The Federal government continues to grapple with how to assist businesses and individuals with the growing impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. On Wednesday, March 18, 2020 the President signed into law H.R. 6201, “Families First Coronavirus Response Act,” which provides for supplemental appropriations related to the COVID-19 public health emergency, as well as waivers and modifications of Federal nutrition programs, employment-related protection and benefits, health programs and insurance coverage requirements, and related employer tax credits and exemptions.
To review a summary of the Family and medical leave and emergency paid sick time requirements for the employers impacted by the new law as well as the Employer and self-employed tax credits that may be available click here. As the new law is interpreted and more guidance becomes available we will provide updates.
On March 20, 2020 Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the 2019 federal tax return filing deadline for individuals and businesses will be extended from April 15 to July 15.
Earlier last week, the US Treasury Department granted federal payment relief, which includes the following highlights:
This guidance was updated in Notice 2020-18 to state that there is NO LIMITATION on the amount of the payment that may be postponed and that the filing deadline will automatically be postponed.
The California Franchise Tax Board, in accord with the federal announcement, also extended the state tax filing and payment deadlines to until July 15 for all individuals and business entities for the following:
An additional five states have issued guidance at this point including Alabama, Connecticut, Maryland, Minnesota, and Oregon.
We will continue to monitor the situation and update you on any legislation or additional guidance in order to meet any filing requirements. We are continuing to work remotely and have full capacity to complete any and all necessary work.