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Latest Information about Coronavirus: Economic Stimulus, Unemployment, Small Business Loans, Payroll Protection

Latest Updates on IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief

Latest Updates on California FTB Coronavirus Tax Relief

Coronavirus Economic Impact Payments

In order to receive the Economic Impact Payments, most people do not need to take any action.  If you are within the income limits, and you had a refund set to direct deposit in 2018 or 2019, it will be automatically deposited.

If you did not file, but you receive Social Security benefits or Railroad benefits by direct deposit, the economic impact payment will be automatically deposited.

If you did not file a tax return and need to inform IRS of your direct deposit account info, click here.

Get My Payment application available with IRS:

  • check on the status of your Economic Impact Payment
  • update your direct deposit account info if you filed a 2019 tax return and you did not have a federal tax refund, or you chose to receive your refund by check.
  • If you receive error messages or your status is not available at this time, it is likely because the website is being overloaded.  IRS updates the Get My Payment application every 24 hours.


Unemployment Benefits have been expanded:

  • Click here for the latest Worker Resources from California's Employment Development Department. 
  • Even if you are self-employed, you may be eligible for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance.  Click here for information as this program is being developed.


Small Business Administration empowered to help business owners:

Round 1 ran out of funds.  Check back if Congress approves more funds for SBA programs.


"Without additional funding, banks and the Small Business Administration will be unable to approve more of the Paycheck Protection Program loans designed to avert layoffs during the coronavirus pandemic, which can be forgiven if businesses agree to maintain their payrolls.

But Congress is deadlocked over how to allocate more money for the popular loan program, with Democrats continuing to oppose the GOP's $250 billion infusion for the fund without equal aid for hospitals and local governments. The impasse is now in its second week."

- "Small business fund expires with deal out of reach this week", Politico, 04/16/20


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  • (661) 840-5735
  • Better Ledger, Inc.
  • 2331 California Avenue
  • Bakersfield, CA 93304

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