Federal Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act Reintroduced

Last Tuesday, U.S. Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) reintroduced the bipartisan Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act to help all businesses continue to safely stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic while ensuring the safety of employees and consumers.

The bill would allow a refundable tax credit against payroll taxes for 50 percent of the costs incurred by a business for increased testing, personal protective equipment (PPE), disinfecting, extra cleaning, reconfiguring workspaces to adhere to social distancing guidelines and training and education on the on the prevention of COVID-19 transmission.

U.S. Representatives Tom Rice (R-SC) and Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) plan to introduce this legislation in the House of Representatives.

“Energy Marketers of America members have been following all guidance for safely operating their businesses and will continue to do so and the Healthy Workplaces Tax Credit Act will help to defray some of the costs. EMA strongly supports this legislation,” said EMA Vice President Sherri Stone.

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