Discussion focusing on Sections 1102 & 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act. CARES Act Sec. 1102 covers essentials for obtaining loan under Paycheck Protection Program. CARES Act Sec. 1106 covers steps leading to forgiveness of the loan obtained under Paycheck Protection Program.
Discussion focusing on Sec. 2302 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act. CARES Act Sec. 2302 Covers Delay of Payment of Employer Payroll Taxes.
Discussion focusing on Sec. 2301 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as CARES Act. CARES Act Sec. 2301 Covers Employee Retention Credit for Employers Subject to Closure Due to COVID-19.
Legal resource entities – Thomson Reuters and Walters Kluwer – launched free resource portal, which can be useful to practitioners. In addition to news updates related to specific area of law, these portals provide sample language and forms. Legal practitioners advising small businesses on payroll, loan, and financing issues, can find these portals especially useful. Here are the links: Thomson Reuters: https://uk.practicallaw.thomsonreuters.com/w-024-5087?transitionType=Default&contextData=(sc.Default)&firstPage=true&bhcp=1#co_anchor_a769721 Walters Kluwer: https://lrus.wolterskluwer.com/campaign/coronavirus-resources-tools-covid-19/ Thomson Reuters and Walters Kluwer, Thank You!
Coronavirus outbreak brought a chaos to a modern world of specialized division of labor and production. Disruption in the supply chain in one part of the world today will affect businesses in the other locations. Modern travel (or its sudden disruption) only contributed to the climate of uncertainty. Uncertainty, in turn created anxiety, as evidenced by empty shelves and aggressive attitudes of folks visiting stores in this world’s richest countries, including the United States. On top of all else, most people are strongly encouraged, and in some places required to remain within four walls of their homes most of the time. Resources are getting scarcer, anxiety is reaching new heights! What to do? One suggestion is to focus on exploring the resources that are available, especially those that come as a result of coronavirus outbreak. If you are part of the business having less than 500 employees, or a self-employed individual in New York State (or other area subject to quarantine, such as California), then exploring a resource made available by the U.S. Government can be useful. The resource that is the focus point of this article is the tax credit of up to $5,100.00/person made available by the federal…
NYC Bar’s event below is not only informative for folks stuck in immigration twilight on what to do, but also provides a great outline starting point for attorneys with respect to legal strategies for their immigration clients. Additionally, event outlines a number of social programs that are available to New York residents in general, and immigrant community in particular.
Discussion will explore possibility of appealing a number of questions from October 2017 Customs Broker License Examination. Sample Appeal Packet will be mailed out to registrants after attendance. Tentative questions that are marked for discussion will be: Question 10. CBP stated that correct answer is (C). Legal arguments will be explored for answers (A), (B), and (E). Question 32. CBP stated that correct answer is (D). Legal arguments will be explored for “No Possible Correct Answer” option. Question 33. CBP stated that correct answer is (E). Legal arguments will be explored for “No Possible Correct Answer” option. Question 42. CBP stated that correct answer is (C). Legal arguments will be explored for “No Possible Correct Answer” option. Question 49. CBP stated that correct answer is (D). Legal arguments will be explored for “No Possible Correct Answer” option. Question 52. CBP stated that correct answer is (D). Legal arguments will be explored for answer choice (C). Question 62. CBP stated that correct answer is (D). Legal arguments will be explored for answer choice (C). Question 67. CBP stated that correct answer is (B). Legal arguments will be explored for “No Possible Correct Answer” option. Question 73. CBP stated that correct answer…
Attorney General Jeff Sessions guided Department of Justice with respect to charging and sentencing policy through May 10, 2017 Memorandum. Memo directs prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense.” Memo defines most serious offense as one that carries “the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences.” Deviation from directive would require approval “by a United States Attorney or Assistant Attorney General, or a supervisor designated by the United States Attorney or Assistant Attorney General, and the reasons must be documented in the file.” Memo further directs prosecutors to stock to 18 U.S.C. § 3553 guidelines for sentencing. The memo still leaves open flexibility of application of “most serious” rubric on case by case basis. Nonetheless, the guidance may be a useful tool during Deferred Prosecution / Non-Prosecution Agreement negotiation. Memorandum is published at the following DOJ link: https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/965896/download
Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control published a guideline for persons to petition for removal from Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list. Persons that are on SDN list are generally proscribed from transacting business with U.S. persons. The link is below. https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/SDN-List/Pages/petitions.aspx
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that applications and petitions postmarked or filed on or after December 23, 2016 will have new fees. Some of the affected fees are included in the following table. Form No. Title Current fee Final fee G-1041 Genealogy Index Search Request $20 $65 G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Microfilm) 20 65 G-1041A Genealogy Records Request (Copy from Textual Record) 35 65 I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card 365 455 I-102 Application for Replacement/Initial Nonimmigrant Arrival-Departure Document 330 445 I-129/129CW Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker 325 460 I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) 340 535 I-130 Petition for Alien Relative 420 535 I-131 6/I-131A 7 Application for Travel Document 360 575 I-140 Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker 580 700 I-191 Application for Advance Permission to Return to Unrelinquished Domicile 585 930 I-192 Application for Advance Permission to Enter as Nonimmigrant 585 8 585/930 I-193 Application for Waiver of Passport and/or Visa 585 585 I-212 Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the U.S. After Deportation or Removal 585 930 I-290B Notice of Appeal or Motion 630 675 I-360 Petition for Amerasian Widow(er) or Special Immigrant 405 435 I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status…