as USDA Implements Immediate Measures to Help Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities Affected by COVID-19
USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep our customers, partners, and stakeholders continuously updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America.
If your business is experiencing economic hardship, a significant decline in gross receipts or has suspended operation because of limited commerce due to Covid 19 you may be eligible for the Employee Retention Credit, launched March 31, 2020 by the Treasury Department and the IRS to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is available to many employers regardless of size.