State Tax Assistance

• Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension from the State Employment Development Department (EDD) to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest.

• EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center: 1-888-745-3886

Federal Tax Assistance


• What the CARES Act Means for Travel Businesses:

Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program

• Employers can apply for the CA state Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs:

Riverside County Economic Development Agency Resources

Small Business Assistance

• Businesses within Riverside County that have been impacted by COVID-19 are encouraged to apply for a $10,000 COVID-19 Small Business Grant from the County of Riverside.

Riverside County Business Assistant Grant Graphic

• California Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy (JEDE): resources to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs and workers:

• The Small Business Advocate:

• State Employment Development Department Resources for Self-Employed/Independent Contractors:

• Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program:

• Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center: Offers one-on-one consultations and support for small businesses seeking assistance; select "Request Consultation" at