Information for Small Businesses

Information for Small Businesses

Please use the following resources to learn about the programs that may assist your small business and do not hesitate to contact my office with any questions.  

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Paycheck Protection Program & Other Aid Programs from the Small Business Administration 

Viist the Small Business Administration's website for the most up-to-date information on small business support programs, including information on first and second draw loans which are now available. 

CDC Guidelines on Reopening:

The CDC has issued guidance on safely reopening, including for: schoolscamps and youth programsworkplaceschildcare centerstransitrestaurants and bars.

Local Resources 
Click here to visit resources compiled by the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce.  

Click here to visit resources compiled by the York County Economic Alliance, including their sourcing web  portal for manufacturers who wish to support frontline employees by manufacturing critical PPE. 

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

 Click here for more information regarding the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program offered by the SBA. 

For further information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. 

 Expanded Unemployment Compensation in the CARES Act

The CARES Act Workers who otherwise would be ineligible for unemployment compensation, like self-employed individuals and independent contractors, are now temporarily eligible.

These benefits are administered individually by each state, to visit Pennsylvania’s Unemployment Compensation website click here: uc.pa.gov.

For additional questions regarding unemployment compensation, please contact your state legislator. You can find their contact information by clicking here.

IRS Tax Filings and Tax Relief

Treasury and IRS Guidance on Extending Tax Filings Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This deferment applies to all taxpayers, including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax.

New Temporary Paid Sick Leave & Family and Medical Leave Guidelines

Click here for additional information and frequently asked questions about the Families First Coronoavirus Response Act's paid sick leave program. 

Workplace Guidance for Businesses and Employers

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19. This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). For updates from CDC, please see the following: