Gov. Mills issued a new order July 8th that requires retailers with more than 50,000 feet of retail space, lodging businesses, restaurants, outdoor bars and tasting rooms in Waldo County & elsewhere around Maine to enforce an earlier state mandate for customers and staff to wear masks. State & Local licensing sanctions may be incurred – State Press Release 7/8/2020
IRS Direct Payments to Citizens – To help everyone check the status of their Economic Impact Payment, the IRS is launching a tool that will provide the status of a payment, including the date it’s scheduled to be deposited or mailed. www.irs.gov/eip #COVIDreliefIRS – April 14, 2020
Also, for those who don’t normally file an IRS tax return, a new web tool will allow millions of people to quickly register for Economic Impact Payments www.irs.gov/eip
Congress has passed the CARES Act, a roughly $2 trillion intended to speed relief across the American economy. This is the third aid package from Congress and is meant to keep businesses and individuals afloat during an unprecedented freeze on the majority of American life. (passed March 27, 2020)
Tax Filings – Following COVID-19 outbreak, Treasury and IRS have issued guidance on delaying tax payments until July 15 2020. You still need to file a return or request a filing extension by April 15. No additional filing is necessary for the payment extension. See www.irs.gov/coronavirus
Gov. Mills’ news sitehas all updates posted by the state
Where to eat, play, stay and just hang out. A great resource for finding out what’s happening and what’s special about visiting and living in Waldo County. It’s all here in the 2020 Belfast & the Wonders of Waldo County magazine—the official publication of the Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce!