Sign up for Unemployment – Employment Security Department Be patient! They are catching up with the new requirements in the CARES Act.
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) General overview:
- $1200 per adult, $2400 per couple, $500 per child coming to everyone making under $75,000. Based on 2019 taxes, or for individuals who haven’t filed, against their 2018 taxes or 2019 Social Security statements.
- State Unemployment insurance for employees AND self employed AND Independent contrator massage therapists PLUS and additional $600 per week depending on hours worked for everyone collecting unemployement.
- SBA loans – https://covid19relief.sba.gov/
CARES bill explained:
From Governor Inslees’ office (PDF) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ActSection-by-section summary
ABMP – CARES Act Information and Analysis for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers
AMTA – In the financial resources section: COVID-19 Federal Relief Package :What It Means for Massage Therapists
WA State Resources
- WA L&I – Paid Sick Leave Common Questions
- Message from WA Governor Jay Inslee – March 6, 2020
- WA State Resource List, including: From Governor Inslee
- – Financial Assistance
- – Employer and Worker Assistance
- – Insurance Assistance
- WA State Department of Health
- WA Department of Commerce
- Emergency Management Division Business Preparedness Webpage
- WA Small Business Development Center
- WA Paid Family and Medical Leave
- WA Employment Security Dept.
General Covid-19 Page
- WA Department of Financial Institutions
- Thurston County – https://thurstonedc.com/resources-for-small-businesses-impacted-by-coronavirus-covid-19/
- WA State Department of Commerce (grants) – https://www.commerce.wa.gov/open-grants-loans/
- Employment Security Division – https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19
Workers may receive unemployment benefits and employers may get relief of benefit charges if an employer needs to shut down operations temporarily because a worker becomes sick and other workers need to be isolated or quarantined as a result of COVID-19.
Standby will be available for part-time workers as well as full-time workers, as long as they meet the minimum 680 hours.
Workers that are asked to isolate or quarantine by a medical professional or public health official as a result of exposure to COVID-19 may receive unemployment benefits and work search requirements could be waived, so long as they have a return date with their employer. The return to work date can be the date the isolation or quarantine is lifted.
If a worker falls seriously ill and is forced to quit, they cannot collect unemployment benefits while they are seriously ill but may be eligible once they recover and are able and available for work.”
- Department of Revenue – State taxes -Upon request, the Department will provide extensions for filing and paying tax returns (even if the request is after the due date).This only applies to returns that are due and not already paid during the state of emergency (Feb. 29, 2020, through the end of the state of emergency, yet to be determined).
60 days for monthly returns (this applies to the February 2020 and March 2020 returns at this time)
30 days for the Q1/2020 return
30 days for the Annual 2019 return
- Fund created by a coalition of businesses to support Seattle Businesses www.allinseattle.com
Seattle & King County:
- Seattle – Grants – https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/seattle-to-offer-grants-of-up-to-10k-to-small-businesses-impacted-by-novel-coronavirus-outbreak/
- King County Department of Public Health
- Seattle Office of Economic Development
- Seattle Mayors Page – http://www.seattle.gov/mayor/covid-19
Seattle: Mayor Durkan Announces Initial Recovery Package
- Seattle Office of Economic Development’s Small Business COVID-19 Response Weekly Webinars
- Amazon Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund
- Nonprofit Funding Assistance through The Seattle Foundation
- SBA- https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/
- Federal Bill – H.R.6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act
- US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Disaster Loan Assistance – Application & Eligibility (WA, OR & ID)
Information on applying for an SBA Disaster Relief Loan
Contact your local SBA office
- Taxes – The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.
IR-2020-58, Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount
IR-2020-57, Treasury, IRS and Labor announce plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leaveTreasury News Release: Treasury and IRS Issue Guidance on Deferring Tax Payments Due to COVID-19 Outbreak
IR-2020-54, IRS: High-deductible health plans can cover coronavirus costs