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COVID-19 Employer Optional Deferral of Employee Withholding, Deposit, and Certain Payroll Tax Obligations in Q4 of 2020

By: James R. Dougherty On August 8, 2020 the President of the United States issued a Presidential Memorandum directing the Secretary of the Treasury to use his authority pursuant to Section 7508A of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) to defer the withholding, deposit, and payment of certain payroll tax obligations, as relief in response to [...]

Planning for the Future Series: Communication and Reopening

The Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) recently released Part 3 – Transition Joint Guidance: Starting the 2020-21 School Year (“Part 3”). The guidance includes both recommendations and mandates regarding safety, sanitation, screening, instructional, staffing, and transportation matters, along with numerous other matters. Whitt Law is working [...]

By | July 8th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Governor Pritzker Signed Remote Learning Legislation – Effective Immediately

Earlier today, Governor Pritzker announced that he signed Senate Bill 1569 into law. The bill became Public Act 101-0643 and is effective immediately. In the coming weeks, and in consultation with guidance anticipated to be published by the Illinois State Board of Education in the near future, Whitt Law will continue its Planning for the [...]

By | June 18th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Planning for the Future Series: Remote Learning (Part Two – How is it different than E-learning?)

Remote learning is different than the “E-learning” programs being piloted and planned throughout Illinois prior to COVID-19. Three school districts piloted E-learning prior to COVID-19. Their plans included: the creation of lesson plans; teacher, student, and parent education and practice; preparation of technology and materials; and the development of protocol for communication with students and [...]

By | June 11th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Planning for the Future Series: Remote Learning (Part One – What Just Happened?)

Since March 17, 2020, school buildings in Illinois have been closed to student attendance. Now, school districts throughout the State are wrapping up their last month of the spring semester. Over the last several months, administrators, teachers, parents, and students rose to the many challenges COVID-19 created and most have experienced a myriad of feelings [...]

By | May 29th, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Education Law News|

Cook County and Will County Grant Property Tax Relief in Different Forms

Yesterday, May 21, 2020, the Cook County Board of Commissioners adopted an ordinance delaying the imposition of late interest penalties for the late payment of the second installment of property taxes for the 2019 tax year. The first installment of property taxes for the 2019 tax year was due on March 3, 2020. The second [...]

By | May 22nd, 2020|Covid-19 Resources, Property Tax Law News|