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Expands Unemployment Eligibility To People In The Following Situations:


  • An LLC stands for a Limited Liability Company.
  • Someone who has been diagnosed with COVID–19 or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and seeking a medical diagnosis;
  • a member of the individual’s household has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • A person providing care for a family member or a member of the individual’s household who has been diagnosed with COVID-19;
  • A person who is care for a child or other person in the household for which the individual has primary caregiving responsibility and who cannot attend school or another facility that is closed
  • the individual is unable to reach the place of employment because of a quarantine imposed as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  • the individual is unable to reach the place of employment because the individual has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine due to concerns related to COVID-19;
  • the individual was scheduled to commence employment and does not have a job or is unable to reach the job as a direct result of the COVID-19 public health emergency;
  • the individual has become the breadwinner or major supporter for a household because the head of the household has died as a direct result of COVID-19;
  • the individual has to quit his or her job as a direct result of COVID-19;
  • the individual’s place of employment is closed as a direct result of the COVID-19

Expands Eligibility To Historically Ineligible Persons:


  • Self-employed
  • Independent contractors (gig workers)
  • Those with limited work history

THINGS TO KNOW


  • Generally, these claims will not affect your SUI tax rates
  • Some states require employers to make pre-emptive claims on behalf of the employee
  • Partial pay, or taking PTO can make your employee ineligible
  • The base period for claims and calculations is “4 out of the last 5 quarters”
  • Claims will roll back to you, even if a successor employer made the separation

BEST PRACTICES


  • Identify affected employees: Note last day worked in particular
  • Proactively submit claims: Even partial claims
  • In most cases, fully fund employee payroll by Sunday: Claim calculations default to Monday
  • Mail is disrupted – make use of state e-response or SIDES options

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