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Posted on: April 1, 2020

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The City is working around the clock to ensure essential municipal services are maintained while we keep our employees and the public safe. For the benefit of our residents and businesses, we are providing information and links to federal, state, and local resources relating to COVID-19 emergency response operations.  We hope this information hub will help all of our residents, their families, and local businesses to find the critical resources needed in this difficult time.  

CARES ACT                          

Congress’s latest coronavirus relief package, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, is the largest economic relief bill in U.S. history and will allocate $2.2 trillion in support to individuals and businesses affected by the pandemic and economic downturn.  https://taxfoundation.org/cares-act-senate-coronavirus-bill-economic-relief-plan/

  • Allocates up to $500 billion for assistance to eligible businesses, states, and municipalities, with not more than $25 billion designated for passenger air carriers, not more than $4 billion for air cargo carriers, and not more than $17 billion for businesses critical to maintaining national security.
  • Creates a $349 billion loan program for small businesses with funds available for loans originated from February 15 through June 30, 2020.
  • Allocates $130 billion in relief to the medical and hospital industries.
  • Provides credits against the 2020 personal income tax for eligible individuals who are neither nonresident aliens nor claimed as dependents by another taxpayer.
  • $1,200 to each individual or $2,400 to each married couple filing jointly, and
  • $500 for each dependent who is a qualifying child under age 17 as of December 31, 2020.
  • The credits are reduced, but not below zero, by each 5 percent of so much of the taxpayers’ adjusted gross income as exceeds $150,000 for a joint return; $112,500 for a head of household; or $75,000 for other taxpayers.
  • Expands eligibility for unemployment insurance and provides people with an additional $600 per week on top of the unemployment amount determined by each state and freelancers are covered by unemployment insurance for the first time.\
  • Expands telehealth services in Medicare.
  • Provides the Secretary of the Treasury with the authority to make loans or loan guarantees to states, municipalities, and eligible businesses.

Tax Credits
The Tax Foundation has prepared an overview of the various tax credits available through the FFCRA and CARES Acts. Please click here to view: https://taxfoundation.org/cares-act-senate-coronavirus-bill-economic-relief-plan/

General Information

Florida COVID-19 Call Center: 1 (866) 779-6121

Martin County Community Line: (772) 287-1652

Martin County COVID-19 page: www.martin.fl.us/Coronavirus#main-content

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus

Florida Division of Emergency Management: www.floridadisaster.org/covid19

Florida Department of Health Dashboard: www.floridahealthcovid19.gov

Office of the Governor: www.fl.gov.com/covid-19

Price Gouging: www.myfloridalegal.com or call 1 (866) 9NO-SCAM

Tax Relief: www.irs.gov/coronavirus 

Martin County Dining: https://www.diningatadistance.com/martin-county

Discover Martin County General Info: http://www.protectourparadise.com/

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