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Small Business Relief Overview by MN DEED

Great list of all Relief Options Currently Available and Why/when you may want to apply.

Department of Labor COVID-19 Guidance

FAQs and Details on the Paid Leave Rules for Small Employers

Artist Rescue Trust

A new fund Fox Tax helped establish to give 3 month stipends to artists who cannot/have not gotten help elsewhere.

Henn County Small Business Grant

Grant Applications starting May 19th!

Comparison of Two Available SBA Loans for Small Businesses

Chart Showing Features of Each Loan

PPP Loan Updates from US Treasury

Great list of newest government guidance on PPP Loans

SBA Slideshow on EIDL and PPP Loans

Great Overview of Two Main Programs offered to Small Businesses

IRS Updates Related to COVID-19 Relief

Most up to date news from IRS

MN Unemployment Instructions for the Self-Employed

Step-by-step instructions on applying for MN Unemployment

MN Unemployment for Self-employed

Details on how to claim unemployment and also how to claim deductions to earnings when making your weekly unemployment request.

Gusto Resources

Great list of resources/advice for employers and small businesses

Intuit Small Business COVID-19 Resources

Tips, links and tools (including fundraising)

The self-employed worker’s guide to getting through the coronavirus

Intuit Article with Great suggestions for the self-employed

Familes First Coronavirus Response Act: FAQ

Dept of Labor FAQ for employers regarding Sick Pay & Expanded Family and Medical Leave

Tax Credits for Required Paid Leave Provided by Small and Midsize Businesses FAQs

IRS FAQ on the Families First Sick Pay and Family Leave Credits

Employee Retention Credit FAQ

IRS FAQ on Employee Ret Credit----Available if sales drop by 50% for a quarter AND you have NOT received a PPP Loan.

Free HR Resources

Includes Sample HR Policies and other Great Resources

MN Governors Office Response Page

Sign up for email list for Daily Updates on Virus and State Agency Responses

Springboard for the Arts COVID-19 Resources

A HUGE list of resources for Artists, Musicians and Creatives in these tough times.

Twin Cities Music Community Trust

A place to donate and/or ask for help for local musicians.

SBA PPP FAQ August 4th 2020

More detailed answers on loan forgiveness questions

CARES Act (incl. PPP Loan) Updates from US Treasury

Most up to date guidance as Treasury Dept. Releases It!

Which Loan Forgiveness Application Do I Use?!?

Here's a chart to help decide which one you need to use!

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application--Loans under $50,000

New simpler loan forgiveness application for loans under $50,000

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application EZ Form

If you received more than $50,000 but do not need to reduce forgiveness due to wage reductions

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application (Updated 6/16/2020)

SBA Loan Forgiveness Application Updated for new PPP Flexibility Act

PPP EZ Loan Forgiveness Application Instructions

Updated Instructions for the 3508EZ Form

Interim Final Rules reflecting PPP Flexibility Amendments (June 17th)

Most recent changes from new PPP Flexibility Act.

Interim Final Rules on Loan Forgiveness (May 22nd)

More specific details on Loan Forgiveness Application

SBA Slideshow: EIDL and PPP Loan Overviews

Great Overview of the Two Main Small Business Relief Plans with many FAQS

Comparison of EIDL and PPP

Detailed comparison of programs available to small businesses

PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator for Businesses with Employees

A spreadsheet that you can copy/download to estimate and project loan forgiveness under PPP Loan Program from SBA

PPP Loan Forgivenss Calculator for Self-employed Individuals with No Other Employees

A spreadsheet to help you calculate PPP loan forgiveness AND analyze effects on Unemployment (if you are receiving both UI and PPP funding)

FAQ from AICPA on PPP Loan

Scroll down to find FAQs by topic incl Calculating Loan, type of Business entity and Forgiveness ?s

PPP Workforce Reduction Exceptions

Slideshow with Chart showing Exceptions to the Employee Retention Requirements

Step-by-step Application Instructions for the Self-Employed

Follow these instructions when applying for MN Unemployment

MN Unemployment Eligibility Details for the Self Employed

Details on eligibility and how to claim deductions when reporting weekly earnings.

