The information on this page is designed to assist you in light of the events surrounding COVID-19. A lot of this information is new and outside of the scope of our expertise. We encourage you all to reach out to your, tax professionals, legal experts, and or the direct lines provided by these agencies. Understand the information on this page is not intended to be legal advice. Our goal is to simply where you go to find information related to COVID-19 and business. Employees will also find needed information. Be sure to continue to visit this page from time to time for updates.
The information below will help you, apply for business loans, learn about recent legislation passed by congress, and provide recommendations for operating your business during this pandemic.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) passed in mid-March. It requires certain employers provide employees with sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for reason related to COVID-19. FFCRA will be effective through December 31st, 2020.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provides over $2 trillion for business, individuals, federal agencies and more. Small businesses are encouraged to keep their employees on payroll by using the Paycheck Protection Program. Which is a loan that can be forgiven if you meet the requirements.
Small Businesses with 2-100 employees can apply for an interest free loan through May 8th 2020.
Refer to the guidelines from the CDC for how to maintain a safe working environment during this time.
The FFCR Act updates the current policies for who is eligible for paid leave.
Small business owners from select states can apply for a low internet loan.
The US Chamber of Commerce provides eligibility insights into the CARES Act. This program does have loan forgiveness.
File for unemployment with the State of Florida. For questions and updates reach of to the Florida Dept of Economic Opportunity. Please allow a couple weeks for updates due to the COVID-19 related claims.