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COVID-19 Deadline Extensions—No More Time Outs But No Single Deadline Either!!

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We recently provided an update on the looming end date for COBRA and other deadline extensions and the uncertainty that continues to add to the administrative burdens without more clarity from the DOL and IRS. Message...more

Dentons

Retirement, Health and Welfare Provisions of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (the Act) passed by Congress and signed into law by the President on December 27, 2020 contains several changes affecting employer-sponsored benefit plans (including retirement and...more

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FTC Warns of COVID-19 Scam Targeted at Small Businesses

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning small businesses that they are being targeted by scammers through a new coronavirus-related scam. The scam “starts with an email that claims to come from the ‘Small Business...more

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Treasury Releases Information on New Emergency Rental Assistance Program: Opt-in by January 12 Deadline

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury just released details of a new Emergency Rental Assistance Program, including a list of eligible recipients for the $25 billion in funding, pursuant to Title V, Section 501, of the...more

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FEMA Seeks Comment on Proposed Change to Disaster Declaration Criteria

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Just before the holidays, FEMA published an 86-page notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register regarding a change to the "Estimated cost of the assistance" disaster declaration factor that FEMA uses to review a...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

CCA Benefits Low-Income Housing Projects

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (the CCA) became law this past Sunday. The CCA has several features of interest to the low-income housing community. 4% Deal Floor: The 4% low-income housing tax credit is worthy of...more

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Changes to the FEMA Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide: Remedies for Procurement Noncompliance

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The latest version of FEMA's Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG), applicable to incidents declared on or after June 1, 2020, removes language that existed in prior versions confirming FEMA's policy to approve...more

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Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021: Employer-Sponsored Retirement Plans

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 generally provides the annual funding for the federal government and also contains several important rules giving further COVID-19 relief. The comprehensive relief package funds...more

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FEMA Seeks Comment on Revised Policy Implementing Stafford Act Section 705

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On October 10, 2020, FEMA published a proposed revision to its existing policy for implementation of Stafford Act § 705, Disaster Grant Closeout Procedures. FEMA seeks comment on the proposed policy by December 10, 2020....more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

FEMA's Award of Billions in Aid to Puerto Rico Could be the Beginning of an Infrastructure and Manufacturing Expansion

The White House announced an $11.6 billion aid package to Puerto Rico on Sept. 18 to aid it in its recovery from Hurricane Maria, which devastated the island and its infrastructure in September 2017. The funds will be granted...more

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FEMA Actions: Interim Policy on "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance"

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FEMA has issued an Interim Policy on "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Work Eligible for Public Assistance" that appears to limit the costs incurred to prevent the spread of COVID-19 that are eligible for FEMA funding. The...more

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Agencies Offer Regulatory Assistance in Disaster Affected Areas

On the first day of National Preparedness Month, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the National Credit Union...more

McGlinchey Stafford

Has the FDCPA’s Scope Been Expanded?

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What debts are subject to the protections of the FDCPA, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (15 U.S.C. §1692)? One would think that funds received through a government program providing hurricane relief would not be, but...more

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Ohio Governor DeWine recommends $1.5 billion payment to employers

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On August 20, 2020, Ohio Governor DeWine asked the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to provide assistance to Ohio businesses through the payment of a second $1.5 billion in 2020....more

Foodman CPAs & Advisors

Scammers Continue to Ruin the Good Deeds of the Small Business Administration

Government officials are warning the public concerning  fraud schemes related to economic impact  disaster programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) during the COVID-19 pandemic.  ...more

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What President Trump’s Executive Order Means for Unemployment Compensation Benefits

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One of the major sticking points for the most recent round of stimulus negotiations was what to do about the expansion of unemployment compensation benefits under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES)...more

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Freddie Mac Releases Bulletin on Eligible Disasters and Other Servicing Guidance Related to COVID-19

Freddie Mac recently issued Guide Bulletin 2020-28 (Guide Bulletin) announcing updates regarding eligible disasters and other servicing guidance related to COVID-19. ...more

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CORONAVIRUS: Recent Policy and Guidance Updates on FEMA Public Assistance

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Building upon our prior alerts for the COVID-19 Pandemic, including guidance on eligible medical care costs and alternate care sites, the FEMA streamlined application and specific tips for hospitals and other medical...more

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Pennsylvania Allocates $225 Million for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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Governor Tom Wolf recently announced that Pennsylvania will earmark $225 million for grant programs to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, which will be managed by the Pennsylvania Department of...more

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New York Forward Loan Fund – Relief For New York’s “Small-er” Businesses

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On May 22, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launching of the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), a loan program providing relief for small businesses or non-profits located in New York State or small...more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Maine Tax Update: Limited Disaster-Related Exemptions from Non-Resident Income Tax and Sales Tax; Extended Property Tax Deadlines...

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On May 16, 2020, Maine Revenue Services released a Tax Alert, updating taxpayers on a number of tax-related developments, including Governor Mills’ May 12 executive order and updated MRS FAQ answers....more

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More Disaster Relief for Employee Benefit Plans Due to COVID-19

On April 28, 2020, the Employee Benefits Security Administration (“EBSA”) issued three documents related to COVID-19 relief: (i) EBSA Disaster Relief Notice 2020-20 (EBSA Notice 2020-01); (ii) the text of a final rule...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

COVID-19 Disaster Relief Payments Under Section 139

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and shelter-in-place orders, businesses are considering ways to assist employees and other workers who are financially burdened by the crisis....more

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SW Benefits Update: Two Leave-Sharing Program Options for Employers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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As employers cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, they may consider leave-sharing programs as a method to permit employees to donate paid leave to their coworkers. Leave-sharing programs that are properly structured under...more

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Employer Sponsored Disaster Relief Programs – Four Options to Consider

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With the COVID-19 pandemic now a presidentially-declared national emergency—and for this purpose a “qualified disaster”—employers nationwide have several options available for providing employees and their families in need...more

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