April 6, 2020 Tele-Town Hall with Commissioner John Hellerstedt, M.D.
On April 17th, Governor Abbott announced that all schools will remain closed to in-person classroom attendance through the end of the 2019-2020 school year.
SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters. To apply please visit: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance
The CARES Act provided almost $350 billion for a small business loan program called the Paycheck Protection Program. Small businesses can start applying for loans that can be used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. These loan amounts will be forgiven as long as the loan proceeds are used to cover the costs listed above over the eight-week period after the loan is made. For more information, please visit the Small Business Administration site here.
Please visit the Texas Workforce Commission website by clicking here or call 800-939-6631 for assistance in applying for unemployment benefits. As always, please reach out to our office if we can assist you in any way. 972-908-3358
FEDERAL TAX FILING DEADLINE EXTENDED
In an effort to provide relief for Americans during the Coronavirus outbreak, the income tax filing deadline has been moved from April 15 to July 15. For more information please click here.
ECONOMIC IMPACT PAYMENTS
The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that the distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. To learn more please visit: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know