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UPDATE: More Questions Answered on the Public Health and Social Service Emergency Fund

April 14, 2020 — Coronavirus Bulletin

The CARES Act invested $100 billion into the Public Health and Social Service Emergency Fund for health care providers. Here is an update on those funds. Key points: The first tranche of $30 billion is out the door, with allocations going to providers proportionately based on how much a given provider billed Medicare fee-for-service in 2019. Providers can find ...

Tax Day Update: Workers Are Getting Their Money Quickly

April 14, 2020 — Blog

Faced with the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic, workers and small businesses needed more flexibility on the April 15 tax filing deadline. To help, President Trump pushed the tax filing deadline back to July 15th—allowing Americans to file later without penalties or interest. Important: if you expect to receive a refund, you are still encouraged to ...

Hope in Crisis: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

April 14, 2020 — Blog

April is observed as a solemn month for millions of Americans. Whether they are observing Easter, Passover, Ramadan, or simply taking in the beauty of spring, the fourth month of the year is a precious 30 days. COVID-19 has tried to decimate this month’s beauty. And the American people aren’t allowing that to happen. From a garage in Houston to an RV in South Carolina, here are some stories ...

Individual checks: Payments Are Already on Their Way

April 10, 2020 — Blog

Relief payments are already being processed, and are expected to hit bank accounts as soon as next week. Here’s what you need to know about the Trump Administration’s effort to get payments to Americans. Direct Deposit means faster payment: Many Americans filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019 and provided direct deposit information. Those taxpayers do not need to take ...

Senate Democrats, Speaker Pelosi Block Worker and Small Biz Relief They’ve Praised

April 09, 2020 — Blog

Senate Democrats are holding up funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, which has become so popular in keeping workers on small business payrolls that it is quickly running out of money. The program was established as part of the CARES Act, which was passed unanimously and included billions for hospitals and health care workers on the front lines. Not only is it misleading for Democrats to ...

Hope in Crisis: More Resources for Front-Line Workers

April 09, 2020 — Blog

“Right now, businesses are rightly focused on helping on applying maximum pressure on the virus and survival,”said Ways and Means Republican Leader Kevin Brady (R-TX). “That is exactly where they need to be.” And that is exactly what local businesses nationwide are doing as we work to ...