ASSISTANCE FOR BUSINESSES

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

https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

Federal Tax Assistance

https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

CARES Act

• What the CARES Act Means for Travel Businesses: https://www.ustravel.org/toolkit/covid-19-cares-act-relief-resources

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: https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Work_Sharing_Program.htm

Riverside County Economic Development Agency Resources

https://rivcoccsd.org/covidbizhelp

Small Business Assistance

• California Assembly Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy (JEDE): resources to assist small businesses, entrepreneurs and workers: https://ajed.assembly.ca.gov/content/covid-19-resources

• The Small Business Advocate:   https://business.ca.gov/advantages/small-business-innovation-and-entrepreneurship/how-we-can-help/

• State Employment Development Department Resources for Self-Employed/Independent Contractors: https://www.edd.ca.gov/disability/Self-Employed.htm

• Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Program: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

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