Due to the significant impact of Covid-19 on businesses, the government has established several important payroll related relief programs to help all businesses.
The PPP (Paycheck Protection Program) offered forgivable loans to businesses to cover wages and a few other qualified company expenses for about 2 and a half months.
If you did not apply for or receive the PPP loan, the Federal government has made 3 new credits available to all employers.
- Qualified Sick leave credit – Your employees or their qualified family members were infected and are paid qualified sick leave wages.
- Qualified Family leave credit – Employees can’t work because they need to care for children due to school closing or lack of childcare, etc.
- Employee Retention Credit – Your business suffered significant loss of revenue (>50% drop) or is suspended by government order.
Please refer to the IRS publications and FAQs above for more information about the qualifications, maximum credit allowed and record-keeping requirements.
These credits will be claimed on the quarterly form 941, starting from the 2nd quarter to the 4th quarter of 2020. Once you claim these credits, you may want to start to keep detailed records and track qualified wages and related health plan expenses, and more. The IRS, as well as Paycheck Manager, are still working to implement the changes to the new form 941 and e-File.
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