Impact of covid-19

A Message From Fitzpatrick, Leary & Szarko, LLC

Certified Public Accountants and Business Advisors

Greetings friends and colleagues,

At FLS, we are keenly aware of the potential impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are taking steps to provide for the continuity of our client services and the safety of our employees and clients.  We are staying up to date on the latest developments, by monitoring resources such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and our local public health department.

We encourage everyone to closely follow the guidance from local and federal authorities and take all the necessary precautions. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your case or a potential new matter, contact us below. We thank you for your continued support.

Maryland COVID-19 Resources

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Under the recently enacted FFCRA, effective April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020, employers must post and keep posted, in conspicuous places on the business premises of the employer, the attached notice to employees.

Family First Coronavirus Response Act Summary

The U.S. Department of Labor has published guidance to help explain the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. That act takes effect on April 1st. Click the button below to learn more

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses

Maryland has authorized $130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses and manufacturers that have been negatively impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). This emergency assistance provides interim relief and proceeds that can be used to pay cash operating expenses including payroll, suppliers, rent, fixed debt payments and other mission-critical cash operating costs.

If you are a Maryland-based business impacted by the Coronavirus with under 50 full-and part-time employees, or a Maryland manufacturer, check out the programs below to see if you qualify for assistance.

Treasury Delays Tax Filing and Payment Deadline

The U.S. Treasury and Internal Revenue Service has announced that they are going to provide individual and corporate taxpayers relief by extending the requirement to file your 2019 income tax return and pay certain income taxes normally due by April 15, 2020.

Information About COVID-19 in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) has developed a page dedicated to providing updated information about COVID-19 throughout Maryland. Click here for more information.