During this COVID-19 pandemic, the baking industry has stepped up to meet the demands of the American people, by ensuring a robust food supply and providing us with essential baked goods. We need to incentivize and motivate these brave, front-line employees to continue ensuring our communities have products to consume throughout this public health emergency. To demonstrate our gratitude for the employees who continue to come to work every day, please urge your Representative to recognize these heroes by co-sponsoring the AG CHAIN Act.
The AG CHAIN Act provides a federal tax holiday and a payroll tax exemption for all essential employees in the food and agriculture industry defined by recent Department of Homeland Security guidance identifying essential critical infrastructures. The provisions of this legislation would take place from February 15, 2020 through June 15, 2020, for individuals making less than $75,000 annually. The bill would also provide discretion to the Treasury to extend this benefit for an additional three months.
Each day during this emergency presents extraordinary challenges for bakeries, and our employees are rising to the occasion. Please email your Representative and urge them to provide tax relief for our COVID-19 Heroes!