COVID-19 Joint Information Center Update: May 14, 2021



Latest Regulation Clarifies and Expands CARES Act Worker Retention Credit score

The Inner Income Service urges employers to reap the benefits of the newly-extended worker retention credit score, designed to make it simpler for companies that, regardless of challenges posed by COVID-19, select to maintain their staff on the payroll.


The Taxpayer Certainty and Catastrophe Tax Aid Act of 2020, modified and prolonged the Worker Retention Credit score (ERC), for six months by means of June 30, 2021. A number of of the modifications apply solely to 2021, whereas others apply to each 2020 and 2021.


Efficient January 1, 2021, employers are eligible in the event that they function a commerce or enterprise throughout January 1, 2021, by means of June 30, 2021, and expertise both:

  1. A full or partial suspension of the operation of their commerce or enterprise throughout this era due to governmental orders limiting commerce, journey or group conferences on account of COVID-19, or
  2. A decline in gross receipts in a calendar quarter in 2021 the place the gross receipts of that calendar quarter are lower than 80% of the gross receipts in the identical calendar quarter in 2019 (to be eligible based mostly on a decline in gross receipts in 2020 the gross receipts have been required to be lower than 50%).


On account of the brand new laws, eligible employers can now declare a refundable tax credit score towards the employer share of Social Safety tax equal to 70% of the certified wages they pay to staff after December 31, 2020, by means of June 30, 2021. Certified wages are restricted to $10,000 per worker per calendar quarter in 2021. Thus, the utmost ERC quantity out there is $7,000 per worker per calendar quarter, for a complete of $14,000 in 2021.


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Minority Enterprise Fund Based by 4 Neighborhood Banks:

4 banks have collectively dedicated as much as $1 million in interest-free loans to help each startup and current minority-owned small companies inside the sponsoring neighborhood financial institution markets. The financial institution serving Washington County is the Financial institution of Charles City. For particulars try the hyperlink. institution/banking-on-diversity/  


Please ahead this e-mail to any minority-owned enterprise you might know that may very well be helped by this funding alternative. If you happen to or another enterprise wants assist with the mortgage course of please be at liberty to achieve out to Herb Melrath, SBA at [email protected] 




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