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Employee Retention Tax Credit Q & A

The International Franchise Association is a strong supporter of the Employee Retention Tax Credit, a lesser-known liquidity tool that is important for many sectors of the economy affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2020, IFA spearheaded coalition efforts to gain broad-based support from businesses of all sizes and all affected sectors in support of the program, culminating in a letter to the U.S. Congress with support from over 130 associations.

Where We Stand: Updates on Coronavirus Relief Legislation

​​​​​​​As we enter the final few months of 2020, a year marked with economic challenges and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several important deadlines are approaching as the calendar flips from 2020 to 2021.

Five Tips to Maximize PPP Loan Forgiveness 

On June 5, 2020 President Trump signed into law several critical fixes to the forgiveness terms of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), providing much needed relief for small business borrowers.

How Payroll Systems are Working to Get Loan Money in the Hands of Small Business

This webinar’s panelists discussed payroll system operators’ role in the broader stimulus and loan efforts undertaken by recent government action, and outlined relief options available for small businesses. The panelists focused on the Employee Retention Tax Credit and Paycheck Protection Program Loan provisions of the recent CARES Act, and how payroll processers can act as trusted advisors on the front and back-end of loan forgiveness provisions through documentation and record-keeping compliance.