Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

July 15 tax deadline approaching As the 2019 tax filing and payment deadline approaches (click here for more), the IRS reminds businesses and self-employed individuals that 2019 income tax liabilities as well as postponed April 15 and June 15, 2020 estimated tax payments are due July 15, 2020 (click here for more).   Deferral of […]

Reminder | Regular PPP and EIDL Webinars

PPP & EIDL Webinar Tuesdays & Thursdays The SBA Vermont District Office is hosting a free webinar from 9:00 to 10:00 am Tuesdays and Thursdays to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance, and any pertinent updates. To join the webinar, click here. To join by phone, call 202.765.1264 and when […]

Legislation Passes Expanding Workers’ Compensation Presumptions for COVID-19 | Employer Compliance with ACCD Guidance Critical

The Legislature rushed to pass S.342 in the closing days before recessing Friday until August 25.  The bill would create a rebuttable presumption that COVID-19 is a compensable workplace illness across all sectors, although the bill defines “front-line” workers who would have the stronger presumption, while employers of non “front-line” workers would have more options […]

Vermont Department of Health and CDC Guidance on Responding to Positive COVID-19 Tests for Employees

The Vermont Department of Health has posted a new two-page guide with links to resources on what employers should do if employees test positive for COVID-19.  Some of the information provided includes: What information employers can begin collecting right away upon learning that an employee has tested positive for COVID-19 (even before hearing from the […]

Legislature Recesses Until August 25

On Friday the Legislature finally recessed for a short period of time before a planned return August 25.  The Legislature passed an interim, three-month budget as well as additional COVID-19 relief legislation before recessing.  However, it also passed a number of non-COVID-19 as well as some politically-charged bills.  Other bills remain pending further and possible […]

Roundup of US Department of Labor and OSHA Guidance and Resources

The following are some US Department of Labor and OSHA guidance and resources, both COVID-19 related and not, recently released or updated: A proposed rule would update the Department’s investment duties regulation to provide clear regulatory guideposts for plan fiduciaries in light of recent trends involving environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing. Click here. The […]

Upcoming and Recent Webinars

The following are upcoming webinars hosted by our national partners and allies at NAM, as well as a recording of a recent webinar: Forecasting in the New Normal: How Manufacturers are Becoming More Responsive to Fluctuations in Demand by Linking the Pulse of the Customer, Captured in Sales Forecasts, with Demand Forecasts.  July 9 at 1:00 […]

Roundup of IRS Guidance and Resources

The following are some resources and guidance recently released or updated by the IRS: Employers Who Have Received a PPP Loan May Defer Deposit and Payment of the Employer’s Share of Social Security Tax The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act, enacted on June 5, amends section 2302 of the CARES Act. It strikes the rule […]

Vermont’s Out of State Travel Map Expanded

Today Governor Scott announced the expansion of the number of states covered under Vermont’s county-by-county quarantine-free travel policy, which allows quarantine-free direct travel from designated counties with less than 400 active cases of COVID-19 per one million residents. As of July 1, this policy will be expanded to counties in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Ohio, […]