The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act Summary "The CARES Act"

April 1, 2020

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act"), signed by President Trump, Friday March 27, 2020, provides economic relief to individuals, small businesses, corporations and industries in light of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak. Several highlights of the CARES Act are outlined below.

Business Loans

  • Paycheck Protection Program
    (Applications for this program are being accepted starting April 3, 2020 - click here for details)
  • Loan Forgiveness
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

Entrepreneurial Development

Corporate Internal Revenue Code Adjustments

  • Net Operating Loss Deduction Carrybacks
  • Payroll Taxes
  • Employee Retention Payroll Credit
  • Interest Expense Deduction Limitation Increased
  • Modification of Refundable Minimum Tax Credit
  • Charitable Contributions

Individual Retirement Provisions

  • IRA Contributions
  • Premature Distributions
  • Delayed Required Minimum Distributions

Expansion of Unemployment Coverage

Student Loans

Direct Payments

Read detailed information on these highlights here

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