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Is Congress Nearing Deal to Replenish Paycheck Protection Program?

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April 20, 2020 1:00 pm

Is Congress Nearing Deal to Replenish Paycheck Protection Program?

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Is Congress Nearing Deal to Replenish Paycheck Protection Program? we discuss this and more on today's show.

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This secular today on Jay Sekulow live is Congress close to a deal a new deal on the expansion of the payroll protection benefits talk about it today with my report from Capitol Hill today Jay Sekulow live live one line I said out, but it looks back to the agreement today audit a package of up to $450 billion.

It may even be more than that, like $470 billion to boost a small business loan program.

It's run out of money.

That's the payment payroll protection program and it also adds funds for hospitals and covert IT testing so along with the small business boost from said present trips to the negotiations relook at helping her hospitals particularly hard-hit rural healthcare providers.

The house doubt that the Senate is scheduled for pro forma session Monday vote either today or tomorrow in the house doubt it could be. This is Wednesday for a vote on the pending package so this is a package which expands that payroll protection program for the additional I get. Six. I think it's up to $650 billion that initial 350 billion has been utilized. So another 300 billion there and 100 billion for the hospitals in testing and 50 billion thing to explain this 50 billion. That's for these critical small businesses in the original back to Jordan include about $27 billion for economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses. Of this $50-$60 billion plus up will be for that portion of the program, a Georgia simply put it all told, it will now be $700 billion that are available to small businesses. The vast majority of it.

As you said inside that paycheck protection program in Jordan I'm just say just was exchanging text from the hill.

It seems very very close to an announcement I think probably a vote in the Senate tomorrow and like you said a vote in the house Wednesday or Thursday. II think there's a good chance the paycheck protection program is reopened for applications on Thursday, which is this is the key to getting the phase 1 opening to ship so to be able to reopen. We got to get people key people on the payroll so that these businesses can't turn on the lights if you will Flip the switch and I think that's right.

And I think it's important to point out that the 350 billion went pretty quickly and in rapid pace.

A lot of medical practices that are essential are also being negatively impacted by this. I've been on the phone with a number of physicians and hospitals throughout the country that have had because of the situation with no elective procedures are not able to perform those type of procedures that are necessary not only for people's health but also how they actually keep their practices going so this additional earmarking the fifth as we get this through this week's of funding. Start waking taking place as early as Thursday or Friday is really needed because you're not going to successfully get into a phase 1 economic reopening until you got some stability in these industries a minute, we'll talk about this after the break. There are other industries that are just really really right now restaurants hotels be very difficult for them to come back. There's gotta be a it's gonna be very orderly and just looking at the information this weekend. What becomes clear to me as we look at this is that what we have to do with the ACLJ's work. Good luck will try to try to help the country to continue to explore it's can it take time to take patients, but what we need to do with the ACLJ is make sure these plans are put in place so that the needs of the American people are met and post the ACLJ is in court right now actually in Oklahoma in the 10th circuit.

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Donating online is safe and secure, and an online gift at can be put to work immediately, enabling the ACLJ to continue the battle against abortion giant Planned Parenthood to protect Christians facing persecution and so much more. Every dollar makes a difference stand with the ACLJ today support our work online ACLJ. Jay Sekulow life is Jordan secularists were looking at whether or not Congress is ready we expected to pass additional funds for the payroll protection program about a 453 to be told $470 billion deal that will add about $350 billion to the payroll protection program hundred billion dollars to rural hospitals and for more covert, 19 testing edit about $50 billion for those small businesses for crisis loads so that the package being discussed right now the US it'd they can take that up today or tomorrow the house. The earliest they could vote on it is Wednesday. We got calls coming in on it right now. What 800 684 31 Ted about all of this about the stimulus about the stimulus checks I will get right to the Fouts Nelda Scullion from Nebraska online one Nelda, welcome to Jay Sekulow live my call and thank you for all you do and 21 when I filed my practice.

I told a duplex. My husband and I have passed the way that we owned for 51 years and I paid I Will not gain the sale of that because we had never lived there but my taxes that year. What way over the 75,000 on my income.

