Wading through the tidal wave of information related to COVID-19 relief efforts to understand if and how your organization is eligible for these benefits can be overwhelming. Baker Tilly has developed three decision trees to help you determine eligibility for the following mandatory and optional relief efforts through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act:
- FFCRA - This mandated federal relief must be made available by applicable employers from April 1, 2020 through Dec. 31, 2020. The decision tree can help you determine if you qualify and what benefits are owed your employees when you do.
- CARES Act: Employee Retention Credits – The decision tree can help you determine if you qualify for these employee retention credits available to employers of any size (including tax-exempt organizations) whose business is financially impacted by COVID-19. It applies to wages paid beginning March 13, 2020 and through Dec. 31, 2020.
- CARES Act: SBA Paycheck Protection Loan Program – In the final decision tree we concentrate on the low interest (and sometimes forgivable) loan dollars available that can be applied to expenses incurred between Feb. 15, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2020 and help you determine if you qualify and if you should expect your application to be challenged or forgivable amount adjusted.