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Mar 31, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, March 31, 2021

President Biden signed the PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law on Tuesday, a law extending the application deadline, originally set to expire on March 31, to May 31, and providing an additional 30-day period for the Small Business Administration to process application.

Mar 30, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
ICBA Thanks President for Signing PPP Extension

The Independent Community Bankers of America today thanked President Joe Biden for signing into law ICBA-advocated legislation to extend the Paycheck Protection Program ahead of its March 31 expiration.

Mar 29, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
IRS: PPE is tax deductible

The Internal Revenue Service clarified that the purchase of personal protective equipment, such as masks, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes, for the primary purpose of preventing the spread of COVID-19 are deductible medical expenses.

Mar 26, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, March 26, 2021

Covid cases in the US are rising again, reversing course after months of decline and threatening another setback in the return to normality, with the seven-day average of new cases jumping to 57,695 Wednesday - 9.5% above the prior week.

Mar 25, 2021 | Coronavirus Update
FS-ISAC Coronavirus Update, March 25, 2021

Governors and public health officials in more than 40 states have said they will meet or beat President Biden’s goal of making every adult eligible for a vaccine by May 1, and at least 30 states plan to start universal eligibility in March or April.

Mar 24, 2021 | NewsWatch Today
Big week for PPP, credit union grassroots

With Paycheck Protection Program and credit union issues coming to a head this week in Washington, ICBA is urging community bankers to weigh in with policymakers via its Be Heard grassroots action center.