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Changes to Unemployment Under the CARES Act

Applications for unemployment benefits have skyrocketed as a result of social distancing requirements and forced closures of businesses.  Thankfully, unemployment compensation benefits were dramatically expanded under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (or CARES) Act.  These expansions include: Expanded Eligibility for Certain Individuals Under normal circumstances, persons who are self-employed or considered contractors, freelances, “gig” […]

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Recovery Rebates (aka Stimulus Payments) Explained

As part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Congress approved a stimulus payment plan that may provide direct cash payments to taxpayers. The stimulus payments are considered advanced rebates of a refundable credit against taxpayer’s 2020 tax return. The recovery rebate advance amounts have been quoted as differing amounts, but we’ll […]

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Student Loan Forgiveness Under CARES Act

Signed into law on March 27, 2020, the recently passed CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act has created many provisions designed to protect and financially stabilize the millions of Americans who will be impacted by the coronavirus.  One such provision affects the way student loans are treated and the suspension of payment requirements […]

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