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The Paycheck Protection Program is an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
Note: we will add a link to the PPP application when it becomes available.
Message from Senator Bob Mensch: We received additional clarification from the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) regarding businesses who are waiting for their waivers to be approved. If your business has submitted a waiver and has not received a response, please DO NOT resubmit a waiver. DCED is working quickly to process 25,000 waivers at this time and will respond to your waiver as soon as possible. If your business receives conflicting information from DCED on whether or not your business is essential, please contact my office at 215-541-2388, or your local Senator if your business resides outside of District 24.
The deadline for Pennsylvania to comply with the federal government’s REAL ID identification standards has been extended by one year to October 1, 2021.
March 20, 2020: PA Chamber, The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Joint Statement on Wolf Administration’s Modification of COVID-19 Emergency Order to Close “Non-Life-Sustaining” Businesses
UPDATE 3.20.2020: The administration’s modified guidelines can be found here.
UPDATE: 03/20/20: The announcement of the closure of “non-life sustaining” businesses has created a further escalation of concerns across the region. I wanted to pass along what I can thanks to the resourcefulness of my colleagues in the region in running this info down. While there does not appear to be a formal announcement as yet about the clarification and exemption process, best information at present is the businesses requesting such should email the following –
– Clarifications: firstname.lastname@example.org
– Waivers – RAemail@example.com
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