What You Need to Know

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New York State Tax Filing & Payment Deadline Moved

Governor Cuomo has issued an executive order (202.12) authorizing the Tax Commissioner to provide relief from certain tax filing and payment deadlines. In response, the Tax Commissioner has extended the April 15, 2020 due date to July 15, 2020, for New York State personal income tax and corporation tax returns originally due on April 15, 2020. In addition, the Commissioner is allowing taxpayers to defer all related tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed.

Read the full guidance here


Op/Ed: Budget Decisions Will Tell If New York State is Serious About Economic Recovery

The Business Council wrote an op/ed urging New York State lawmakers to be fiscally prudent with the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget, due Wednesday, April 1. Six business groups across New York State signed the op/ed in support.

Read the full op/ed here

New York State Business Council Webinar:

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Connectivity During Quarantine

Technical & Legal Implications of COVID-19

April 2, 11:00 am

We are facing new issues as a society and business landscape.

Join us for a conversation touching on relevant technology and legal issues that are being voiced by small and large businesses during this novel time.

Register Here

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Coronavirus Cases

As of this posting there were 59,513 confirmed cases in New York State with 33,768 confirmed cases in New York City.

Click here to see a county by county break down.


  • Governor Cuomo extended the ‘PAUSE’ directive to April 15 which includes nonessential businesses to work from home for an additional two weeks.  Read the Governor’s press release here.
  • The federal government has approved four new sites for temporary hospitals – the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal, the Aqueduct Racetrack facility in Queens, CUNY Staten Island and the New York Expo Center in the Bronx – adding an additional 4,000 beds.
  • New Yorkers without Health Insurance can apply through NY State of Health within 60 days of losing coverage. Details here.
  • Testing remains free for all eligible New Yorkers as ordered by a health care provider.

Members Making a Difference

Every business has been impacted by the coronavirus in some form. Still, many New York State businesses, who have the ability, are putting their needs on hold or taking on additional ventures to aid in the fight and assist the public in this difficult time.

The Businesses Council is highlighting those businesses. Please feel free to share any examples of your businesses, or employers you know, who are making a difference.

You can send your stories to the Putnam County Business Council.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Access the latest Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide here.

Useful Links

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

This guide from the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

The Business Council’s ‘Managing Coronavirus’ Page

This resource guide is updated daily with useful links and tips for employers and employees.

The Business Council’s ‘Business to Business’ Page

This forum allows businesses to share company policy changes, strategies and ideas to help one another navigate COVID-19.

Human Resource Guidance

For questions on how to manage staff or to seek clarification on any new policy or mandates regarding worker’s rights, email Frank Kerbein, Director of the Center for Human Resources or call direct 1-800-332-2117.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan — Update

Here is a video providing updates to the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan

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Watch the REPLAY of today’s webinar below.



The following links are content assets that have been provided by Federal, State, and Local officials who will be presenting on today’s webinar. Please access these informative resources for details pertaining to disaster funding associated with COVID-19.

Webinar Speaker Content Links


Congressman Maloney: CARES Act Summary


Senator Gillibrand: THE CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT – Summary https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gzVUaBWdDqyQozGEC8DRcoaXJeNZbz2z


Senator Gillibrand: COVID-19 Disaster Funding Guidebook


Senator Peter Harckham: COVID-19 Harckham Flyer


SBA Loans (Gillibrand):  Forms, requirements, etc.


SBA Economic Disaster Recovery (COVID-19) Fact Sheet

Tompkins Mahopac Bank: Loan Assistance

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PCBC & SBA Webinar

What you need to know about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program


Putnam businesses are facing unprecedented challenges as we work together to address the impacts of COVID-19 on all sectors of our economy. Hosted by PCBC Chairwoman Jennifer Maher and Man-Li Lin, economic development specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration, the live presentation will provide an introduction to the disaster loan program available to our local businesses who have been severely impacted.

Note: Space for the live webinar is limited, but the recording will be available to all registrants.

Please register below for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Webinar for Putnam County Small Businesses. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to join the webinar.

Be Safe, Stay Well.

Jennifer Maher

Chairwoman Putnam County Business Council

Click below to Register for the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Webinar.

For more information about the Coronavirus, please visit – http://www.Coronavirus.gov