Employee Retention Credit

On Thursday, March 11th, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act into law. The newly enacted law includes credit updates to Employee Retention Credit, FFCRA and COBRA.

Employee Retention Credits

The CARES Act provides payroll tax credit equal to 50% of up to $10,000 of qualified wages per employee paid from March 13, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Employers are eligible for the credit for any quarter in which they have either had to fully or partially suspend operation of business because of governmental orders due to COVID-19.

COVID Relief and Government Funding Bill

On Sunday, December 27, President Trump signed the COVID Relief and Government Funding Bill. This bill impacts employers’ ability to utilize the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act (FFCRA), employee retention credits, and defer employee payroll taxes. PayNorthwest can help you address each of these areas according to your organization’s specific needs.

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020

On June 5th, 2020 the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed into law. The Act eases restrictions on how businesses can spend their Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, giving business owners a better chance of qualify for loan forgiveness. 

Employer Social Security Deferment

The CARES Act provides for the delay of payment of Employer Social Security tax incurred between March 27, 2020 and December 31, 2020. 50% of the deferred tax payments are due on December 31, 2021 and 50% is due on December 31, 2022.

Paycheck Protection Program From SBA

While many extensions and flexibilities were enacted with recent legislation, one date still remains: the last day a PPP loan application can be approved is June 30, 2020. That means now is the time to apply for a PPP loan before time runs out.