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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Administration Announces New State Guidance and Requirements to Address Increase in COVID-19 Cases

To slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases and hospitalizations rise in Vermont and throughout the nation, Governor Scott has implemented several temporary limitations on social gatherings and business operations.  Click here for the executive order addendum. This news follows daily case counts of 72 reported on Wednesday, 109 reported on Thursday and 84 on […]

Recorded Webinar on Vaccines and Workplace Testing

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM recently hosted a webinar with two panels comprised of business, health care and government leaders to discuss the COVID-19 vaccine and how manufacturers are approaching workplace testing. You can watch a recording of the webinar clicking here.

Updated Resources and Guidance from the IRS

IRS reminds businesses to e-file payroll tax returns The IRS urges payroll professionals and businesses to use the speed and convenience of filing payroll tax returns (Forms 940, 941, 943, 944 or 945) electronically. An IRS new release (click here) provides information on business e-file and the two options for electronically filing payroll tax returns. […]

Mandatory Quarantine for Non-Essential Cross State Travel

The Administration has announced that the cross-state travel map is being temporarily suspended effective immediately (click here).  A 14-day quarantine (or 7 days followed by a negative COVID-19 test) is now required following any non-essential out-of-state travel by Vermonters and for all travelers entering Vermont from another state. NOTE:  Essential travel includes travel to attend […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of November 2

Unemployment Rate Hits 6.9% As Manufacturing Adds 38,000 Jobs.  IndustryWeek 11/6 “The U.S. jobs market continued to improve in October. The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported November 6 that the U.S. economy added 638,000 new nonfarm jobs and the unemployment rate fell a full percentage point to 6.9%. . . .” Micro […]