Dear Friends and Valued Clients,
I hope this note finds you and those around you safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. You may be aware that at the end of March, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and it is now law. This is the third piece of legislation that Congress has passed to help Americans deal with the economic impact of the coronavirus outbreak.
This historic and sweeping legislation was created to help keep workers paid and employed, allows businesses to remain operational and makes necessary health care system enhancements to stabilize the economy. We want to make sure you are aware of certain provisions designed to help you:
- Retirement Assistance – Retirement plan withdrawals for COVID-19 affected individuals, access to plan loans, waiver of RMDs for 2020 and allowance for plan amendments.
- Individual Assistance – 2020 tax recovery rebates for incomes up to $99,000 for singles and $198,000 for married couples.
- Small Business Assistance – Paycheck protection program, loan assistance, loan forgiveness, employee retention credit and tax benefits.
If you would like a more detailed summary of the various provisions, please let me know and I’ll be happy to forward that to you.
We are here for you via phone or email and look forward to discussing the CARES Act or any other questions you may have.
Please stay healthy, trust your plan and as always, we encourage you to contact us with any questions.
Best personal regards,
Benchmark Wealth Management