Does your annual income get reported to you on a W2 or 1099?

W-2: You are an employee of a business - eligible for unemployment during Covid. See unemployment website for your state.

1099: You are a contractor/self employed - special type of unemployment (see below)

Contractors/Self Employed (1099’s) Unemployment Information for Texas

  • If you are self-employed, a contract worker or previously worked in a position that did not report wages, you may qualify for unemployment and can apply. Click here to see if you qualify.


  • If you do qualify, click here for instructions on how to apply for your benefits.

  • Create an account and submit your application here.

Do you run a business that has W2 employees?

You could be eligible for the following assistance:

PPP Loan: 75% of loan total must be used to cover payroll in order for loan to be forgivable. Remainder to be used for specific expenses. Click here for more information.

EIDL: Emergency grant of $10,000 to SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan applicants: Even if your business is denied a loan, you can still access this grant, which can be used to provide employee sick leave, maintain payroll or meet other needs like paying rent. Click here to apply.

For Streamlined application process, click here.

SBA Express Bridge Loans: For businesses that already have an existing SBA loan. Click here for more information.

SBA Debt Relief: Click here for more information.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Guide for Self Employed: Click here


Financial Resources for Business Owners

Financial and tax basics for startups and mature businesses

PPP Financial Links and Resources

COVID-19 Financial Links and Resources

Need a W-9 form?

Important Tax Deadlines

March 15, 2021:

S Corporation and Partnership tax returns or extensions are due.


April 15, 2021:

C Corporation tax returns or extensions are due. 


April/July/October 15th, 2021, and January 15, 2022:

ES payments are due, or they are due on the following Monday if the above dates fall on a weekend.


May 17, 2021

1040s are due for all states other than TX, OK, and LA.

June 15, 2021:

Residents of TX, OK and LA, have all tax return
deadlines pushed to this date due to the winter storm. 


First quarter ES payments for these three states have also been pushed to June 15.

Texas Franchise Tax Returns or Extensions due.


September 15, 2021:

Final filing deadline for S Corporations and Partnerships


October 15, 2021:

Final filing deadline for 1040s and C Corporations.

Texas sales tax monthly reports are due on the 20th of every month.


*Most returns for Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana residents have had due dates extended to June 15, 2021 due to the 2021 winter storm.

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