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Covid 19 Financial Relief for Self Employed

If you are self-employed:

    1. Check with your State Unemployment Insurance Agency. For Pandemic Unemployment Benefits. As of today, these agencies are not ready for these applications, however, keep checking as to the availability. Currently, self-employed and 1099 workers do not seem to be covered, however under the CARES Act, this may change. You will need:
      1. Social Security Number
      2. Mailing address and phone number of employers you worked for in the the last 18 months
      3. The starting and ending dates of your last job, or jobs
      4. If you are a non-citizen, have your alien registration number and expiration date
      5. If you worked during the week you are filing your client, be sure you know the gross amount of your pay before filing
      6. Pencil and paper to write down questions and instructions
    2. Equivalent child care leave and sick leave credit amounts to those available to employees are also available to self-employed individuals; these credits will be claimed on their income tax return and will reduce estimated tax payments.
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