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Table of Contents

***On Monday, April 27 at 10:30 am, the SBA will be resumed accepting PPP loan applications

- Information on the CARES Act (H.R. 748)
- Filing for Unemployment During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis
- Economic impact payments: What you need to know
- Economic Impact Payment Calculator
- Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here for Economic Impact Payment
- Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment
- Tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments
- IRS Economic Impact Payments and Coronavirus Tax Relief Toolkit
- IRS Announcements 
- Get My Payment Tool
- Get My Payment tool updated for Foreign Addresses

- Small Business Guidance from the SBA
- Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses 
- Small Business APPLICATION for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
- Non-Bank and Non-Insured Depository Institution Lenders APPLICATION
- Find an Eligible Lender Tool 
- Guide to Conquering a Business Crisis 
- Scams 
- Share Your Story: Paycheck Protection Program
- Business Brief Archive 
- Business Brief Sign-Up Page


Information on the CARES Act (H.R. 748)

Full text of the final bill

Bill Summary

Frequently Asked Questions Part 1

Frequently Asked Questions Part 2



Filing for Unemployment During the COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

From the Georgia Department of Labor: The President signed the CARES Act to expand unemployment insurance benefits. Once the Department is provided with operational instructions from USDOL, we will work to make the benefits approved by the Act available to qualified individuals. Please continue to monitor our website and your My UI account for updates. READ MORE

Individuals

How to File an Unemployment Claim

Apply for Unemployment Benefits

Check My UI Claim Status

Businesses

How Employers File Partial Claims

Employer Portal

Georgia Employer Filed Claims Tutorial



Economic impact payments: What you need to know

From the IRS: The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people. However, some seniors and others who typically do not file returns will need to submit a simple tax return to receive the stimulus payment. READ MORE

Social Security Recipients

From the IRS: The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service have announced that Social Security beneficiaries who are not typically required to file tax returns will not need to file an abbreviated tax return to receive an Economic Impact Payment. Instead, payments will be automatically deposited into their bank accounts. READ MORE


2020 Economic Impact Payment Calculator

From Intuit TurboTax: Everything to help you get your stimulus check as soon as possible

More than 80% of taxpayers will receive a stimulus payment this year. See if you qualify for a 2020 stimulus check and how much you can expect. We’ll also explain what’s needed to get your payment. READ MORE & PAYMENT CALCULATOR 


Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here for Economic Impact Payment

You can provide the necessary information to the IRS easily and quickly for no fee through Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info. We will use this information to determine your eligibility and payment amount and send you an Economic Impact Payment. After providing this information you won’t need to take any additional action. READ MORE


Check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment

This application will give you information about:

Your payment status
Your payment type
Whether we need more information from you, including bank account information. READ MORE


Tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments

From the IRS/Treasury: To help millions of people, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service today launched a new web tool allowing quick registration for Economic Impact Payments for those who don’t normally file a tax return.

The non-filer tool, developed in partnership between the IRS and the Free File Alliance, provides a free and easy option designed for people who don't have a return filing obligation, including those with too little income to file. The feature is available only on IRS.gov, and users should look for Non-filers: Enter Payment Info Here to take them directly to the tool. READ MORE



IRS Economic Impact Payments and Coronavirus Tax Relief Toolkit


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IRS Announcements 

- Information Regarding Economic Impact Payments for Social Security and SSI Beneficiaries with Representative Payees, and People Living in U.S. Territories READ MORE


Get My Payment Tool

From the IRS: This application will let you:

Get your payment status
See your payment type
Provide your bank account information (in certain cases) READ MORE


Get My Payment tool updated for Foreign Addresses

From the IRS: Topic: “Get My Payment” tool updated for Foreign Addresses

Key Points:

• The “Get My Payment” tool was recently updated to correct difficulties users had experienced with foreign addresses.
• Users who had this problem last week should now try the GMP tool again.
• If your constituents continue to report difficulties with foreign addresses in the GMP tool, please let us know. READ MORE



Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

From the SBA: Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy. READ MORE 

Are you a business owner and have questions about the application process or financing options? Please contact the Small Business Development Center at UGA, and they can answer your questions. 

Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

Where can I apply for the Paycheck Protection Program? 

You can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the Department of Treasury. READ MORE


Paycheck Protection Program Application for Small Businesses

PPP Guidance from the SBA

Lender Form

Borrow Form 


Non-Bank and Non-Insured Depository Institution Lenders APPLICATION

Application form, CLICK HERE.


Find an Eligible Lender

From the SBA: Use this tool to find a nearby lender eligible to issue a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program. READ MORE


Guide to Conquering A Business Crisis 


To read, please CLICK HERE.


Scams

Q. Will the IRS contact individuals to obtain bank account information, Social Security numbers, or other personally identifiable information in order to distribute stimulus payments?

A. No. Beware of anyone claiming to be calling, texting, or emailing from the IRS seeking your personally identifiable information. The IRS will automatically distribute stimulus payments to eligible individuals either electronically where possible or by mailing a check. If you don’t file tax returns and receive Social Security benefits, the Social Security Administration will share your information with the IRS so eligible beneficiaries will receive their stimulus payments. For other eligible individuals who do not file tax returns, the IRS will initiate a public awareness campaign to provide information on how they can receive their stimulus payments. For the latest information on stimulus payments go to the Internal Revenue Service’s webpage on Coronavirus, available here.

Q. What if a company or individual claims they are able to increase your stimulus payment or shorten the amount of time until you receive it?

A. Beware of any companies or individuals seeking to charge you a fee in exchange for increasing or expediting your stimulus payments. The IRS will determine the amount of your payment based on your family size and income. The bill requires stimulus payments go out “as rapidly as possible,” including through direct deposit based on information the government has on file from previous tax returns. Paying a third party will not increase or speed up delivery of your stimulus payment. More information from the Internal Revenue Service on stimulus payments is available https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus.

Q. What if a company or individual claims to be affiliated with IRS or other governmental agencies seeking to help individuals receive their stimulus payments?

A. Be aware of scams, including anyone claiming to be affiliated with the IRS or displaying a seal or logo representing the U.S. government in correspondence, emails, or on the internet. Refer to the official government agency website for information.

For more information about scams and how to report a potential scam, please read the press release from the IRS HERE


Share Your Story: Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program has run out of money to distribute loans as Democrats continue to block additional funding for this critical lifeline.

Are you unable to apply for a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loan to cover your payroll and keep your business afloat now that the program has run out of funds? READ MORE


Business Brief Archive

- Rep. Loudermilk’s Business Brief: Free Webinar for Small Businesses

- Rep. Loudermilk’s Business Brief: PPP Business Relief Funding Replenished

- Rep. Loudermilk Business Brief: Agreement Reached on More Funding for PPP

- Rep. Loudermilk Business Brief: Non-Bank Lender Info

- Rep. Loudermilk Business Brief: Find an Eligible Lender

- Rep. Loudermilk Business Brief: Guidance and Application Forms Now Available for PPP

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