Latest assistance for you and your business provided to you by MACOC

N.J. lifts most fixed indoor COVID capacity limits today, ends outdoor gathering limits. But indoor masks remain.

Additional Funding Available to Phase 4 Grant Program from NJEDA
  • New Jersey will allocate an additional $235 million in grants to relief programs for small businesses impacted by COVID 19 available through Phase 4 of the Small Business Emergency Grant Program. State officials hope the additional funding will fulfill all eligible pending Phase 4 small business grant requests. EDA will begin accepting applications for the extended Phase 4 in the near future. Read about it here
More Assistance to State & Local Government from American Rescue Plan

American Rescue Plan: The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Will Deliver $350 Billion for State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Governments to Respond to the COVID-19 Emergency...Click Here For Details

News from the IRS

IRS provides guidance for employers claiming the Employee Retention Credit for first two quarters of 2021. Read about it here.
If you would like further details, you can read this article from Withum


Employers (and the self-employed) can apply for tax breaks on employee leave for COVID related vaccinations. This refundable tax credit is available to employers who grant paid time off to receive or recover from the vaccine. Read the IRS Facts Sheet here.


IRS/SBDC Event - Hearing All Voices - June 22nd, 2021: Small Business Workshop & Listening Session (Free) - opportunity to provide input and feedback directly to IRS senior leaders...Click Here For Details
National Small Business Month

N.J. drops $100 fee: In recognition of National Small Business Month, state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio announced that the $100 filing fee to become certified as a Small-, Minority-, Woman- or Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise is being waived indefinitely.
NJ's 2022 Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban Countdown
  • Counting Down to NJ's 2022 Plastic Carryout Bag and Polystyrene Foam Ban: New Jersey businesses can start preparing now for implementation of a new law, which takes effect May 4, 2022, which ends the use of single-use plastic carryout bags and...Click Here For Details

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Click here to read NJ Chamber of Commerce news for NJ businesses
as of 5/19/21.
US Chamber of Commerce published a small business Survival Guide and
a social media Communication Kit
which could be useful in restarting and rebuilding your business.
The site will be updated as new information becomes available.
Business Questions?
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The Small Business Association has set up a Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
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