Glen Ellyn Chamber Members Stay Informed on Breaking News for your Business

SUBMIT TODAY The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the , The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act which provides cash-flow assistance through 100 percent federally guaranteed loans to employers who maintain payroll during this emergency . It is suggested to apply by today - Friday, April 3, 2020 . Once you complete the application you must submit it to your SBA lender. You may apply through any existing SBA lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union. We strongly recommend working with your lenders or those that serve Glen Ellyn.
*Helpful- Comparing the Emergency Loan Funds: this memo summarizes the major features of each of the emergency loan programs launching between March 31 and April 3 for entrepreneurs in Illinois. Further details will be added as they become available. Link

NEW Information to th e recently passed CARES Act enhances existing unemployment benefits and creates entirely new benefits for individuals previously not eligible for unemployment. It is important to note that some of the new benefits will not be immediately available and will take time to roll out.   Specifically, the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA),  which provides 39 weeks of unemployment benefits to individuals not eligible for regular unemployment, like independent contractors and sole-proprietors. 

Individuals interested in PUA should be advised to  NOT call the Department of Employment Security  asking to sign up. Calling or going online for PUA benefits will contribute to delays on the IDES call lines and the website. Further, if individuals attempt to apply for PUA benefits before IDES has fully implemented the new program, they will receive a denial letter.  Once IDES is able to roll out the new PUA program, an announcement will be made - and applications will be available online and via telephone.  

NEW Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)   The C ARES Act expands the Small Business Administration’s long-standing Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL). The EIDL program was created to assist businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters. link

NEW Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit    The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue ServiceWednesday launched the Employee Retention Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on their payroll. The refundable tax credit is 50% of up to $10,000 in wages paid by an eligible employer whose business has been financially impacted by COVID-19. Link

NEW Economic Impact Payments - On March 30th, The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment. Link
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