He could give me was way over the 75,000 and before that it was never over 50,000 for the both of us and now it's gone back down again for 2019. But I have not been able to file yet because I'm still waiting for a corrected 1090 9R from an insurance company. Okay, so you may be able to file the abbreviated form that is available for non-filers in order to clarify your situation because Stan this is an interesting situation. You have a taxpayer that generally has income within the threshold amount been under the threshold amounts of she would qualify. She had an unusual real property sale that took place that year, resulting in a capital gains over her income was up but you know they may be looking. I think when they look at your tax return, though they may be looking at the line item before that which is your actual income, but if not, you may be able to file. Not sure on this, they may know I you may be able to file the court will form for than the people that have not filed them yet yet yeah I think she's gonna be able to qualify eventually look there.

They're basing it off for 2018 taxes. If that's the most recent.

They have but ultimately there to be determined on the 2019 taxes. So even if you can't file it for a while.

J it might mean she doesn't get the stimulus immediately.

But remember, this is all getting reconciled in the 2020 taxes or violence or it may be as late as the next tax year. But as long as she qualifies economically in the income range, J. I.

She is going to get that stimulus eventually you're right, she might have to file an additional form of as you can get it eventually. I think it another year but I wouldn't I would do. I think that it look at the possibility of filing the form that the 2019 form try to get that corrected 1099. Whatever the form is a W-2 or 1099. You know 99 because I like the partial distribution from an annuity that you know that all you actually talk it because I had to pay all the conflict. 20 and 2019. Yeah, I stay completely. So I think you're going to get this if your income level. This year is within that range.

They are basing it off of last year's tax returns, but you may be able to file either the soon as you get that corrected return file you'll get it right away. After that it should come in, you know really momentarily so your 2019 return is due technically now as of July 15 and things extended date you file earlier soon as you get that that's what I encourage you to do. You file it. Just because that that deadline is now been extended to that. You can't file now and so that would correct the issue likely right away. It may get that check to you a bit sooner, but that that's I think the key years the government has really brought down is very flexible and wants to help the people who need it the most run-on Facebook rights and how do they determine how much money to put into these bills so you why on this round two. Are they saying what we need another additional $350 billion so that these are calculations of the government making based on this particular case, they know they need the second phase of this because the first phase. The first $350 billion was expended so quickly to guarantee amount that's what the SBA's doing here is guaranteeing these loans was met so quickly that they had to go ahead and go for the second phase.

Now the problem isn't bank address this because our office of government affairs is dealing with this right now. The problem is that there is again this jockeying for what they want added into this bill instead of a clean bill that would just say okay here's another $250 million, or would it billion dollars.

Rather, whatever the number would end up being. They are trying to add special projects to us of where we on that process than I know you may contact this morning with God staff on the hill where are we on that. Yeah, I mean that the deal that are very close to looks like it's all gonna be straightforward and related to the crisis, which is a very big win, J that's really been focused on for a long time, but it really does speak to this broader point of that none of this stuff was going to be controversial, but it was that paycheck protection program that ran out of money first so this delay that we've seen over the last week while Speaker Pelosi and leader Schumer were asking for that wish list that you talked about Jake.

The only real thing they accomplishes that we went for a week without small businesses being able to make those applications so I look at this $450-$470 billion package and I don't see anything in there that would've been objected to at any time. J they should have let that $350 billion, or last week is 250 billion for the paycheck protection program go through and then this additional tranche could have happened this week, but J to your question on the wish list that Speaker Pelosi put out about a month ago all the things she wanted J it does not look at any of the like that any of those made in your which is a very big win. That's good. All right, back to you what he hundred 684 31 two that's what hundred 684-3110.

This a question we got a lot I Katie in Idaho on line 3 Katie welcome to Jay Sekulow live your on the air car cleaned and my mom pack) but she did and asked her out on her return, either for cleaning wondering what on what will you not get it yet, so if she claimed as a dependent. You don't get the stimulus now you did. She did get the dependent tax credit so that factored into the amount of tax that she was paying. But what if she list she was a dependent. You don't qualify for the she will not qualify for an additional an additional amount is my understanding that if you had attached additional 600 because you're over the age of 16. As a college student, so she still getting the dependent tax credit for normal tax purposes of indicating yet but vacation I could be getting that addicted. The addition to the regular there.

12 1200 $2400 stimulus depending on whether she's filing individually or jointly with husband will be getting additional about because as you because you're the you're an adult you are dependent for tax purposes but not for this additional stimulus. I hope that helps answer your question and I think we keep going back to the fold when he hundred 64 3110.

