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CARES Act PGA Virtual Town Hall

DISCLAIMER:  Information contained in the video is for the general education and knowledge of the viewer and is based on interpretations on where things stand as of April 7, 2020.  It is not designed to be, and should not be used as, the sole source of information when analyzing the applicability of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.  The situation surrounding COVID-19 is evolving and the subject matter contained in the linked video may change.  If you have specific questions regarding a particular fact situation, we urge you to consult competent legal counsel.

As we all work through the significant challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, we are trying to communicate to all PGA Professionals the resources that have been made available by the Federal Government through the CARES Act.  We invite you to watch this one-hour PGA of America CARES Act Virtual Town Hall from April 7, 2020 with Tony Fratto of Hamilton Place Strategies.

For specific questions that were asked, please see the links below.

Question 1

If you’re a W2 employee, and you own your own golf shop, what is the best course of action? Click here for the answer.

Question 2

Can you review the government stimulus program? What are the check amounts that would go to single, married, with children, etc. and the timing of those checks? Click here for the answer.

Question 3 

Can you speak a little bit to the relationship between Emergency Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) versus the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)? Should a business be looking to file for both or is this simply a cash advance through the EIDL? Click here for the answer.

Question 4

We understand there’s no change in the release for 501(c)(6)s and 501(c)(7)s eligibility. Is it advantageous in any way for organizations that fall in these categories to seek relief under these programs, or could it potentially impede the relief if those groups are included at a later date? Click here for the answer.

Question 5

Would I be eligible under the Paycheck Protection Program to collect any income that was lost from not being able to teach? What is the point I would be eligible for assistance? Click here for the answer.

Question 6

If a teaching professional has a business set up as an S-Corp, is there assistance available? Click here for the answer.

Question 7

The company I work for is in a position to continue paying us a base hourly rate, but not commission. Is there any way in the new legislation we can recoup lost commissions? Click here for the answer.

Question 8

I heard that the hospitality industry successfully got okayed on the 501(c)(6)s and 501(c)(7)s. Is that true and does that help some of our private clubs that fall under that category? Click here for the answer.

Question 9

Specific to all PGA Professionals who are independent contractors - what steps should they take to benefit from all of the stimulus and legislation that’s come through? Click here for the answer.

Question 10

For those sections that run their pay roll through the 501(c)(6), their c3s still have expenses associated with that small business. Can those sections apply for loans forgivable? Click here for the answer.

Question 11

In regards to PGA Professionals who are still on salary but have had a percentage of their pay cut, what is possible from an unemployment insurance perspective? Click here for the answer.

Question 12

Is an American citizen eligible to receive benefits while working in a country outside of the United States? Click here for the answer.

Question 13

If you were a PGA Member, what would you do today to make sure you get your swing at the plate? Click here for the answer.