Information for COVID-19 Changes

Changes to FFCRA Covid Sick and Family Leave

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required eligible employers to provide qualified leave in 2020. The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (CAA) extended the employment tax credits for certain employers that provide qualified leave from January 1 through March 31, 2021. The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 extended these tax credits for qualified leave wages paid for leave taken from April 1 through September 30, 2021.

After September 30, 2021, any sick or family leave taken for COVID related illness, should be recorded under a different Income than COVIDSICK, COVIDCARE, and/or COVIDFAMILY. These three Income Factors are set up to exclude the employer side Social Security taxes.