It was Bill in Washington state there's a lot of talk about that this over the weekend is protest happy across the country. Bill welcome to Jay Sekulow live your on the air. I don't think. Thank you for taking my call. Wanted your opinion under the Fifth Amendment of our competition. The clause would talk about no one to be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process. Well, in my opinion and I wanted your opinion house arrest is basically the same thing as a stay-at-home order on the governor's so-called different way.

The phrase that a stay-at-home order is basically a house arrest.

Sometimes people say let's let me clarify that bill. And thanks for calling. It is not a house arrest house arrest as you leave your house stay-at-home orders are not prohibiting you from going to get groceries not preventing you from going to a park not prohibiting you from going to walk in your neighborhood, not prohibiting you from you know seeing family. You need to do social distancing. Obviously it's different at that's very different than a house arrest when you literally are not allowed to leave your premises because you are still technically it arrested is not this at all. I don't believe that the shelter bit and I don't like the shelter in place language it meets itself in place is when you have, you know an active shooting situation this is and that because they are allowing people leap to do various things. Here's what I'm saying we have it windmill of a pandemic.

Hopefully you know hopefully in the bid days and months ahead will be able to get into phase 1 and then phase 2, but I think the plan that is been put forward by the medical professionals in consultation with the economist is the right approach.

I do not think it's a violation of civil liberties, and I think that the governors that are getting some flack here and I and I understand that some people think they've gone too far.

But the reality is that the we have over 41,000 deaths in the United States. Most of those taken place and it inspected three weeks four weeks.

Folks, this is this is serious. So let's balance freedom and liberty.

It's easy with good common sense. Common sense says continue flattened this curve. That's right so that we could be get to that phase 1 reopening. The government is planning and that some states are starting already to put in motion the plans to reopen at the beginning of next month. Not all states but some states to get to that point they'll be better all do what we need to do to keep these numbers down to flat the curve, or else that will get pushback. The sooner you wouldn't be that liberty and freedom the shooter for right now what to do, what is to be expected of August will be right back or 30 years the American Center for Law and Justice is been dedicated to protecting your religious and constitutional freedoms because of you seen great success in the courts and Congress concerning the issues that matter most to you and your families ACLJ, chief counsel Jay Sekulow are decades long commitment to the Constitution and the rule of law is at the center of everything we do.

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Sickos were talking about the stimulus funds answering plan new legislation to increase funds to the payroll protection plan to the tutor overlooking $350 billion, potentially so significant increase could come as early as Wednesday. The city could vote on it Tuesday to come as early as was a from that that house. So this this fund, which was totally exasperated the first time I could be a get replenished with frauds so that employers could continue to apply for those those loads can become grants their people on their payroll and I believe at this point in the pandemic when we are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. In some states and some areas of our country. We see that happening in some parts of the world.

It's more critical now than ever. The payroll protection programs in place so that those employees are ready to go when we can we can kind of put the lights back on. It will be like flipping a switch. Everything's back on, but would you want to restart you got to have people ready to restart. So were talking about that.

I also would let you know that we got ACLJ senior turn evinces the he's participating orders telephone hearings in federal court right now in Oklahoma. I this is one of our the seventh at briefs that we filed involving those states that have it we represent. I think over 50 state legislators. In that case states that if said if what I can have elective procedures during this crisis were not to have elective abortions either, so he's actually participating in one of those phone oral arguments. Right now, so the ACLJ work. I continues I would get right back to the phone calls, one 800 684 31 to Dodd in Iowa online 2.welcome to Jay Sekulow live your out of the air. Thank you.

My question is a two-part question.

If an employee elects to take the unemployment compensation instead of being paid by the employer. He really elected to lose his job and not qualified for unemployment. The second part is if the employer can't pay the employee because he is drawn. Unemployment does that really make the employer subject to a loan rather than a grant so let me explain the question on some personal some people understand initially these funds the three and $50 billion that's been put forward to the existing PPP program that is initially a loan that turns into a grant so you don't pay the loan back, so long as you keep maintain your employment up these individuals or two months a week.

Now, you raise a very interesting question because it's happened. Some employers as soon as this hit had no choice had no choice but to put people on be that I called it furlough or lay people off, and people want unemployment so this is the great enough and this is the great dichotomy legislation doesn't take care of everything. But you do have people that companies that could not even wait for the loan to be processed before they had to do some layoffs in the program does allow those employers to highlight hire those employees back. I think Don is asking if maybe there's an offer to hire an employee back in the employee chooses not to.

