Chamber Alert, April 15

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Provided by the Prince William Chamber of Commerce

Read the Governor’s April 15 update here. 

Virginia Employment Commission

Virginia Employment Commission’s recently provided guidance regarding workers not covered under the Virginia Unemployment Compensation Act. This includes the self-employed, gig workers, 1099 filers, certain religious institutions, non-profits and farm workers. Read the letter here.

Small Business Roundtable

Join discussion on the concerns, issues and challenges small businesses are facing due to the pandemic. Thursday, April 16, 10:00 a.m. Reserve your spot here.

Economic Impact Payments

Updates on the $1,200 payments to individuals as part of the CARES Act from the Treasury Department and the IRS. Those who are eligible and did not receive this payment through direct deposit will be able to submit information to the IRS starting today to have this money processed.
In addition, the Treasury Department announced the launch of a “Get My Payment” app. The app will allow taxpayers who filed their tax return in 2018 or 2019 but did not provide their banking information to submit direct deposit information. The IRS has a webpage devoted to answering questions about this program. The information provides clarity on if individuals need to take any action in order to receive this payment.

Washington Gas Donations Support DC-Area Coronavirus Response and Relief Activity

Washington Gas announced it is donating $150,000 in a first round of ongoing funding. Funds will be distributed among eight local non-profit organizations to support their efforts in providing essential services to those in need.



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