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Progress on Medical Marijuana, Pharmacy Benefit Management and State Lottery, Open Records Discussions are OngoingBoth chambers tackled high-profile issues in an eventful week as work began to accelerate in the session's waning days. Proposals advanced regarding medical marijuana, pharmacy benefit management and a state lottery, and work continued on a controversial rewrite of the state's open records law.
ASCPA Thanks Representative Barry Moore and Representative Jerry Carl for Fighting for Tax Filing and Payment Extensions for EveryoneOn March 31, 60 Congressional Representatives signed on to a letter, led by Representative Lloyd Smucker, requesting IRS Commissioner Rettig extend the federal tax filing deadline for first quarter estimated tax payments to May 17, 2021.
In a letter to IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig on Wednesday, a diverse, bipartisan group of 60 members of Congress urged the IRS to extend the deadline for first quarter 2021 federal estimated tax payments to May 17. The estimated tax deadline has been an issue since the IRS postponed the tax filing and payment deadline for individuals to May 17 but did not move the April 15 estimated tax deadline (see Notice 2021-21).
IRS, Treasury disburse more Economic Impact Payments under the American Rescue Plan; total tops 130 million with more to comeToday, the Internal Revenue Service, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Bureau of the Fiscal Service announced they are disbursing several million more payments in the third batch of Economic Impact Payments from the American Rescue Plan. This brings the total disbursed so far to more than 130 million payments worth approximately $335 billion.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is increasing the maximum amount small businesses and non-profit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Starting the week of April 6, 2021, the SBA is raising the loan limit for the COVID-19 EIDL program from 6-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $150,000 to up to 24-months of economic injury with a maximum loan amount of $500,000.