California and the federal government are providing broad assistance to small businesses and employers impacted by COVID-19. This includes:
- Small business interest-free deferral of sales/use tax up to $50,000 for businesses with less than $5 million in taxable sales
- 90-day extension on all businesses filing a return for less than $1 million in taxes
- Small Business Disaster Relief Loan Guarantee Program via IBank, with $50 million in state funding, providing potential capital for individuals who do not qualify for federal funds
- Small Business Debt Relief for existing SBA borrowers
- Federal small business stimulus programs like PPP, EIDL, and EIDL Advance
More funding for federal programs
Additional funds are now available for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Advance (EIDL and EIDL Advance) through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has resumed accepting PPP loan applications from approved lenders. You must apply directly through a lender. Find a PPP lender to contact right away. See details at SBA.gov.
As of May 4, the U.S. SBA is only accepting new applications to EIDL and EIDL Advance from agricultural businesses. If you are an agricultural business, you are encouraged to apply. Visit U.S. SBA’s Disaster Loan Applications website for more information. The U.S. SBA will continue to process EIDL Loan and Advance applications already submitted from other business sectors on a first-come, first-served basis.
This page and sba.gov will be updated as more funds become available.
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- CA Labor and Workforce Development Agency: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Employers and Workers
- CA Employment Development Department: Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development: Coronavirus 2019
- California Department of Tax and Fee Administration: COVID-19 State of Emergency
- Cal/OSHA Guidance on Requirements to Protect Workers from Coronavirus
- Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – FAQs on laws enforced by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office
- U.S. Internal Revenue Service: Coronavirus Tax Relief