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October 31, 2023

My name is Ivy, and I am the owner of Ivy Evans’ Sitting Service (serving elderly patients in the Greater Mobile area). I provide personal care to senior citizens (oftentimes this includes medication, preparing meals, personal hygiene, and housekeeping duties). This service provided much-needed down time and respite to family members.  

COVID truly destroyed my business. Patients were afraid to allow non-family members into their homes. My regular patients withdrew from the service and new patients were just a thought.  

It was a very frightening and uncertain time for my business. PPP loans were a blessing! I was able to coast for a little while longer. When it (PPP) was first brought to my attention, I had to be very careful. THE PREDATORS WERE OUT! There were preparers that were willing to apply on my behalf, but for a very large percentage of the money. It took a while but once I found an agency to work with, I was able to receive the funding. I jumped through some hoops and paid BIG TIME to get that help.

FFCRA was bought to my attention after receiving an email from Adesso.  I replied and within 48 hours, I completed my forms. I chose to work with Adesso to receive my self-employed tax credits because I instantly trusted Amelia. I was also familiar with this company. I received a check from the IRS for 2021 within 45 days! I used that money to pay some bills and purchase some greatly needed items for my business. This money also enabled me to have a bit of a safety net!

Since receiving this refund, things are looking brighter for Ivy Evans’ Sitting Service. I have steady patients. I am better prepared for the what-ifs. I am sure that my business is going to grow. Thank you, Adesso!

How the FFCRA Helps Sole Proprietors Like Ivy Evans

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was created during the COVID-19 pandemic as a way to help small businesses and their employees navigate the economic impacts of lockdowns, contracting COVID, or having to care for someone who contracted COVID.

But did you know the FFCRA covers self-employed people, too? It’s true! While it covers W-2 employees, it also provides crucial support for sole proprietors affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as paid sick leave and expanded family leave, enabling self-employed individuals to take time off and receive financial assistance when they need it most.

How the FFCRA Works

So, how exactly does the FFCRA help the self-employed? Let's break it down. 

The act introduces two key provisions that are especially relevant to you: the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSLA) and the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA).

Under the EPSLA, if you're unable to work (or telework) because of COVID-19-related reasons, you can take up to two weeks of paid sick leave. This means that even if you're self-employed, you can still receive your regular pay during this time. It's a safety net that allows you to prioritize your health and the health of those around you without worrying about financial strain.

Then there’s the EFMLEA. This provision allows you to take up to twelve weeks of expanded family and medical leave. If you have to care for your child whose school or childcare provider is closed due to the pandemic, you can take time off and still receive pay during this period. It's like having the flexibility to be there for your family while also ensuring your financial stability. 

If you maximize your eligibility, you can get up to $32,220 back in tax credits, thanks to the FFCRA! Since it’s paid in the form of credits and isn’t a loan, there are no stipulations for how you can use your refund, and you’ll never need to pay it back!

Introducing Adesso360: Your One-Stop FFCRA Filing Solution

Now, you might be wondering how you can access these benefits as a self-employed individual. Well, that's where Adesso360 comes in. Adesso360 is the first-ever platform designed for self-employed people like you to get the maximum tax credits possible. 

Think of it as your FFCRA personal assistant, guiding you through the process and making sure you don't miss out on any eligible benefits. And unlike those PPP loan scammers that entrepreneurs like Ivy had to deal with, Adesso360 is backed by tax experts and CPAs who will review your application, ensuring you get the maximum refund possible.

It’s easy to get started. Just use our 3-minute pre-qualification quiz to see if you’re eligible. 

Why Choose Adesso360

With Adesso360, you can say goodbye to confusing paperwork and hello to a streamlined filing experience. We provide a simple and intuitive interface that walks you through the necessary steps, ensuring you complete the forms accurately and efficiently. Plus, our team of tax experts will review your application to ensure it meets IRS requirements, saving you the headache of navigating complex tax laws. It's like having a support system right at your fingertips!

The best part? Adesso360 saves you precious time. As a self-employed individual, time is money, and Adesso360 understands that. By automating the filing process, we can help you focus on what you do best - running your business. Leave the paperwork to us while you continue doing what you love.

The Bottom Line

Sole proprietors, take Ivy’s advice, and don't miss out on the valuable benefits offered by the FFCRA! With Adesso360 by your side, filing for FFCRA benefits has never been easier. Say goodbye to confusion and paperwork, and hello to a streamlined and efficient filing experience. Take advantage of the support you deserve and let Adesso360 handle the process for you. Empower yourself with the knowledge and resources to navigate these challenging times with confidence. Visit our main page for Adesso360 today and unlock the full potential of the FFCRA for sole proprietors like you. Your financial well-being is just a few clicks away!