Assistance for Employees and Businesses

Below is a list of links for individuals and businesses looking for assistance at this time: 

Essential Services FAQ's from County 


State Tax Assistance

  • Employers experiencing hardship as a result of COVID-19 may request up to a 60-day extension from the State Employment Development Department (EDD) to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes without penalty or interest.

  • EDD Taxpayer Assistance Center: 1-888-745-3886

Federal Tax Assistance

Work Sharing Unemployment Insurance Program

  • Employers can apply for the CA state Unemployment Insurance Work Sharing Program if reduced production, services, or other conditions cause them to seek an alternative to layoffs.

Riverside County Economic Development Agency Resources

Small Business Assistance

  • Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center: Offers one-on-one consultations and support for small businesses seeking assistance; select "Request Consultation" at