Would that impact the formula that is used for how much of this loan can be forgiven and converted to a grant and the answer is yes. Although I would quickly follow on with that and say remember, payroll is not the only expense that can be forgiven. There's also rent mortgage utilities. There's a very various other things. So as long as an employee.

JI think makes an attempt to hire their employees back. I think they're gonna be able to hire most of them back enough in order to get the maximum amount forgiven but you're right it does have to be a qualifying expense. In order for to to convert into a grant and also have to understand, and that that's a good point man and that is businesses are having to make decisions meet the SBA loan guarantee program. The PPP may not be that panacea to get everybody to just operate their businesses again and now you're looking the situation with this may cover for eight weeks.

But what if you're not into a phase 2 recovery in you know July or August and the beast. There can be some states that are not so all of this has to be factored and so the businesses have to make a decision they have to evaluate the income coming in with the proceeds coming in from the loan and the ability for that business to actually function in the near term or short term. That is the calculation that business CEOs are happy to make and I don't care if it's there running restaurants or hotels or retail stores or organizations like ours or or I could be of any industry, construction industry is the viability of the enterprise going to be able to continue with you since this is supposed to be a bridge to help you keep people on payroll. But if you have no revenue coming in from other sources may not be able to make that decision, so that's why it's just not up 123 and it's done this question, which is a constitutional question Matthew in Nevada online. One. Matthew welcome to Jay Sekulow live here talking about all right. By understanding rights are granted by the UN charter. In other words, those rights are privilege that were able to exercise the will of the government governing authority stuffer second Matthew which we don't rights in the United States Constitution, the rights recognized in the U.S. Constitution are not based on the UN charter.

There based on governing principles codified in our Constitution, but we believe that you know everyone is endowed by their Creator with these unalienable rights. We just happen to codify them in the form of our US Constitution or Bill of Rights. We the UN charter has nothing to do with the US system of liberty and freedom.

But go ahead okay.

We hope you are endowed by our Creator with certain available right right, they don't grant to recognize higher they recognize the rights so that we believe that God endows the liberty and freedoms that we enjoy. That's the basis upon which our Founders put forward the constitutional framework. The document itself, though, does codify if you will. It does codify what was recognized by our founders that we have the right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press in interstate commerce, and freedom of religion and freedom of the Association.

That's all recognized in our constitutional frameworks try what what is the question that's what I'm trying to get to government for what what is your I'm trying to figure out Matthew. What's your argument.

What you concerned with my I might claim the right right right right before my government did does that have to do with what were talking in front of the credits I just you question says this what you told this what you told the screen.

Matthew, I just want to know if this whole stimulus is constitutional. Let me give you the answer to that.

Yes, it is the I think enough okay under the spending power of Congress to the spending power, Congress which is which is in the Constitution is that the spending bills. They originate in Congress. Article 1 power of the legislative branch and again that is why it is constitutional.

Also, this whole the whole natural law theory.

I get the people are getting a little bit stir crazy here. Even the President has acknowledged that that's why he's trying quickly as possible to get us back to Ontrack, but to get there. We need to follow follow some rules follow the guidance guidance. It's not even technically rules mostly just guidance both get a second half-hour coming up Jay Sekulow live team to answer your questions. Take your calls 164 30 what to remember.

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Leave the truck administration and Congress feel like they're nearing the deal for $450 billion in additional stimulus funds for small businesses, hospitals, and covert IT testing so I get it be a $450, $50 billion package, maybe up to $470 billion package 350 billion of that will be going to specifically the small business payment employee a payment protection program that you got buddy for rural hospitals and for the medical field and you got a buddy testing you got these crisis loans available to for small businesses. The question is does it get through Congress by devoting all occurs, but day or two today or Tuesday, Wednesday, I does he get through by the end of the week so that this money is available again. They had to the American people to those businesses to start reapplying for those loads will ensure needs to Jordan because there's Artie been harming the delay, the Speaker Pelosi called by insisting on her wish list of policy agenda. You laid out the timeline as I understand it, Jordan, I think today or tomorrow, United States Senate, probably tomorrow. More likely leader. Hoyer has already told his members in the house that they need to expect to be here as early as Wednesday for a passage I think Thursday is also a possibility but look. By the end of this work we Jordan. That program needs to be back open and as I look at the parameters of this deal. Jordan, I don't see any reason for anyone on either side of the aisle to objective. It is free of Pelosi's wish list. It is all central to this program. Now granted I think the most urgent one is the paycheck protection program that should've been extended last week before it ran out of funds, but these other items Jordan.

