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Subject: Employee Retention Credit and eBay Up and Running Program Reopening

To: Chamber Members

 

A reminder that businesses may take advantage of the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) created by the CARES Act, allowing businesses to obtain a tax credit as an incentive for keeping employees during the pandemic. It is equal to 50% of qualified wages from Mar.13th, 2020 to Dec.31, 2021.

You qualify for ERC if:

  1. Your business faced a shutdown or a drop in gross receipts during certain time periods in the pandemic
  2. Your business paid wages and health insurance premiums to your employees
  3. Your business received PPP assistance.

However, the same wages cannot be used both to qualify for forgiveness of a PPP loan and as ERC Qualified Wages.

ERC tax credits apply to the wages and expenses for the following quarters-

2020

Q2 2020: March 13, 2020 – June 30, 2020

Q3 2020: July 1, 2020 – September 30, 2020

Q4 2020: October 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020

2021

Q1 2021: Jan 1, 2021 – March 31, 2021

Q2 2021: April 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021

Q3 2021: July 1, 2021 – September 30, 2021

Q4 2021: October 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021

eBay Up and Running Program: eBay is reopening its program to small businesses who transition into online retail with benefits including a $10,000 grant package composed of cash, premium access to guided online learning content through Seller School, and direct training and coaching from expert sellers and eBay Growth Advisors. eBay is partnering with business accelerator Hello Alice to launch the grants program application and to provide access to mentorship and resources to all sellers who apply, whether they are ultimately chosen for a grant or not. Through Hello Alice, applicants will be enrolled in an online community of similar businesses for peer-to-peer networking and will also have access to thousands of free tools and resources for business owners. The deadline to apply is Sep.3rd

 Apply for the program at eBay Up & Running Grants Round 2 (helloalice.com)

Volunteer

“Volunteerism is the voice of the people put into action. These actions shape and mold the present into a future of which we can all be proud.” -Helen Dyer
 
The Chamber, like many nonprofits, is run by generous volunteers. We appreciate everything they do and we wouldn’t be here without them. We welcome new help, there is always something to be done.
*In December there will be board positions open to serve all year long.  
*Starting in the Spring there will be a need for volunteers to run the visitor center.
 
Let us know if you would like to join our team.

Your help is very important

The Chamber of Commerce is organized for the general advancement of civic participation, economic development, and educational support for the communities of the Spanish Peaks area.

Ribbon Cuttings

The Spanish Peaks Chamber of Commerce is proud to partner with the Business Alliance to offer Ribbon cuttings for new businesses. Form Link below.

 
 

Mark your Calendar!

Upcoming Ribbon Cutting events schedule.

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