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GRANT OPPORTUNITIES

America Walks: Community Change Grants  Deadline: September 30th 2021   https://americawalks.org/programs/community-change-grants/

Shade Structure Grant Eligibility  Opens October 1st 2021    https://www.aad.org/public/public-health/shade-structure-grants/shade-structure-grant-application

Healthy Foods Finance Initiate    Deadline: October 1st 2021   https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2v4vqq3qvpyxrux/AAB7MUEAXw9YV53wZKD5Opk1a?dl=0

Hometown Grants   Deadline: September 2021   https://t-mobile.custhelp.com/app/HTG/HTG_Application

Heart and Soul Seed Grant    https://cloud.3dissue.net/18406/18451/20374/48585/index.html?74455

Good Sports Grant   https://www.goodsports.org/apply/

American AMPED Program   https://phitamerica.org/key-programs/amped/

School Incentive Program:   https://gfoutdoorfitness.com/school-incentive-2/

 

IRSIRS Social Media Images Attached and Tweets Below:

#IRS reminder: Be alert to criminals that ask by phone, email, text or on social media to verify your information claiming it’s needed to get advance #ChildTaxCredit payments. www.irs.gov/childtaxcredit2021  

#IRS announces interest rates will be 3% for overpayments and underpayments for the third quarter of 2021. https://go.usa.gov/x6anm

#IRS will offer a free webinar called ‘Digital Day - IRS' Online Services.’ Register to join us on June 17 at 2 p.m. (ET): www.irs.gov/webconference

       

IRS Important News*

IRS Tax Products for TFOP – pdf.orders@eforms.enterprise.irs.gov

  • Form 1040 booklet, Instructions 1040 includes Form 1040 SR (for seniors) and Schedules 1-3
  • Form 1040 booklet SP Instructions 1040 SP includes Form 1040 SR (SP) (for seniors) and Schedules 1-3
  • Publication 4604(EN/SP), Use the Web for IRS Tax Products and Information
  • Publication 1132, Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions.

Webinars for Small Businesses

Advance Child Tax Credit Payments in 2021 (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 28-May-2021) *

Tax Season Refund Frequently Asked Questions (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 28-May-2021) *

Publication 5477, All taxpayers now eligible for Identity Protection PINs *

Tax Scams / Consumer Alerts

A Closer Lookread about a variety of timely issues of interest to taxpayers and the tax community 

e-News Subscriptions - The IRS offers several e-News subscriptions on a variety of tax topics

IRS Small Business Resources

Tax Centers help you quickly find information related to your particular area of interest, industry or profession on one page

Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center - add link to your website under Resources

Small Business Tax Workshop | Flyer

Small Business Tax Workshops, Meetings and Seminars – contact me if your organization host any small business workshops

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief

Coronavirus and Economic Impact Payments: Guidance (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 18-May-2021)

2020 Recovery Rebate Credit (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Jun-2021)

Recovery Rebate Credit and Economic Impact Payments: Partner and Promotional Materials

Coronavirus Tax Relief for Businesses and Tax-Exempt Entities (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 25-May-2021)

Coronavirus Tax Relief for Health Plans and Retirement Plans (Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 15-Apr-2021)

IRS News Releases

IR-2021-120, May 27, 2021 — Interest rates remain the same for the third quarter of 2021

    IRS Tax Tips

COVID Tax Tip 2021-55, April 22, 2021 - IRS suspends requirement to repay excess advance payments of the 2020 premium tax credit

COVID Tax Tip 2021-54, April 21, 2021 - People experiencing homelessness can get Economic Impact Payments and other tax benefits

Tax Tip 2021-53, April 20, 2021- Taxpayers should file their tax return on time even if they can’t pay their tax bill in full

Tax Tip 2021-52, April 19, 2021- Do’s and Don’ts for taxpayers who get a letter or notice from the IRS

Tax Tip 2021-51, April 15, 2021- Taxpayers should use the correct filing status for accuracy and to avoid surprises

Tax Tip 2021-50, April 14, 2021- Here’s how people can pay their federal taxes

COVID Tax Tip 2021-49, April 13, 2021- Claiming the employee retention credit in the first and second calendar quarters 2021

Tax Tip 2021-48, April 12, 2021 - What taxpayers need to know about getting their unclaimed 2017 tax refunds

Tax Tip 2021-47, April 9, 2021- Free recorded workshop helps small business owners understand their tax obligations

COVID Tax Tip 2021-46, April 8, 2021- IRS will recalculate taxes on 2020 unemployment benefits and start issuing refunds in May

COVID Tax Tip 2021-45, April 7, 2021- IRS extends additional tax deadlines to May 17

COVID Tax Tip 2021-44, April 6, 2021- Here’s how the third Economic Impact Payment is different from earlier payments

COVID Tax Tip 2021-43, April 5, 2021- IRS issuing third Economic Impact Payments to non-filers and most federal beneficiaries

Tax Tip 2021-42, April 2, 2021- University students and staff should be aware of IRS impersonation email scam

COVID Tax Tip 2021-41, April 1, 2021- IRS YouTube channels have helpful videos on a variety of tax topics

        IRS Tax Scams/Consumer Alerts 

        To report tax-related illegal activities, refer to our chart explaining the types of activity and the appropriate forms or other methods to use.


