From all of us at the Gruenloh Law Firm:

We hope that you and your family are safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. Rest assured that our lawyers and staff will continue to work uninterrupted on behalf of our clients. We are accessible by email and phone and can also communicate via video conferencing as needed.

As always, we do not charge for initial consultations. Also, due to the current economic conditions, we are offering deferred fees for businesses and other clients who are in financial distress due to COVID-19.

If you are a business owner and need assistance sorting through the various assistance available or need help with a loss or insurance claim please call us.

If you have been hurt and are delaying seeking legal help because of the COVID-19 outbreak, please don't. It is important that you speak with someone immediately.

The following page contains the most up to date information related to local COVID-19 information, relief and financial assistance we have been able to compile. We will continue to keep this page updated as additional information becomes available.

Let us know how we can help.

Here is SCDHEC’s Summary of the conditions, recommendation and restrictions in South Carolina:

https://www.scdhec.gov/coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19/overview-covid-19#response

Here is the CDCs comprehensive summary of the situation and recommendations:

https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/Information_and_14-day_Monitoring_Sheet.pdf

Here is MUSC’s updates and recommendations page:

https://muschealth.org/patients-visitors/coronavirus-information

To apply for Unemployment:

https://dew.sc.gov/individuals/apply-for-benefits https://dew.sc.gov/individuals/apply-for-benefits/claims-process

For more information see:

https://www.thestate.com/news/coronavirus/article241266106.html

The most up to date information for South Carolina Business relief may be found here:

www.sccommerce.com

Here is information on obtaining an SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/paycheck-protection-program-ppp

To apply for Temporary Business Relief on behalf of employees:

https://dew.sc.gov/employers/ui-benefits/filing-claims-for-your-workers

For more information see:

https://www.thestate.com/news/coronavirus/article241299726.html?fbclid=IwAR3ysFxhTTiHgy18dIlMR1ozf6_zHs8ZkWxFSyBMhhzRVA6IlsXMSDdXW64

South Carolina Business Loans:

South Carolina’s small businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19 virus may qualify for low-interest federal disaster loans. All 46 counties are included in the disaster declaration. South Carolina’s businesses can apply online at: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/

Extension of Tax Deadlines:

As developments continue, the Department will update its COVID-19 information page at dor.sc.gov/emergencies.

Income Taxes

The South Carolina Department of Revenue (SCDOR) has extended the deadline for returns and taxes to July 15, 2020. This extension also applies to quarterly estimated payments due on April 15, 2020.

Other State Taxes

Tax filing and payment deadlines falling between April 1, 2020 and June 1, 2020 for state taxes other than income tax (See SC Information Letter #20-3) have been extended to June 1, 2020 for the following taxpayers:
  • Individuals and businesses located in South Carolina who have been impacted by Coronavirus;
  • Taxpayers who have businesses in South Carolina with offices in South Carolina;
  • Taxpayers whose tax records are located in South Carolina; and
  • Taxpayers whose returns are prepared by tax professionals impacted by Coronavirus.
This relief applies to any taxes administered by or returns filed with the Department, including, but not limited to:
  • Income tax
  • Sales and use tax
  • Admissions tax
  • Motor fuel user fee
  • Withholding taxes
  • State accommodations taxes
  • Beer, wine, and liquor taxes

This relief does not apply to returns or payments filed with a county or municipality such as the local hospitality tax or local accommodations tax.

To take advantage of this relief, taxpayers filing by mail must write “CORONAVIRUS” or “COVID-19” at the top of any paper return or mark the “disaster area” check box if provided on the return. Returns filed electronically by impacted taxpayers through MyDORWAY qualify automatically.

The Department will waive penalties and interest due on tax returns and payments related to the filing and payment extensions referenced above.

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