New employer credit available for paid sick leave


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May 8, 2020

Eligible employers can receive a refundable tax credit that reimburses them the cost of providing required paid sick leave to employees unable to work or telework due to:

  • A COVID-19 quarantine order.
  • Advice from a health care provider to self-quarantine.
  • Experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and seeking medical diagnosis.

Employers are entitled to a sick leave credit of up to 80 hours, a maximum of $511 per day, but no more than $5,110 per employee in total, plus related health care costs.

Eligible employers can claim tax credits for leave taken from April 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020, on Form 941 or Form 7200 for an advance credit.

For more information check out the New Employer Tax Credits page on