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What's Being Done | Coronavirus Response

Below is a running list links and information to help explain how the federal government is responding to the coronavirus pandemic. It covers what small businesses, seniors, and workers need to know and is broken into sections about what Congress has passed, what Congress is going to do next, and what the Administration has done to help Americans fight this global pandemic.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA's Interim Final Guidance for the Paycheck Protection Program CLICK HERE

Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form CLICK HERE

SBA Funding Options

CARES Act Information (Phase 3 Coronavirus Response) 

Full text of the final bill

Section-by-section summary of the bill

Click here for a one-pager on small business relief.

Click here for a one-pager on direct payments.

Click here for an overview of new paid leave provisions and tax requirements.

Paycheck Protection Program: Interim Final Rule

Q&A for Individuals (pdf)
Topics covered:

  • Cash payments to Americans
  • Unemployment insurance
  • Emergency leave
  • Changes to tax filing
  • Childcare
  • Utility shutoffs
  • Housing
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Real ID
  • Prison related
  • Americorps

Q&A for Businesses (pdf)
Topics covered:

  • Small businesses
  • Small Business Debt Relief Program
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Emergency Economic Injury Grants
  • Counseling and training
  • Airlines

Q&A for the Health Care System (pdf)
Topics covered:

  • Hospitals and health system
  • Medicare

Q&A for Education Institutions (pdf)
Topics covered:

  • Higher education
  • K-12 education

Q&A for State, Local and Tribal (pdf)
Topics covered:

  • Aid to states and municipalities
  • State-Local Coronavirus Relief Fund
  • Territories and freely associated states
  • Workforce
  • Tribes, tribal organizations and tribal enterprises

Q&A for Veterans (pdf)
Topics covered:

  • Veterans Affairs
  • Student veterans

Tax Administration

What is the special filing and payment relief announced by the Treasury Department?

All taxpayers qualify for the option to delay filing of their tax returns and payment of any tax debt until July 15, 2020 with no penalties or interest.

Who is eligible for tax deferral?

All individual and business taxpayers.

If I am eligible, do I still need to file my taxes by April 15?

No. The tax filing deadline has also been extended to July 15, 2020. This maximizes flexibility for taxpayers during this challenging time. For taxpayers that expect to receive a refund, you are still encouraged to file as soon as possible. The sooner you file, the sooner you can receive your refund.

I pay estimated taxes. Am I eligible for a tax deferral?

Payment relief is only for 2019 income tax payments and 2020 estimated income tax payments due on April 15, 2020. So if you have a tax payment that is due on another date, such as May 15 for some exempt organizations or any date other than April 15, this relief does not apply to you.

Where can I find additional information from the IRS on this special tax relief?

IRS is working on additional information but in the meantime, you can refer to the IRS resource page on Coronavirus. Please note the guidance released earlier this week by IRS (Notice 2020-17) is likely to change.

  • IRS resource page on Coronavirus Tax Relief found HERE

Phase I Package

(H.R. 6074, the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act - enacted 3/6/20)

Phase II Package

(H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act - enacted 3/20/20)

Administration Action

Other Commonly Asked Questions