Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

2020 National Tax Security Awareness Week – November 30 through December 4 The IRS, state tax agencies and the nation’s tax industry announced their 5th Annual National Tax Security Awareness Week will take place between November 30 and December 4. This year there’s a heightened need for security as fraudsters seek to use the COVID-19 […]

Exporting Webinar from the SBA

The Small Business Administration is hosting a webinar about exporting grants at 2:00 pm on December 15. Exporting grants as high as $10,000 may be available to some small businesses through the SBA’s State Trade Expansion Program. Learn how to take advantage of e-commerce to sell to customers overseas.  Nearly 60% of the entire world’s […]

Weekly Pandemic Information & Webinar Series for Vermont Businesses

Join the Vermont Department of Health and the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development for a weekly webinar series focused on health and commerce pandemic updates for the business community. Decision makers from the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, the Vermont Department of Health, and the Vermont Department of Public Safety will […]

New FAQs on Vermont Emergency Economic Recovery Grants

ACCD has posted a new series of FAQs for the Expanded Economic Recovery Grant Program including additional information about how the grants will be allocated based on NAICS codes. The FAQs are now posted to the Expanded Economic Recovery Grant Program page (click here).

Department of Labor Alerts Vermonters to Active Phishing and Other Scams

The Vermont Department of Labor has received multiple reports of fraudulent communications relating to unemployment insurance benefits being sent to Vermonters. The Department reminds Vermonters filing for UI to be diligent in preventing fraud and to report any potential fraud to the Department of Labor and Attorney General’s Office. On Monday and early Tuesday morning, […]

Reminder | Stormwater General Permit 3-9050 (“Three-Acre General Permit”) Goes into Effect on December 1

This is a reminder that the new Stormwater General Permit 3-9050 (“Three-Acre General Permit”) goes into effect on December 1. Please be advised that the last day for applying under General Permit 3-9010 or General Permit 3-9015 is November 30. Applications for coverage under these general permits must be received by DEC prior to December […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from USDOL and OSHA

Protecting Seasonal Worker Safety and Pay The Department recently reminded employers of their responsibility to protect worker safety and pay during the holiday season. Click here. Release on Cloth Face Coverings  OSHA updated FAQs addressing using cloth face coverings as personal protective equipment. Click here.  Generator Safety Alert A new OSHA alert provides tips to keep […]

Trade Updates from A.N. Deringer

The following is provided by AIV member A. N. Deringer: Antidumping & Countervailing a Priority Trade Issue for CBP; Deringer Highlights Compliance Antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CVD) law enforcement are among CBP’s priority trade issues.  In Fiscal Year 2020, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) prevented importers from evading $287 million in duties owed to […]

Vermont Labor Market

Vermont Department of Labor has released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering October 2020. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for October was 3.2%. This reflects a decrease of one and one tenth percentage points from the prior month’s revised estimate of 4.3%. The Vermont seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate […]