Stimulus Bill Extends FFCRA Tax Credits, Not Leave Mandate

Tue December 22, 2020

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The stimulus bill passed by Congress Dec. 21, 2020, does not extend employee leave mandates in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which expire Dec. 31, 2020.

However, the bill does extend tax credits for employers that choose to offer the paid leave through March 31, 2021.

The FFCRA requires two weeks paid employee sick leave and 10 weeks paid child care for COVID-19 reasons.

The FFCRA employer tax credits cover certain costs of the employee leave required by the law.

The bill is waiting to be signed into law. For further information please consult your benefits and tax professionals.