They were always going to happen. There was never any objection to testing our hospital fundings or disaster loans.

All of that is fine to go in there.

Here's the one caveat I would give you Jordan. You know this as well as anyone we had seen before when the text actually comes out.

It does not reflect what has been told us, so I am cautiously optimistic. But here's what I'll tell you were to do were to look at the text and make sure it reflects what were told is in their yeah absolutely that is not a big part yet absolutely go at it know to put a team on enemy, because you gotta make sure that the what's in the bill is actually to be aiding and benefiting the American people instead of pet projects in the green new deal and all the other stuff they try to load in the last one so working to do that week.

I'm glad they're coming back. Now they can actually fan have to come back into session to do this, the Senate will not. The Senate will attempt to do it by unanimous consent.

It does look like the house will need to call people back to have a quorum to take the vote J, I will tell you there is discussion of using that same session to pass some kind of proxy voting where in the future.

A smaller number could come back with proxies from other members to get this answer that that might be up in the house as well that guy that will tell you. I hear this or people around the country and just her head and ran around the neighborhood. If you will. They are not happy with Congress is just seems like they're not working.

They want Congress to be working middle character, do it remotely. They don't care if they're doing the legislation the way the proxy voting they just want to see Congress working hard, passing the legislation is necessary.

Like the PPP led to the new funds there, but also continuing to work on new ideas to get our country working in people want to see their Congress working in a bipartisan way and again I think we even heard so that this bipartisanship will play. We got back from the break, but again will I will continue take your questions about all of this about the stimulus funds to did you get your stimulus check. Have you received it.

Did you get a direct deposit.

I have got one in the mail yet those are going out as well that question about that.

The new protection plan the payment protection plan is well for employees who want to take your calls 164 30. What did that's what it hundred 684-3110.

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This is what he actually said what he was asked about the federal response to the President's response to New York, take a listen to a present for the federal government is working with states, as I just said was a phenomenal announcement, we demand for curve we flattened her government native people that it government facilitates people's actions right so they don't. Gov. Cuomo I would get right to the phone calls, one 800 684 31 to bill in California. Good question like five bill welcome to Jay Sekulow life takes her whole dog euro, the year thank you and all you do.

I'm a sole proprietor, and I've never had ex-employees other than independent contractors, and right now I don't have any. I don't see any form that claims that that I can go ahead and file for the paycheck program.

I have one for pages, my CPA has a set I filled it correct, but the third spot on page 1 is his employees times 2.5 in the end where it says number. Well, it's zero because I can't call myself and my exempt because I'm a sole proprietor I might have you not countersued, would you take a payroll from your company correct correct. Why can you why can you not count yourself, bore my CPA gave me wrong information. I'm not saying that I'm just I'm questioning because the partners and businesses. Even if your partner in the business. That's The hundred thousand dollars of income for their valuation determination. How, what you qualify for. But that amount that you get in your W-2 would be taken in as a factor in addition to rent and overhead expenditures utility so forth. So you don't get it for your independent contractors because they can apply for that themselves. You can't apply for them as that is the independent contractor, but you as the employer you are still in apply what kind of art you are you getting corporators at Heidi Debbie been set up talking for and doing business as an automotive statement years. I don't know maybe something particular with your business, but you deputed if you're getting a W-2 at the end of the year from your consulting business. Your employee you should count, but maybe it's layer structure but generally you account I all right here we go 164 3110. There is some breaking news out of Israel that you got Prime Minister Netanyahu and Betty Gantz have agreed to a unity government that extends Prime Minister that Yahoo's time as prime minister. I think a lot of this dad probably related to covert, 19 does add some stability to the Israeli government, which have influx and it looks like that there would have to be another election which would've been election number four, so the fact that they now reached an accord apparently and they will form this coalition government allows my understanding is that the just breaking now is that it's a sharing arrangement that Benjamin Netanyahu will serve as prime minister, usually for the first 18 months and then Gantz will come in for 18 months and usually the former prime minister becomes the first foreign affairs or whatever the positioning they may agree to, so that's how you have it. That's good for Israel is good for the Middle East good for the world stability in governments right now is very important because you've got instability globally. Because of this pandemic. Now you know United States and Australia are calling for a probe of China as relates to this pandemic and we called for that last week at the ACLJ and we will back that up again, something we think that is necessary. All right, let's go back into the folds again and see George's but hold on Anthony, thanks for hold on.

