Key Differences: CARES Act vs American Rescue Plan Act Funding

  |  June 21, 2021

Businessman discussing budget report at the meeting

The types of eligible costs and applicability of funding available through the CARES Act and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) are quite different. It is important for tribal and civic leaders to understand the difference between the two funding streams, to ensure that their communities are able to make best use of the grant allocations. Read more.
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An IRS Update: What Works and What Doesn’t During the Shutdown

  |  January 16, 2019

The IRS has announced that due to the lapse in appropriations that began on December 22, 2018, most IRS operations are closed during the shutdown.

Under a contingency plan covering the tax filing season, the IRS is recalling 57% of its workforce in order to handle some tax season duties. Their workforce will increase from 9,946 employees who have been working since the start of the shutdown, to 46,052 employees. This plan will allow the IRS to process tax returns and issue refunds, but limitations on other services remain remain.

Here is a list of the limited operations available during the appropriations lapse: Read more.

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