more than "normal" years.
Clients can send information to me via my portal (ideal) or by dropping off in my secure window slot downstairs (see picture).
Please contact me if you have any problems using my portal or have any other questions.
I plan to post as many resources as possible on this page and will update as often as possible. Below is a start:
H.R. 748, the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act”, passed the Senate last night by unanimous vote. Click here to see the tax relief provisions of the CARES Act or click below:
IRS Pushes 2020 Tax Filing and Payment Deadline to July 15. Here’s What That Means for You (from Gusto - a payroll tax provider)
IRS FAQ's related to Notice 2020-18
CA Employment Development Department (EDD)
Extended tax deadlines
Delays the deadline for state payroll tax deposits and filing by 60 days for individuals and businesses unable to file on time based on compliance with public health requirements related to COVID-19. Available upon request in the portal to EDD Encouraging small businesses and individuals with hardship to reach out to EDD, which will provide additional relief on a case by case basis.
CA Office of Small Business Advocate
SBA Funding & Loan Programs
IBank will issue loan guarantees up to 95 percent of the loan through its partner Financial Development Corporations to help small business borrowers who were impacted by disasters or public safety power shutoffs and who need term loans or lines of credit for working capital. Small businesses, including small farms, nurseries, agriculture-related enterprises and nonprofits that have suffered an economic loss Resources for Businesses and/or physical damage may apply. This disaster program will help lenders and small businesses by providing loan guarantees of up to $1 million for small business borrowers in declared disaster areas. IBank is also offering loans from $500 to $10,000 to low-wealth entrepreneurs in the declared disaster and emergency areas through its Jump Start Loan Program.
Executive Department, State of California
Governor Newsom is relaxing the state WARN Act requirements for businesses affected by COVID-19.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
SBA Disaster Assistance
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
From the California Department of Public Health:
An Employer’s Guide to Navigating the Coronavirus (from Gusto - a payroll provider)
Everything Small Businesses Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (from Gusto)
Webinar: Navigating COVID-19 as a Small Employer (from Gusto)