The coronavirus pandemic has affected virtually every facet of American life and severely impacted the markets and economy. Congress and the federal government have acted to help individuals and businesses get through this difficult time. Most recently, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act on March 27, 2020. The House passed the bill by voice vote earlier that day, and the Senate unanimously passed it on March 25. The $2.2 trillion bipartisan bill, the most expensive legislation ever enacted, resulted from negotiations between Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle. The following are highlights of many of the federal relief opportunities created thus far which may benefit you.
Tax Relief for Individuals:
Tax Relief for Businesses:
As you can see, the federal government has created many ways individuals and businesses may receive assistance to get through current financial difficulties. Additionally, most states have provided their own relief such as a delay of the state income tax filing deadline or a temporary grace period for making mortgage payments. Please let me know if you have any questions on the above relief or would like to discuss the effect of the current economic crisis on your portfolio or financial situation. My team and I are here to continue to help you pursue your financial goals during these unprecedented times.