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Employers Face ‘Staggering’ Rise in Unemployment Taxes

State House News – With unemployment soaring, state lawmakers are considering ways to soften the blow from a major impending increase in the taxes employers pay toward the state’s unemployment system, a jump in costs that one business group described as a “pretty staggering.” With the unemployment insurance trust fund suddenly facing a multibillion-dollar deficit over…

State Disburses Final Lost Wages Assistance Benefits to Unemployment Claimants

Mass Insider – The Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA) has disbursed the sixth and final Lost Wages Assistance (LWA) $300 supplemental benefit to unemployment claimants in the commonwealth. The application for these federal supplemental unemployment benefits was submitted by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), in coordination with the Department of Unemployment Assistance (DUA).…

Corporate, Capital Gains Tax Hikes Favored in Poll

State House News – With crunch time for difficult and potentially painful budget decisions drawing nearer each day, advocates for greater state spending are touting survey results that they say show “overwhelming support” among Massachusetts voters for increasing taxes levied against corporations, annual household income over $1 million and investment profits. Raise Up Massachusetts, which…

Cape Cod 5 to Match up to $5,000 in Donations to the Cape Cod Resilience Fund

Cape Cod 5 announced today that it will match up to $5,000 in community donations to the Cape Cod Resilience Fund as part of a challenge campaign. Contributions can be made and tracked via an online platform on the Bank’s website.  “Cape Cod 5 recognizes that small business owners in our communities have been hit…

CCB shows it’s support for the local community during COVID-19

In response to the Massachusetts Broadcasters Association call for examples of local media making a difference during COVID-19, CCB Media shared its multi-faceted support for the Cape Cod community.Through its radio stations Ocean 104.7, 99.9 the Q, Cape Classical 107.5 and Cape Country 104; its Sunday Journal public affairs broadcast and podcast; its website CapeCod.com and the…

Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) is coming

The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) is on schedule to launch the PFML program in January 2021. We are committed to delivering a reliable program that meets the needs of both employers and employees in Massachusetts. We are hard at work developing reliable tools that are accessible and easy to understand. This includes…

Cape Light Compact Creates Portal for Business Owners

Cape Light Compact has created a business promotions page to help make some of our current energy efficiency promotions easier to find. That page can be found at: www.capelightcompact.org/businessoffers All of the Compact’s current enhanced promotions have been extended through November 30, 2020. This includes: up to 100% incentive on recommended improvements, for commercial electric…

SBA is Still Accepting Economic Injury Disaster Loan Applications

Small businesses, private non-profits and agricultural businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, can still apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation to health care benefits, rent, utilities and fixed debt payments. Learn more