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COVID-19

Our COVID-19 Response

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated unprecedented challenges for individuals, families and businesses of all sizes. Our attorneys remain dedicated to helping our clients and their professional advisers navigate risks and opportunities in this evolving landscape. Lawrence Kamin offices are open and our team is actively adhering to CDC and IDPH health and safety guidelines to protect our clients and each other.  For those who prefer contactless options, we offer virtual meetings and document signings.

Please contact any one of Our Team members by email or phone to discuss how we can address your needs.

Estate Planning Amidst the Coronavirus Pandemic

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CARES Act: Employee Retention Credit and Deferral of Payroll Taxes

In addition to the expansion of SBA Section 7(a) loans available to subsidize payroll expenses, as provided in Section 1102, the CARES Act contains provisions (a) that allow eligible employers carrying on a trade or business to receive a refundable tax credit against Social Security taxes imposed under section 3111(a) of the Internal Revenue Code (the “Code”) or Railroad Retirement Tax Act taxes imposed under section 3221(a) of the Code, and (b) permit employers to defer payment of certain payroll taxes for up to two years. Set forth below is a summary of those provisions.

1 COVID-19: Emergency Financial Assistance for Illinois Small Businesses

In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (IDCEO) has created three programs offering emergency financial assistance to small businesses. Under these programs, Illinois businesses with fewer than 50 employees can apply for low- interest loans and grants. The first program has an April 1st deadline, so hospitality businesses seeking emergency financial assistance should act immediately.

COVID-19 Resources For Illinois Employers

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has entered Executive Order 2020-10, which becomes effective March 21, 2020. With some exceptions, the Executive Order directs Illinois residents to remain at home and temporarily shutters many Illinois businesses. This Executive Order follows federal action that also affects Illinoisans and employers alike.

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