It's a great question like six anti-welcome to Jay Sekulow live. Thank you, Erica questionnaire. How can a hedge fund Corporation apply for the small building loan under this stimulus.

If you have to call but have to qualify so that means that there were certain less than a certain number of employees is a criteria in place hedge funds are not disqualified as a business operation plan.

They employ people a lot of people and they have ongoing business expenses.

Yet, definitely, and if they have enough if they have fewer enough employees that are not making a high income J they would qualify. They would only qualify though not based on the headphone dollars, just like the last caller they would qualify based on a calculation of payroll. So while it might silent sound a little bit funny and you know initially to think about a hedge fund getting these funds a JFET hedge fund has 10 employees that are making $50,000 each a year.

Those 10 employees need protection. Just like anybody else remember the purpose of the PPP to keep people employed. That is the goal now this is a granted I think it's very important. I'm glad they're doing this additional stimulus, but the fact is this only covers about eight weeks when you're not talking about a long time so how quickly extent various states can move from phase getting into pay. They got a gate, the way of the phase 1 and then really get up to face to an even pace to those that are deemed vulnerable. Over 60 years old. Underlying health conditions are advised not to be present at their workplace. But telework if at all possible. So there.

Remember there's a lot of phasing on this so a lot of things happen on the line for everything to come back full and I think of course once you have therapeutics in a vaccine. I think that's when you will see things return to normal, but it's gonna take those things would have to be patient here, but the American people understand that you up 40,000 over 40,000 were fellow citizens of died in a matter of weeks. It's a much lower number than anticipated, which is think I unlike the governor, I thank God for.

But it's still a big number and install a lot of lives lost and there will be more the be more tonight guys were on the phone right now or where doing radio right now people are dying and that's just the way this is why continuing all of the plans that help plan social distancing very very important we get a lot of calls to answer.

We come back from our next break and final segment coming up to stay on the phone line. We will answer those calls it 100-684-3110 on this Israel issue. This comes from Betty Gantz. He says quote I am at peace with myself and at peace with my decision. Israel leads a national emergency government in Israel comes before all else that's that Yahoo would bid against forming that unity government, which means that it doesn't need a new election in Israel a privates or that Yahoo will for now, stay on as the Prime Minister of Israel. We will continue to update you on that to continue to answer all of your questions and becoming of the stimulus of PPE October 19 we come back for the break.

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Make a difference today support the work of the ACLJ online@ACLJ.every dollar makes a difference today online ACLJ things we tried to do a Jay Sekulow live his help with our legal knowledge are legislative knowledge, or government bears knowledge, putting it all together so that we can help you through this difficult time, especially when there's the stimulus funds available employee protection payment plans available. This it should calls coming from Luke in Pennsylvania online for Luke welcome to Jay Sekulow live euro. The air-critic macaw yet. I had a question I've filed my 2019 taxes and I have not received this 10 minutes I went on and I get my payment to thing the website to try to get that set up figure out why, why, and when I go on their blocking the units because I have barrel refined and barrel payment due in, but the site required me to enter dollar amount.

When I entered barrel it gives me error 109 and that technical okay so this is exciting, simple fix. There is a form that you can fill out on the website and thank you the particulars on this that will let you go in and is it because they don't have a probably direct deposit from you. Capability said there's a form to fill out it's I think a page and 1/2.

Anyone walking through that very important yet you go to IRS.gov, there are a couple of different options available there and I think maybe Luke is confusing and there is one that says check your refund status and and that may not be giving him the information he needs at this point, but there is another one that says nonfilers enter payment info here.