OK Dept of Comm

ARPA Funds available  https://okgov.force.com/ARPAIntake/s/


Thursday, October 7th @ 10:00 am
Zoom online workshop KNOW YOUR COMMUNITY GROW YOUR COMMUNITY. Great topics and subject matter including how to handle an RFI (request for information) when you receive one, how to navigate the US Census website and see the amazing amount of information on your town, county and region as well as other topics related to community growth.  There is no cost to attend, but you do need a ticket so I provided the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/know-my-community-grow-my-community-workshop-virtual-tickets-169159266921


Please find the link below with information concerning the American Rescue Plan Act and Oklahoma’s plan for the funding. Please click on the link and watch the video which explains the process in further detail. Remember to check back periodically for updates as more information is added to this website.

Oklahoma American Rescue Plan Act

American Rescue Plan Act - Oklahoma Department of Commerce (okcommerce.gov)

New Tool Available to Help Small Businesses with Commerce and Online Capabilities

The Oklahoma Main Street Center announced the launch of Main Street Online, a new tool developed by Main Street America to help small businesses grow and strengthen their online and ecommerce capabilities. The tool is available at no cost to any small business and provides guidance on Point of Sale systems, website platforms, content creation software and more. It was designed specifically for small businesses with 20 or fewer employees in the retail, service, and food and beverage sectors.

“After 2020, Main Street businesses saw an increased need for ecommerce capabilities,” said Buffy Hughes, State Director of the Oklahoma Main Street Center. “This new tool will help Oklahoma small businesses, not just those in our Main Street communities, to find the best solutions to help them implement an effective online strategy.”

Supported by GoDaddy, the tool assesses the unique needs of individual small businesses and offers customized guidance for implementing and maximizing solutions to improve their digital presence.

“Oklahoma’s small businesses have so much to offer,” said Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Commerce. “By utilizing this tool, they can diversify the ways they do business, opening them up to increased success and a larger customer base.”

Main Street Online is available at mainstreetonlinetool.org


I just received this information about a grant that is available from the SBA for Shuttered Venue Operators.

Do you have a site you would like to develop in your region? The Department of Commerce promotes and certifies Site Ready locations across the state of Oklahoma. To learn more about the process visit https://www.okcommerce.gov/community-development/local-governments-edos/promote-buildings-sites/


sbaSBA Learning Platform-Leaning Center Courses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is awarding funding through the Restaurant Revitalization Program (RRP) to restaurants, bars, and other similar places of business that serve food or drink. The purpose of this funding is to provide support to eligible entities that suffered revenue losses related to the COVID-19 pandemic. *Eligible businesses for the RRP include: restaurants, food trucks, caterers, bars, taprooms, bakeries, wineries, and other businesses that involve serving food and drink.

For the first three weeks of the program, the SBA is prioritizing businesses that are more than 51% owned by women, veterans, or members of a minority group. Applications open on Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11am Central Time and the priority period will last for 21 days thereafter.

The RRP program is focusing assistance on businesses that did not have access to or eligibility for previous relief programs. As such, the SBA has set aside:

  • $4 billion for applicants with 2019 gross receipts of $500,001 to $1,500,000
  • $5 billion for applicants with 2019 gross receipts of less than $500,000
  • $500 million for applicants with 2019 gross receipts of less than $50,000

*Gross receipts does not include previous amounts received from PPP, EIDL, state and local grants, or SBA Section 1112 payments


 

Dept of Labor

US Department of Labor

Be sure to follow Events Calendar | U.S. Department of Labor (dol.gov) to see all events, including those offered by OSHA, OFCCP, VETS and other DOL agencies.

 

Registration Links:    FLSA Construction – https://construction-june16-ok.eventbrite.com

                                    Temp Staffing – https://tempstaffing-june16-ok.eventbrite.com

                                    Retail – https://flsaforretail-ok-june17.eventbrite.com   


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Videos:

SBA Loans Explained
SBA 504 Loan Program-Purchase of Major Fixed Assets.  Helping Businesses Grow and Create Jobs
How to Write a Business Plan
Humphry Slocombe:  Promote using Free Online Marketing
Skaters Landing:  Educate your Customers using Free Marketing
Delivering Success:  Promoting & Growing Your Business
Recordkeeping
Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business
Home Office Deduction

Blogs:

Industry Word
How to Use Your Store Windows Display to Attract Holiday Shoppers
5 Things to Know about Year-End Bonus 
Small Business Owners Share Challenges of Hiring Employees and Gig Workers