COVID-19 Resources

Shannon & Associates has created this Coronavirus (COVID-19) page as a Resource Center for our clients and friends. This page is here to keep you up to date with relevant news, alerts, and useful links. And given the quickly evolving state of affairs, we will continue to update this page with additional resources. We hope you find this information helpful and if you have additional questions please get in touch. You and your family members are important to us. We hope you are all staying safe and healthy during this difficult time.

Employee Retention Credit (ERC)

Employee Retention Credit – How it works and How to Get It
Want to take advantage of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) but not sure where to start?

Are You Eligible for the Retroactive Employee Retention Credit?
Employee Retention Credit 2021
Updates to Employee Retention Credit Are Great News for Employers – Allowing Retroactive Credits for 2020

Shannon Alerts

COVID-19 Email Scams (How to Protect Yourself)
Emergency Economic Relief Update – SBA Loan Programs Summary under CARES
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. What Does it Mean for You?

Extended Tax Deadlines (and working with us during COVID-19)
Filing and Payment Deadlines Q&A

COVID-19 Relief for Washington Businesses and Employees
Families First Coronavirus Response Act H.R. 6201
Emergency Economic Relief from the SBA

PPP and Loan Forgiveness

PPP Loan Forgiveness and Tax Impacts Planning
PPP and Loan Forgiveness – Things to Consider Now

SBA Loan Programs Under the CARES Act (How Do I Apply?)

Comparison of Provisions of SBA Economic Injury Disaster (EIDL) Loans Program vs Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans
SBA link for more EIDL information
Link for the SBA EIDL loan application 
Link for the SBA EIDL Loan Advance/Grant application
SBA link for more PPP information 
Link for the PPP loan application


Washington Taxes

Department of Revenue – Business Relief During COVID-19 Pandemic
Provides information regarding relief and extensions associated with excise tax filings, audits, and other payment or collections issues.

WSCPA – Federal and State Updates Regarding COVID-19
Contains information and links to resources available from Washington State and Federal government agencies.

King County Council – Financial Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak
Includes information & resources on general financial help, unemployment, and workers’ compensation (helpful PDF links below).
General Financial Help
Unemployment Resources
Worker’s Comp Resources

Other Resources

Working Washington Small Business Grants

Employment Security Department – For workers affected by COVID-19 (Employees)

Employment Security Department – For businesses affected by COVID-19 (Employers)
Contains information and frequently asked questions regarding unemployment insurance, worker’s compensation, paid sick leave, and paid family and medical leave.

Department of Labor – Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Charts and FAQ’s
COVID-19 Scenarios & Benefits Available Chart
Workers’ Compensation Coverage and COVID-19 Common Questions
Paid Sick Leave and COVID-19 Common Questions
COVID-19 and Paid Family and Medical Leave FAQ
Layoff assistance

Officer of the Governor (WA) – COVID resource list for impacted Washington businesses and workers
Includes general information and resources regarding financial, export, employer and worker, and insurance assistance in the State of Washington.

Washington State Department of Financial Institutions – Financial Resources for Washington Residents Impacted by COVID-19
Listing of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus.

City of Seattle – Small Business Stabilization Fund
Regarding the 2020 emergency fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Office of Mayor Jenny Durkan (Seattle) – COVID-19: Resources for Community
Contains information and links for the City of Seattle programs and services available to those impacted by COVID-19.  It also contains information on other community, county, and state resources.

Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)
Washington State’s official COVID-19 site, providing links to official information from a wide range of trusted sources, including government and community services.

City of Tacoma COVID-19 Stabilization Loan

Other State Taxes (aside from Washington)

Oregon Department of Revenue – COVID-19 tax relief options
Provides information and guidance regarding tax relief options, extension availability, and the impact on other tax programs administered by DOR.

OSCPA – Coronavirus Resources and Information
Contains information and links to resources available from the State of Oregon and Federal government agencies.

California Franchise Tax Board – Coronavirus special tax relief and updates
Contains links to resources and information regarding tax relief, extensions to file and pay, as well as a listing of FAQs.

CalCPA – Coronavirus Resources and Information
Provides information, resource links, and additional updates related to COVID-19 as information is available.

AICPA – State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic
Compilation of the latest developments on state tax filings related to COVID-19.

Various City COVID-19 Resource Webpages


Misc Resources

Washington State Department of Health – 2019 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak
Center for Disease Control and Prevention – Coronavirus (COVID-19)
FEMA – COVID-19 Emergency Declaration

SBA Relief

Emergency Economic Relief from the SBA (March 24, 2020 Before CARES)
SBA Disaster Loan Application Forms Summary
SBA Form 5 – SBA Disaster Business Loan Application
SBA Form 159D – Fee_Disclosure_Form_and_Compensation_Agreement_(159D)
SBA Form 413D – Personal_Financial_Statement Disaster Programs
SBA Form 1368 – Additional Filing Requirements – Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan
SBA Form 2202 – Instructions for Schedule of Liabilities
SBA Form 2202 – Schedule of Liabilities
SBA Form 4506-T -Request for Transcript of Tax Return (IRS Form 4506T) Instructions
SBA Form 4506-T Instructions

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