COVID-19 Legislation, CAREs Act, Taxe$ + More

The Arts Alliance is trying to collect legislation, business and finance information important to artists, creative workers, organizations and businesses and post it here. As is said, its like trying to drink from a fire hose! So in addition to our list, you will also find contact information for others in-the-know: U.S. and Michigan State legislators from Washtenaw County and a short list of media sources.

Please, if you discover updates, broken links, errors or new sources, contact us at Thank you!

With appreciation to elected officials, media and fact-checkers!

U.S Congress

U.S. Senator Gary Peters

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

U.S. Representative Debbie Dingell – MI-12

U.S. Representative Tim Walberg – MI-7


Governor Gretchen Whitmer

State Senator Jeff Irwin
District 18 – Washtenaw

State Senator Lana Theis
District 22 – Washtenaw/Livingston

State Representative Donna Lasinski
District 52 – Washtenaw
517- 373-0828

State Representative Yousef Rabhi
District 53 – Washtenaw

State Representative – Ronnie Peterson
District 54 – Washtenaw

State Representative – Rebekah Warren
District 55 – Washtenaw/Monroe


WEMU 89.1 FM
Local news coverage plus local arts + creative coverage including:

Bridge Magazine 
Michigan’  nonprofit, nonpartisan news organization.

Concentrate Magazine tells the narrative of Washtenaw County’s narrative people and businesses, new development, cool places to live, and the best places to work and play.

All About Ann Arbor  – WDIV Click on Detroit

Federal & State Legislation – plus the 411


IRS to issue prepaid debit cards instead of checks for Economic Impact payments.

IRS Changes 990 Nonprofit filing deadlines– The deadline to file 990 forms and pay federal income tax – including some Forms 990-T, 1041 and 1120-POL – is extended to July 15, 2020.

Senate passes $484 billion bill that would expand small-business aid, boost money for hospitals and testing 4/21

Clarification on Deductibility of PPP Loan Expenses – UHY

Main Street Lending Program – support coming to middle market businesses – UHY

Payroll Tax Deferral Provided By Cares Act – UHY

Cares Act Provides Additional Relief through Qualified Retirement Plans – UHY

More taxpayer relief from IRS – filing and payment obligations due between April 1, 2020, and July 15, 2020. – UHY

Gift tax returns extended until July 15, – UHY

Congress passes CARES Act; Details on Paycheck Protection, – UHY

Senate passes CARES Act  – UHY

Guidance to employers contemplating potential layoffs– UHY

Initial guidance on new sick pay credits– UHY

IRS issues guidance on July 15 tax deadline – UHY

Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed – UHY

Final details on 90-day tax payment deferral, – UHY

Temporary expansion of unemployment and cost sharing, – UHY

Treasury Delays April 15 Tax Payment Deadline By 90 Days For Millions – Filing date remains April 15.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act: What It Does For Employees Who Need Paid Sick Leave

COVID-19 small business administration nonprofit loans at 2.75% made available to nonprofits: These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

State of Michigan

Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Orders and Emergency Declarations – ALL

Lt. Governor Gilchrist & former Lt. Governor Calley encourage Michigan small businesses to apply for second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding

Governor Whitmer Extends Stay Home, Stay Safe Order, Directs Michiganders to Wear Homemade Masks in Enclosed Public Spaces

Governor Whitmer and Michigan’s Financial Institutions Agree to Partnership for Providing Borrowers 90-day Mortgage-Payment Forbearance

Midwest Governors Announce Partnership to Reopen Regional Economy

Tech Startup Stabilization Fund Offers Support for Early-Stage Tech Companies During COVID-19 Outbreak

Pure Michigan Business Connect Grants Support Retooling Efforts of 12 Small Businesses and Nonprofits in Response to COVID-19

Self-Employed, Other Newly Eligible Workers Can Apply for Unemployment on Monday, $600 Federal Payments Also Begin

“Saving Businesses, Saving Lives” Grant Open For Companies That Produce Personal Protective Equipment For Frontline Workers And Hospitals Fighting COVID-19 Pandemic (Oakland County)

State Expands Support Services Available for Startups, Entrepreneurs in Response to COVID-19

State of Michigan Press Release: Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Allowing Employment, Other Administrative Hearings by Video Conference

State of Michigan Press Release: Governor Whitmer announces SBA loans now available for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

State of Michigan Press Release: State Provides Guidance to Employers Contemplating Potential Layoffs

MEDC Press Release: MEDC, state’s small business support organizations join forces to develop resources for Michigan’s small businesses impacted by COVID-19

State of Michigan Press Release: Governor Whitmer Working to Deliver Solutions for Small Business Impacted by COVID-19

MEDC Press Release: Pure Michigan Business Connect offering virtual, statewide matchmaking platform for suppliers, buyers providing critical response to COVID-19

Latest updates on Michigan economic support programs, – UHY

Executive order delays Michigan tax deadline – UHY

Michigan waives late penalties on most sales, use and withholding returns – UHY

Governor Whitmer expands Unemployment for Michigan Workers

Michigan Unemployment Filing

Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) in Michigan

Economic assistance for Michigan small businesses – UHY

Disaster relief lending approved for Michigan

We thank UHY, our awesome finance firm, for sending regular updates and allowing us to sharing them with you. Look for those marked UHY.

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