|Chamber Providing Remote Notary Services: The Governor has authorized Notaries Public to notarize documents via video conference, so long as the video is recorded and retained, and other requirements are met. The Chamber is able to meet these requirements. If you need any notary services, the Chamber can provide them free to members. Call or email to set up an appointment.|
More Details Released on Paycheck Protection Program: Many questions have come in this week about the Paycheck Protection Program, a federal stimulus program that provides loans which convert to grants if payroll is maintained. The government has gradually released answers to these questions this week.
Get Your Questions Answered At Monday's Virtual Roundtable: Our third Virtual Roundtable will be held this Monday, April 6, at from 12-1 p.m. This is an opportunity to share how you're grappling with the Covid-19 crisis, get ideas from your peers, and support each other. Executive Director Adam Gutcheon and Jim Burke from the Town of Windsor will review the current state of the crisis, state and federal business relief measures, and what the Town and Chamber are doing in response. The Hartford Courant wrote up our first Virtual Roundtable; click here to read the article. We will follow up on several items raised at last Monday's session. Click here for more information, including how to join.
Sales Tax Payments Are Deferred for Small Business: Taxpayers that have $150,000 or less in annual sales tax liability qualify for an automatic extension of time to file and pay. Similarly, those that have $150,000 or less in annual room occupancy tax also qualify for this relief. For monthly sales tax and room occupancy tax filers: Returns and payments due March 31, 2020, and April 30, 2020, are extended to May 31, 2020. For quarterly sales tax and room occupancy tax filers: Returns and payments due April 30, 2020, are extended to May, 31, 2020.
Insurance and Mortgage Payment Flexibility: Beginning on April 1, 2020 for a period of 60 days, no insurer in Connecticut – including life, health, auto property, casualty, and other types – may lapse or terminate a covered insurance policy because a policyholder does not pay a premium or interest during this time. This grace period is not automatic. To be eligible, affected policyholders must provide additional information acceptable to their insurance carriers. Contact your insurance agent for more information.
The Governor has reached an agreement with over 50 credit unions and banks in Connecticut to offer mortgage relief to the state’s residents and businesses who continue to face hardship caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Under the agreement, the following relief policies are being offered by participating financial institutions:
More Rules For Retail: By order of the Governor, every retail establishment in the state will be required to take additional protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 between and among customers, employees, and other persons such as delivery drivers and maintenance people, effective tomorrow, April 3.
Chamber Auction Begins Tomorrow: We're a little over 24 hours from the start of Chamber Cares 2020, Windsor's first-ever online community benefit auction! The auction is the Chamber's biggest fundraiser of the year, and it also benefits the Windsor Education Foundation, Music School at Sound Crossing. In addition, the auction will benefit local charities providing relief to households experiencing loss of income due to the Covid-19 crisis: the Windsor Food & Fuel Bank and the Neighbors in Need Fund of the United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. If you've found our updates and virtual roundtables helpful, please support us by spreading the word, bidding on items, or making a donation. Register to participate now at windsor2020.givesmart.com. We need your help to succeed! If you'd like to donate an item or gift certificate, please reply to this email.
The Windsor Food & Fuel Bank works to ensure that no Windsor resident goes hungry, is cold, or is without basic necessities. The Neighbors in Need Fund assists individuals and families in central and northeastern Connecticut in economic distress due to the Covid-19 crisis with food, emergency assistance, and childcare.