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  • Illinois Back2Business Grant Information — Available to businesses that launched in 2020 or 2021 in designated industries. Applications Open 11/30/23 to 1/11/24.
  • New Illinois Paid Time Off legislation takes effect 3/31/24.
  • Self-Employed Tax Credit Information (SETC) and Employee Retention Credit (ERC) Flyers – Submitted by Kim Rasmussen, Wealthwave: “For chamber members that are sole proprietors, single member LLC’s, or 1099 subcontractors, the SETC is a great opportunity for businesses that did not qualify for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) due to having less than 5 employees, etc. Also, did you know that only 3.5 million out of 37 million eligible businesses have applied for the ERC? This is a valuable tax credit that has been extended until 2025 something many don’t know. I constantly come across people that believe it was cancelled or ran out of money and so on. See the flyers for more information.”