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WATCH ON DEMAND! Webinar: COVID-19 Legislation Explained

RubinBrown Partner Tony Nitti explains the latest legislation passed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic during this special webinar which is now available for rebroadcast. In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, the President and the U.S. Congress have passed specific emergency legislation, including Notice 2020-18, Families First Coronavirus Relief Act and The CARES Act. Tony Nitti explores the details of each bill and how they could affect you, your family, and your business. 

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Coronavirus Preparedness Resource Center


RubinBrown's priority is the health and safety of our team members, clients, vendors, and guests. We are taking proactive steps to prevent the spread of the virus and are deploying a number of business continuity protocols.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting both individuals who get sick as well as organizations and industries worldwide. During this uncertain time, RubinBrown is ready to help you with practical advice on informing and supporting your employees as well as keeping your business running.

04/02/2020

Focus on Private Equity: Potential Tax Deferral and Credit Impacts


COVID-19 has obviously sent shock waves through the global economy and disrupted, on a massive scale, normal consumer behavior patterns, stalling a bullish economy into a decline. With the passage of the CARES Act, many businesses, including those controlled by private equity, were hopeful for relief.

04/01/2020

Focus on Healthcare: Expansion of the Medicare Accelerated and Advanced Payment Program


On Saturday, March 28, 2020, the US Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced an expansion of its Accelerated and Advance Payment Program (APP) for Medicare providers as part of the CARES act passed by the federal government.

03/30/2020

Focus on Colleges & Universities: The CARES Act


With institutions of higher education being some of the earliest organizations impacted by the pandemic, the CARES Act provides some relief to institutions as well as students.

03/28/2020

Focus on Taxation: Notice 2020-20 Extends Filing and Payment Date for Gift Tax Returns


On March 27, 2020, the IRS published Notice 2020-20, which expands relief provided previously in Notice 2020-18. The notice extends the due date for Form 709, (Gift and Generation Transfer Skipping Tax Return), as well as the date for making payments of Federal gift and generation-skipping transfer tax from April 15, 2020 until July 15, 2020.

03/27/2020

Focus on Healthcare: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Use of Telehealth


Covid-19 has obviously caused a shock to the global economy and disrupted, on a massive scale, normal consumer behavior patterns, stalling a bullish economy into a decline.

 

All COVID-19 News


RubinBrown Partner Tony Nitti as featured on Forbes:

 

Congress Reaches Agreement On A Coronavirus Relief Package: Tax Aspects Of The CARES Act

Congress has agreed in principle to a $2 trillion relief package. What tax benefits does it offer individuals and businesses?

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House, Senate Coronavirus Relief Bills Offer Different Cash Payouts To Individuals

The Senate and House have both proposed bills that would provide immediate cash payments to most adult Americans. The amounts of the payments, however, differ greatly.

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Little-Known Tax Law Allows Employers To Make Tax-Free Payments To Employees To Cover Covid-19 Expenses

Section 139 was designed for times like these; it allows an employer to make tax-free payments to employees to cover certain COVID-19 related expenses.

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Mitch McConnell Wants To Give Everyone Some Cash: How Would It Work?

The CARES Act would attempt to put money in the pocket of most Americans. But how would it work?

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Keeping informed about the virus

The Centers for Disease Control website is a key resource for national information on the spread of COVID-19, what you can do to protect yourself, and what to do if you get sick. Since the spread within the U.S. is confined (so far) to specific geographic areas, it is also important for organizations to monitor their local public health departments for updates on testing, quarantine, and possible limits on public gatherings.

 

Organization preparedness

Communication is key in a time of crisis. Your organization should identify a small, cross-functional group of people responsible for key communications to both employees and customers. Since the impact of COVID-19 is localized, but also changes daily, it’s important that this team be able to monitor news from the geographic areas specific to the organization’s employees and customers, and communicate this news effectively.

 

Take care of employees

For your employees, make sure there is a central, reliable system to communicate day-to-day changes related to COVID-19. This platform may be a combination of the organization’s website, e-mail, and a 1-800 number but should be broadcast widely so employees can access relevant information easily from the office, home, or the road.

 

Take care of clients, customers and your supply chain

While customers and suppliers may understand that the spread of COVID-19 will impact your business, they need to be reassured that you have a plan to mitigate the impact of the virus on shipments, sales calls, customer service, or other parts of the business.