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May 28, 2020: Open letter to state legislatures
NEW PRIMARY ELECTION DATE – June 2, 2020. The last day to request a mail-in ballot is May 26th. If you chose to vote in-person, you can find your polling place here. Please visit VOTES PA page for more information.
RESTAURANT & BAR NEWS
Beginning June 5, OUTDOOR DINING ALLOWED in all counties in Yellow. Indoor areas closed to customers except for through-traffic. Guidance for businesses in restaurant industry
Governor Wolf allows restaurants, bars and hotels to allow temporary sale of cocktails-to-go. Read more here.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application is released.
INDUSTRY SPECIFIC UPDATES
Governor Wolf announces Real Estate Industry may conduct limited business transactions statewide. Read more here.
May 1st – Golf courses, marinas, and private campgrounds may reopen, May 1st, and are required to follow updated life-sustaining business guidance. mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
May 1st – All businesses in the construction industry in the Commonwealth are permitted to resume in-person operations starting Friday, May 1st and must follow Construction Industry COVID-19 Disaster Emergency Guidelines.
Self-employed, independent contractors and gig workers eligible for unemployment compensation. Continued patience is needed for PA’s newly expanded unemployment help. Visit PA Department of Labor and Industry, and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance
5/28/2020: Governor Wolf updates “non-life sustaining” businesses – Industry Operations Guidance
Governor Wolf signs SB 841. to provide flexibility to local governments and businesses.
REAL ID identification standards has been extended by one year to October 1, 2021.
UPDATE 4.27.2020: Paycheck Protection Program Round 2 Opens April 27th!
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. Round 2 of paychecks protection program opens TODAY. Contact your lender for assistance.
SBA and Paycheck Protection Program
Federal Tax Day Deadline Will Move to July 15, Treasury Secretary Says
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Pennsylvania Department of Revenue extends personal tax filing deadline to July 15th. Click here for additional extensions
Berkheimer PA – The new due date for 2019 FINAL RETURNS and 1st quarter 2020 Estimated payments is JULY 15TH, 2020.
Important Message for Business Owners:
We have been asked by the Montgomery County Department of Commerce to share Southeast PA Regional Business Impacts of COVID-19 Survey with our members. Please complete the survey to the best of your ability to describe the impact of COVID-19 on your business. Use projections or estimates if you are unsure,or indicate “N/A”. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey and work with us — Southeast Pennsylvania’s Economic Development Community