The IRS has created several tax credits for small business to help them deal with the impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. Credits related to offering sick pay and family leave due to COVID-19 are reported on IRS Form 7202, Credits for Sick Leave and Family Leave for Certain Self-Employed Individuals
Per IRS Instructions for Form 7202, page 1:
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), as amended by the COVID-related Tax Relief Act of 2020, is intended to help the United States combat COVID-19 by providing small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19. The FFCRA extends to self-employed individuals equivalent refundable tax credits against net income tax.
Eligible self-employed individuals are entitled to claim qualified sick and family leave equivalent credits. To be an eligible self-employed person, both the following must be true.
Each eligible self-employed individual must file a separate Form 7202. If filing a joint tax return and both spouses are eligible self-employed individuals, each must attach a separate Form 7202 to the joint tax return.
You must maintain appropriate documentation to show that you are an eligible self-employed individual.
Regularly carried on a trade or business. An individual regularly carries on a trade or business for purposes of being an eligible self-employed person if he or she carries on a trade or business within the meaning of section 1402, or is a partner in a partnership carrying on a trade or business, within the meaning of section 1402. For more information, see sections 1402(c) and 1402(h).
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