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CARES Act (including PPP)

UPDATES (re. Legislation)

  • UPDATE 9/2/2020 Eviction Declaration 9-2020
    • CDC issued a new eviction moratorium nationwide until December 31, 2020 for renters who have lost work during the COVID-19 pandemic and don’t have other good housing options. 
      This moratorium is only for tenants of residential properties.  It does not include a freeze on foreclosures on home mortgages.
      The new orders have conditions:
      • Renters have to sign a declaration and give it to their landlord. (Please download attachment for this form).
      • This program does not “forgive” missed payments. People will still be responsible for all missed payments, plus any fees or fines, due after the order expires on January 1, 2021.
    • Evictions for reasons other than nonpayment will be allowed.
    • You can read the entire order here.
    • Answers to National Eviction Moratorium FAQs (PDF)
  • UPDATE 8/18/2020
    • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has declined to accept the extended enhanced unemployment benefits offered by the federal government.  Her statement explaining the decision is available here.
  • UPDATE 8/8/2020
    • President Trump signed a series of Executive Orders regarding assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s ongoing needs. 
    • The first order would extend enhanced unemployment benefits at $400.00 per week with individual states paying 25% ($100.00) of the benefit.  He did not state when the enhanced payments would go into effect.  The previous benefit of $600.00 per week ended on July 31, 2020.
    • The second order requires examining the need to extend the federal moratorium on evictions, which also ended on July 31, 2020.
    • The other Executive Orders propose a payroll tax holiday for individuals earning $100,000 or less and deferring student loan payments until 12/31/2020.
    • The President signed these orders after stimulus talks between the administration and Congress stalled.  
  • UPDATE 8/05/2020
    • The Administration and Congress are continuing negotiations to renew or add assistance in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Some areas under consideration include extending in some manner the Federal Unemployment Enhancement and the Eviction Moratorium; funding a second round of individual stimulus payments; providing relief to state and local governments.
    • Both Houses of Congress need to approve any agreement and the President would have to sign it before it goes into effect. 
    • Please use the links below to provide general answers to the first Federal Government Legislation passed in April, 2020, in response to COVID-19. The US Department of Treasury has the most up to date information: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares 

For individuals (Stimulus Check Info):

  • Claiming a Missing Economic Impact Payment (Federal Stimulus Check)
    • If you don’t normally file a federal tax return and you have not received a Stimulus Check, you have until midnight (Eastern Time) November 21, 2020, to register with the IRS to receive the payment.  Find all the information and forms you need here.
    • People who qualify as an Injured Spouse may have had their Stimulus Check improperly applied to their spouse’s debt (such as back pay on child support).  The IRS is correcting these errors and will be automatically sending out the missing payments.  People who have filed an Injured Spouse form (Form 8379) along with their federal income tax return will receive their checks starting in mid-September.  Those who did not file the form do not have to do anything, but their payments will be mailed later.
  • You can still receive your Economic Impact Payment (stimulus) even though the tax deadline has passed. Go to https://www.getyourrefund.org/211-stimulus where you can file your taxes yourself (with the DIY tool); review and file with the help of an IRS certified volunteer; find answers to your stimulus questions; ask a general tax related question.
    • Or you can call United Way’s Economic Impact Payment Helpline at 1 (844) 322-3639. 
  • IRS – Economic Impact Payment (aka stimulus checks) 
  • FAQ on CARES Act from TaxFoundation.Org:

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