We have attempted to aggregate a lot of different COVID-19 federal, state and local resources that might be valuable to you, your employees or your business.

COVID-19 Resource Page

Federal Legislative Tax Updates

Payroll Tax Deferral – Employers may change their employees withholding.

IRS issues guidance on COVID-19 testing coverage – In Notice 2020-66, the IRS said that COVID-19 testing and diagnostics services would not be considered minimum essential coverage for purposes of the Sec. 36B premium tax credit and Medicaid.

Tax Briefing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021 from CPAmerica

Consolidated Appropriations Act – Updates to PPP, FFCRA, and Payroll

JMF PowerPoint Slides explaining the Consolidated Appropriations Act – given to Chamber of Commerce business webinar in January 2021

American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 – What’s in it for me?

American Rescue Plan Act Summary regarding COBRA Premium Assistance and DCAP/Exchange Health Insurance

Q&A about the Advanced Payments on the Child Tax Credit

Big Improvements to Child Tax Credit for 2021 Only

Paycheck Protection Program


Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Federal and State Tax Deadline Changes

2021 Individual Tax Filing and Payment deadline is moved back to May 17 from April 15.

The US Treasury officially changed the filing due date for tax returns from April 15, 2020 until July 15, 2020.  Tax returns and tax payments are now both officially due on or before July 15, 2020.

The Alabama Department of Revenue announced that Alabama filings and payments are also now due on July 15.

On March 27, 2020 the IRS reverses course and announced that gift tax returns and taxes are also due July 15th.

Your first two 2020 Quarterly Estimates will be due July 15.

Alabama State Legislative and Regulatory Updates

West Alabama Updates

Small Business Relief Fund
The Small Business Relief Fund is a Community Foundation of West Alabama fund offered in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama.  The fund was created to assist small businesses that have experienced a financial hardship as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

West Alabama Regional Commission Small Business Revolving Loan Fund

The West Alabama Regional Commission’s RLF is a locally controlled loan program used to assist small local businesses and industries in their start-up and expansion activities. The goal of the program is to create new, permanent jobs for citizens of West Alabama while leveraging private sector investments.

West Alabama Community Response Fund by the United Way of West Alabama

The West Alabama Community Response Fund has been created to help with target areas of concern: Low income families with children; Workers whose hours may be cut; People who do not have the resources they need to stay safe and well; People who need up-to-date information on how to connect to resources; People who need assistance with basic human services/needs; Other target areas, as assessed

United Way of West Alabama Caring & Sharing COVID-19 Resource Guide

Chamber of Commerce of West Alabama COVID-19 Resource Page (daily updates)