Webinar: What Manufacturers Need to Know About Payroll Tax Deferral

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM are hosting a webinar this Wednesday September 2 from 3:00 to 3:45 pm to discuss President’s executive order on the deferral of employee payroll tax obligations and the recently-released guidance to implement this policy, which takes effect this week.  It will provide an overview of the policy and […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from USDOL and OSHA

School Reopening Guidance New FAQs answer questions workers and employers may have about qualifying for paid leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act as elementary and secondary schools reopen.  Click here. Telework Pay Guidance New guidance from the Wage and Hour Division provides compliance assistance to employers on tracking compensable hours for teleworkers.  Click […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Guidance on reporting qualified leave wages Notice 2020-54 (click here) provides guidance to employers on the requirement to report the amount of qualified sick leave wages and qualified family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response. Employers are required to report these amounts either on Form […]

The Week Ahead in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You and also review full agendas […]

Updated Guidance and Resources from the IRS

IRS issues proposed regulations for TCJA’s simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses The Internal Revenue Service today issued proposed regulations (click here) that adopt simplified tax accounting rules for small businesses. For tax years beginning in 2019 and 2020, these simplified tax accounting rules apply for taxpayers having inflation-adjusted average annual gross receipts of […]

Catch Up on Recent Webinars

AIV’s national allies and partners at the Manufacturing Leadership Council has been holding a series of webinars “What’s Next for Manufacturing”, featuring frontline stories and expert perspectives about the COVID-19 crisis.  Now recordings of all meetings can be found clicking here.

Federal Funding for Increased Unemployment through Lost Wages Assistance Program

Governor Scott has announced that the state has applied for, and received, an initial grant award of $35.8 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the Other Needs Assistance, or Lost Wage Assistance (LWA), program. The LWA program provides an additional $300 per week to eligible individuals filing for unemployment insurance. The first […]

Economic Development and Business Support Proposal Announced

Governor Scott has announced a proposal for an additional $133 million in economic relief and recovery initiatives, using funds from the $1.25 billion the state received from the federal CARES Act. Funding would support expanded economic recovery grants, targeted relief to tourism and hospitality industries, $150 worth of ‘Buy Local’ incentives for every Vermont household, […]

Travel Quarantine FAQs

As mitigation efforts continue to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Cross State Travel Map (click here) is updated weekly to allow for quarantine free travel from counties with a similar case load to Vermont.  ACCD has fielded many questions about the map and quarantine rules that are in effect and compiled them in a […]

Survey for Farm and Food Businesses

The University of Vermont, along with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets, are conducting a research survey of farm and food businesses to better understand their experiences with COVID-19 and future resource and technical assistance needs.  The survey is approximately 20 minutes in length, confidential, and can help inform future funding priorities with […]