That is the link that Luke anyone else needs to fill out if they don't think the IRS has information on them. Now Jake. I will say this, the refund status is going to return some heirs for a couple more weeks because the IRS is still receiving those forms from people like Luke that are knocking to be able to give you a status update until they have all of that information plug-in so make sure you're clicking the proper link, I'll say it one more time if you think the IRS needs your information the button you need to push. It's at the very top of IRS.gov it says nonfilers enter payment info here. I would recommend you start there and then check back in a couple weeks and check your status. Are they going you do that and hope that helps a lot of other people who maybe I have a feeling every time were answering were these questions like that were anterior for thousands of people who are listening out there who are dealing with these websites maybe for the first time ever apply for funds like this because this is such a unique situation for our country at let's go back to the fold again. Let's go to Lori in Washington state online to Lori Buffett Jay Sekulow live euro.

The air taking my call or following a guide for lot years and I just appreciate everything ACLJ and all guys are working so hard for not for yourself. It's her eyes and I really appreciate that question today and has to do it is said that Gov.'s powers. Now art our governor here in the state of Washington. I live in Washington state Jake Ensley has been restricting things that nobody else has done. I don't know if you guys are aware that we cannot get we can't go fishing for example, no one else is that I get that that's a problem a lot a lot of they can be a lot more than a lot of social distancing anywhere on the water center here night he yesterday after watching what was going on in Olympia. The protest we had a network I don't know if you heard the tree. I am not showing dead they were over 2500 people that got out of their cars, but many many more people who are in their cars that did not get out that were also involved in the project that he said UK law breaking the law and state not true. It is the right freedom of assembly under the Constitution cannot be eliminated by the governor of the state so people have the right to assemble what you can put in place with the Supreme Court has consistently held his constitutional with regard to the freedom of assembly was called content neutral, reasonable time, place and manner restrictions. So for instance in this situation that were in with the pandemic. Lori, you're right. The governor can't say no public assembly but they like but can be put in place with the government can do is say, but if you are going to assemble.

You have to have a mask you have to say, 6 feet apart 40 have to whatever other social distancing requirements are in place so long as its content neutral, so long as it's a reasonable in light of the circumstances. That's constitutional what is not constitutional, say people cannot assemble, but if people are assembling and their violating those time, place and manner restrictions likes not doing social distancing, not wearing a mask. That's what is being required by the government, then they are subject to being charged with violation of the law, but assembly itself protected content neutral time, place and manner restrictions on how these are responded to you I think you I think the price is right and think there are few governors across the country.most, but a few have got a little power-hungry with this in a little bit too intense with this on their own level right yeah basically wanted to clear it's like almost declaring it. I think that's what's causing these protests is because the governors are not clearly putting out their message and together and then using threats instead of just talking to people to compensate. It's better if she question here Tiffany and Oregon live. Three. Tiffany will have Jay Sekulow live you cannot file multiple application for the PPP yes up. Believe me, I've been handling this this weekend so Tiffany is a very timely call. Here's the question do some bank state but rather money route of the loan guarantee our capitalization doesn't allow us to provide any more of these PPP loan so yes you can go to another bank. What you need to do is notify the existing bank to withdraw the application is mostly done electronically. Obviously, and then you apply to another bank, but that's the way you do that you not qualify for two loans. Obviously what you're trying to get to a loan that you a bank that has funds to loan so yes you can.

Right there you go Tiffany and I hope that answers a question for lot of people to is that you can go to multiple banks to put in those laws you can get more than one load, but to try to find a bank it's got the funds available. And remember, there should be towards the end of this week or early next week.

No funds available allocated to these banks as well. But again, take these opportunities and take every opportunity you can't protect your employees to protect yourself very. This time, let's go to Linda calling from California line 1 Linda Walker Jay Sekulow life I qualify for the young irregular panic about 75,000 year.

Yes while here I took out all of my 401(k).

For that, but over 200 something so I'm wondering if I can qualify you to file your 2019 return this file your 2019 return. We will not have that distribution on it and assume you meant the end of the $75,000.

It sounds like you be fine right let's take a final call of the day Sue indoor in New York on live six soup welcome Jay Sekulow live euro. The basic point here that I drink Emulex check okay and I read on the Internet that people who own money to their bank got it because I think it they cannot do that and they cannot do that yes the program does not allow for wage garnishment, garnishment, or other set eyes that is not correct. That's right so whatever consumer levers tell you that they have all you need to notify him of that debate. It is not allowed to be done as a set off or a lien so that your your dipstick keep you able to pay for groceries and rent whatever you got is allotted lot of this information out there scam artist trying to say hey this could happen to pay us so it won't happen to you. It's not going to happen.

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