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SBA Funding & Tax Credit Relief for Businesses

SBA Economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.

The CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.   These are options you can apply for yourself or seek free assistance from organizations like the The Louisiana SBDC.

Where possible we are assisting businesses with seeking funding assistance as well.   To get started, there are a number of items to collect to determine to the best approach for your business.  Contact our office to learn more at

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Paycheck Protection Program

This loan program provides loan forgiveness for retaining employees by temporarily expanding the traditional SBA 7(a) loan program.

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EIDL Loan Advance

This loan advance will provide up to $10,000 of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

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SBA Express Bridge Loans

Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.

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SBA Debt Relief

The SBA is providing a financial reprieve to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Tax Relief

Filing and Payment Deadline Extended

The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020.

Get answers to your questions on the filing and payment deadline.

Employee Retention Credit Available for Many Businesses Financially Impacted by COVID-19

The Employee Retention Credit is a refundable tax credit against certain employment taxes equal to 50% of the qualified wages an eligible employer pays to employees after March 12, 2020, and before January 1, 2021. You can get immediate access to the credit by reducing the employment tax deposits you are otherwise required to make. Also, if your employment tax deposits are not sufficient to cover the credit, you may get an advance payment from the IRS.

Get details on the retention credit.

Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small- and Mid-Size Businesses

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (PDF) gives all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members.

Get details on paid leave for employees.