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Coronavirus Tax Relief

IRS Defers Tax Payments Until July 15


The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it has issued guidance allowing all individuals and non-corporate tax filers to defer up to $1 million of federal income tax payments (due April 15, 2020) until July 15, 2020, without penalties or interest. In addition, the IRS has established a special section and offers several online resources to help taxpayers.

Click here to access the website


Electric Utility Helps Keep the Lights On


PNM is focused on providing safe, reliable power to homes and businesses. To help customers who are being negatively affected by COVID-19, the electric utility will not disconnect power due to nonpayment. In addition, PNM will temporarily waive late fees.

Learn more about this and other steps PNM is taking to take care of its customers



New Coronavirus Relief Laws Require Paid Employee Leave

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Congress enacted a bill providing various forms of relief, including two separate laws mandating that employers give employees paid leave for specified purposes related to COVID-19. The legislation was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The two leave laws are the “Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act,” and the “Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act.” The leave mandates take effect no later than 15 days after passage (April 2, 2020) and sunset on Dec. 31, 2020. Below is an HR Compliance Bulletin with details of the bill. Employers should familiarize themselves with the new leave requirements to ensure compliance. We will continue to send updates as they become available.

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Info from the New Mexico Gas Company

Company Offering Assistance to New Mexicans


The New Mexico Gas Company understands that some customers may be facing difficult circumstances right now due to COVID-19. To help, NMGCO will not disconnect service due to nonpayment through April 6. 

Learn more by visiting the company's website .


Unemployment Assistance

Info from the Department of Workforce Solutions


In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, certain workers may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits, including people who have hours that have been reduced as a result of the virus, workers who have been directed to self-quarantine and people who are laid off as a result of an eligible business closure (for example, at a restaurant).

Check in with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions to learn more


Industry In Action: COVID-19 Resources

Industry is contributing to the COVID-19 effort in a BIG way. Below is a list of what some of our members are doing. 

Comcast is offering free WiFi hotspots, unlimited data, and is waiving late fees during Covid-19.
Learn more

AT&T is suspending broadband data caps and overage fees for home internet customers.

Learn more

Blue Cross Blue Shield won’t require prior authorization and won’t apply member co-pays or deductibles for testing to diagnose COVID-19 when medically necessary and consistent with Centers for Disease Control guidance. This applies to all members they insure.

Learn more