COVID-19 Information for MN Workers who have Lost their Job (or had hours reduced)

Details on applying, extensions of benefits and lots of other info

Calculator for PPP Funding AND Effects on Unemployment

A spreadsheet to help you file correctly for unemployment AND also analyze PPP loan forgiveness

IRS Website

Tons of Searchable information, downloadable forms, publications and up-to-date information on tax laws and issues.

Where's My Refund?

Check status of your IRS refund online

Make a Payment Online to IRS

Make a one time payment of your tax bill or quarterly estimates.

Child Tax Credit Update Portal

Update or Opt Out of Advanced Child Tax Credit Payments

Check Your Federal Tax Withholding

Tool to estimate if you are withholding enough from paychecks

Online Payment Agreement

If you owe the IRS less than $50,000, you can easily set up a payment plan online here.

Phishing/Tax Scams

Get a scary call or email from the "IRS"? Concerned that it's a scam? Check out most recent scams and how to report them here.

Get Transcripts

Request IRS Transcripts, Wage Details, etc..

MN Revenue Website

Lots of information on Income, Property Tax Refunds and Sales Tax for businesses and individuals.

Where's My MN Income or Property Tax Refund?

Online status of refunds for both state income tax and property tax refunds.

Make a MN Tax Payment

Pay your MN Tax Bill or Quarterly Estimates

State Tax Law Changes

Updated every Thursday with most recent info on the many changes to Sales Tax, Income Tax and other special tax law changes.

Register for MN Tax ID

Do you collect sales tax, have employees, medical services in MN?

MN Sales Tax Fact Sheets

Industry Specific Rules for Sales and Use Tax--find yours here!

MN Political Contribution Refund Form

Get a refund if you make contribution to state level candidates or parties

Federal Refund

Check Federal Refund Status Online Here

MN Refund

Check MN State Refund Status Here

IRS Direct Pay

Pay your individual Income tax bill or quarterly estimates here.

MN E-Payment

Pay your MN Income tax bill or quarterly estimates here.

MN E-Services for Businesses

File and Pay Sales Tax, Withholding Tax or Other Business Taxes here.


Still our favorite option. New Self Employed Version is phone app based and includes mileage tracker. Bigger versions available depending on size of company and features needed.

Zoho Books

Quickbooks Alternative

Wave Accounting

Free online accounting software. Decent option for self-employed, but not quite enough reporting power for corp or partnerships.

Gusto Payroll

See how online payroll can work for you.


Easy and affordable way to make and file 1099-misc and W2s online.

Mile IQ

Mileage App Tracker for your Phone

IRS ACA Tax Provisions Website

Information for Individuals, Employers and other Organizations set up to help you see how law affects you.

MNSURE Website

New site set up to help individuals and businesses enroll in new Health Care Exchanges.

Required Notice to Employees

Every employer, regardless of whether you offer health insurance to employees or not, is supposed to give a notice to employees. A sample letter to use is found here.*Full disclosure: they offer us a referral credit from this link if you apply. This is a private insurance brokerage that can help you compare different plans both from private and new government plans, but should not be confused with the actual ACA funded MNSure or healthcare.gov sites.

MN Secretary of State

File to form a new company OR file your Annual Business Renewal Online here.

Springboard for the Arts

Non Profit Organization helping all types of artists in the midwest. Great resource for anyone making a business of their art

Artist Rescue Trust

Get Help/Give Help: Fox Tax helped build a new non-profit fund to help struggling artists in this challenging time.


SCORE provides free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs of your small business and your personal objectives.

Women Venture

WomenVenture is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women achieve economic success and prosperity.

Propel Nonprofits

Provides support services for non profit organizations

Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association

Organizers of Art-A-Whirl and other Northeast Minneapolis Art Events and Activities.

Northeast Minneapolis Arts District

Learn more about our artsy neighborhood!