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KeyAlert - 941 update, FAQ - FFCRA

Friday, September 11, 2020  

941 Reporting Update – The KeyAlert sent on July 9th had information regarding the changes in the form 941 concerning reporting wages paid under the FFCRA.  Keep in mind that while employee retention credits do not apply to Federal, State or Local Government employers those wages paid for qualified sick leaves and qualified family leaves are not subject to employer FICA, this does apply to Government employers.  Therefore these wages should be coded separately in order to report them correctly on the Form 941.  Most payroll companies have sent information regarding this information.

Please consult the Form 941 instructions (Click Here page 10) and the FAQ Question #18 (Click Here for FAQon the IRS Website for more information.               

ASBO International FAQ:  American Fidelity published FAQs for employers regarding COVID-related questions under FFCRA and CARES, which may be helpful. The FAQs on employer benefits can be accessed here. FAQ #6 explicitly addresses school district eligibility.

NJDOE Instructional Support Broadcast- The Department's September 9th Broadcast outlined numerous academic supports related to curriculum and instruction, professional development and assessments.  The Department wanted to be sure our members were aware that the suite of assessments is being made available to districts for FREE!  

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