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State of Delaware Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP)

25.03.2020
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State of Delaware Hospitality Emergency Loan Program (HELP)

We wanted to provide our clients guidance on a loan program offered by the State of Delaware to assist with the financial hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Governor John Carney announced Hospitality Emergency Loan Program or HELP to provide financial relief for restaurants, bars and other hospitality industry businesses.

Here’s what you need to know:

Loans up to $10,000 per applicant.
Annual revenue must be less than $1.5 million.
Businesses must have been in operation for at least a year
0% loans, with a […]

State of Maryland Small Business Assistance Programs

24.03.2020
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State of Maryland Small Business Assistance Programs

We wanted to provide our clients guidance with a one-stop shop for eligible programs that have been specifically catered to small businesses in the State of Maryland.  To assist with the financial hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Larry Hogan announced several different relief programs available to Maryland businesses.

The following financial relief programs offered by Maryland are aimed primarily at small business, including their employees and those who otherwise have been impacted by COVID-19 financially.  These programs will join federal disaster relief programs announced […]

TRS CPA GROUP: Maryland Guidance on What Constitutes Essential Businesses

23.03.2020
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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses effective 5 p.m. Monday, March 23, as an additional measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
The governor’s Office of Legal Counsel provided the following non-exhaustive list of businesses, , organizations, and facilities that are included in the federal critical infrastructure sectors.
The order does not require these businesses, organizations, and facilities to close.
a. The Chemical Sector includes, but is not limited to:
i. Pharmaceutical manufacturers.
ii. Chemical manufacturers.
iii. Distributors of chemicals and pharmaceuticals.
b. The […]

President Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill – Employer Tax Credits

20.03.2020
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President Trump Signs Coronavirus Relief Bill that Contains Employer Tax Credits

Today, President Trump signed the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” (the “Act”) to provide emergency supplemental appropriations and support Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic. Parts of the Act provide for emergency family and medical leave benefits, emergency paid sick leave benefits, and employer and self-employed tax credits and exclusion from employer FICA tax with respect to the payment of those benefits.

Employer tax credits.  The Act provides tax credits to employers to cover wages paid to employees while they are taking time […]

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