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.
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
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.
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.
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
Check Federal Refund Status Online Here
Check MN State Refund Status Here
IRS Direct Pay
Pay your individual Income tax bill or quarterly estimates here.
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.
Free online accounting software. Decent option for self-employed, but not quite enough reporting power for corp or partnerships.
See how online payroll can work for you.
Easy and affordable way to make and file 1099-misc and W2s online.
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.
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.
WomenVenture is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping women achieve economic success and prosperity.
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!