How to Prepare for Tax Season, Cybersecurity Tips and More

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This week, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman signed the Agency's Tribal Consultation Policy of 2022 which directs the SBA’s coordination with Tribal governments. The agreement also recognizes the Federal Government’s unique relationship with Native American governments and its responsibility to ensure small businesses from Tribal communities are fully considered and can equitably benefit from all of the resources offered by the American government, a priority under the Biden-Harris Administration and Administrator Guzman.

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Tax Season

 

Join the IRS for a series of online meetings in February and March (divided by location/states) for small business organizations and owners. The meetings will include:

  • Presentations from IRS leadership covering the top tax issues affecting small business owners regarding income, deductions, employment taxes and recordkeeping
  • How to get ready for the 2022 filing season
  • Tax scams targeting small businesses 
  • How the IRS is reorganizing to better serve small business taxpayers
  • Listening session to hear concerns, feedback and suggestions from participants

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Illustration of sketches in the background with the following text, Small Business Virtual Vendor Day on January 31 at 1:30 pm ET

 

Does your small business have the capabilities to support infrastructure projects? Join the Federal Aviation Administration for Virtual Vendor Day on January 31 at 1:30 p.m. ET to learn about protentional opportunities such as the $5 billion in funding FAA has to upgrade and replace air traffic facilities.

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Illustration of a cell phone and lock with the following text, Data Privacy Day: January 28, 2022. The SBA logo is at the bottom.

 

Small businesses are attractive targets for cyber attacks because they have information that cybercriminals want, and they typically lack the security infrastructure of larger businesses. In recognition of Data Privacy Day, January 28, 2022, learn about cyber threats, how to protect your data and how to keep your business safe from cyber attacks.

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New Pilot Program to Bolster Cybersecurity Infrastructure of Emerging Small Businesses

Earlier this week, Administrator Isabella Casillas Guzman announced $3 million in new funding for state governments to help emerging small businesses across America develop their cybersecurity infrastructure – a priority of the Biden-Harris Administration, outlined in the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

As part of the Cybersecurity for Small Business Pilot Program, through the Office of Entrepreneurial Development, state governments are eligible to compete for grants that will help deliver cybersecurity assistance to nascent and start-up business owners. Applications will be accepted from January 26, 2022, through March 3, 2022.

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Illustration of a laptop with text that includes, PPP Forgiveness Portal

 

Paycheck Protection Program borrowers: If your loan is $150,000 or less, you may be eligible to apply for direct forgiveness through SBA using our online portal. Follow the steps below.

  1. Find out if your lender is participating. 
  2. Watch a video about how to use the portal.
  3. Apply for forgiveness.

For additional information, visit the SBA website.


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Thanks to vaccines, small businesses across America have opened back up. Keep the momentum going by getting vaccinated. Find a vaccine provider near you

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