As the “all hands on deck” mindset continues within the federal government in fighting the coronavirus crisis and restoring economic activity as soon as possible, federal regulatory agencies continue to issue guidance clarifying their mandates on a host of issues that dramatically impact business. In that vein, the Small Business Administration has posted guidance on the broad array of programs and benefits the SBA will be administering to assist businesses with navigating the economic turmoil of COVID-19 . We also noted this week that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has temporarily waived the prohibitions on scanned and digital signatures as a result of the coronavirus crisis. In addition, having already extended the tax filing and payment deadline by 90 days (now due on July 15, 2020), IRS and the Department of the Treasury this week also launched the new Employee Retention Tax Credit, designed to encourage businesses to keep employees on the payroll. To qualify, employers must fall into one of two categories: 1) their business is fully or partially suspended by government order due to COVID-19; or 2) the employer’s gross receipts are below 50% of the comparable quarter in 2019. Once gross receipts go above 80% of a comparable quarter in 2019, that employer no longer qualifies after the end of that quarter. The credit is 50% of qualifying wages (up to $10,000 total) paid after March 12, 202 and before January 1, 2021.