Suffolk County Small Business Assistance Recovery Centers

The following information was forwarded to our office this afternoon regarding Recovery Centers for Small Businesses:

Beginning on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 Suffolk County through its Departments of Economic Development/Planning and Labor will be offering access to computers, printers and fax machines as well as counseling services to those businesses that have suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy.  Certified Business Counselors from the Small Business Development Centers at Farmingdale and Stony Brook will guide business owners through the resources available and assist with the preparation of applications for disaster assistance available through the SBA.  All services offered are free.

Small Business Disaster Recovery Centers Locations

SC Department of Labor                          SC Department of Labor

725 Veterans Memorial Highway            300 Center Drive

Hauppauge, NY 11788                            Riverhead, NY 11901

(Smithtown for GPS users)

Monday-Friday                                          Monday -Friday

9:30 AM – 7:30 PM                                 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

631-853-6600                                           631-852-1955

 

If you have a business that suffered damages from Hurricane Sandy, here are some steps to follow immediately:

  • Contact your insurance agent or broker immediately. Make sure you get the proper forms to file a claim.
  • Document: Take photos of all the damage before you do any sort of clean-up or renovations and take notes of dates, times, etc.
  • If you hire a contractor to do the work, get a few quotes and keep these for references.
  • Keep track of ALL expenses with receipts and notes of explanations. These will come in handy when you need to make proof these expenses.
  • You need to register with FEMA for assistance at:  http://www.disasterassistance.gov/ .  The web site has comprehensive information on Federal and local assistance available for both individuals and businesses.
  • In addition, whether you rent or own your own home, own your own business, or own a small agricultural cooperative located in a declared disaster area, and are the victim of this disaster, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Information is available at www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans
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Hurricane Sandy Tax Relief

To Our Clients & Friends:

 

First and foremost, we hope you and your families are all well and that you are safe in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The Hurricane wreaked havoc on our lives and businesses and we are all trying to get back to normalcy.  Our office is one of the lucky ones whereby we just received power and internet and are grateful for such.  We are here to serve you…feel free to call us with any of your concerns.

 

We wanted to reach out to you and let you know that NYS has announced that all tax deadlines during the period 10/26/12 through 11/13/12 have been postponed until 11/14/12 (with certain exceptions) and the IRS has announced the extension of a grace period until 11/7/12.  Therefore, payroll tax returns that are due by 10/31/12 will have their dates extended.

 

Please be advised that we will shortly be sending out additional information detailing the governments’ position on disaster relief programs.

 

Again, we hope you are all safe and please call us for any of your needs.

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