June 17, 2020
As nonprofits face unprecedented financial challenges due to COVID-19, your action is needed in requesting the State of Arizona to waive the remaining 50% reimbursable unemployment charges after the 50% provided in the CARES Act. Contact Governor Ducey and your legislators via phone and email asking the following:
We are requesting a waiver from the State of Arizona’s requirement that reimbursing employers reimburse the State for unemployment charges when those charges are for COVID-19 related unemployment claims.
FIRST, please call and email your legislators asking for their support. It is crucial to let them know that many nonprofits will go bankrupt if the State of Arizona does not grant this waiver. Click here to find your legislators.
SECOND, contact Governor Ducey and key staff:
Department of Economic Security Director Michael Wisehart
Office of the Ombudsman Phone: 602-364-2860
THIRD, contact key committee members:
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services
Senator Sylvia Allen
Senator Heather Carter
House Committee on Health and Human Services
Representative Nancy Barto
Representative Jay Lawrence
House Committee on Federal Relations
Representative Mark Finchem
Representative Gail Griffin
Senate Committee on Appropriations
Senator David Gowan
Senator Vince Leach
House Committee on Appropriations
Representative Regina E. Cobb
Representative John Kavanagh
Senate Committee on Finance
Senator J.D. Mesnard
Senator David Livingston
House Committee on Ways and Means
Representative Ben Toma
Representative Shawnna Bolick
Working with Marshal Whittey at First Nonprofit has been a great experience. He handles our request as a priority and goes above and beyond to resolve any issues we have in a timely manner. Marshall follows through to the end and ensures our needs are met. He has been a great resource for LSC and our “go to” for any tax questions we may have. With LSC transitioning several facilities into one federal tax identification number, First Nonprofit was able to assist and provide guidance with best practices resolving claims to each entity. Additionally First Nonprofit provided knowledge (information materials) and one on one training to HRS group with best practices to handle claims state adjudicated, fraudulent claims, and appeals. And processing information in the First Nonprofit [unemployment claims] system allows for timely information can be collected.
My experience with FNP has been wonderful. Unemployment in general is quite confusing and FNP has simplified the process for us. Everyone we have reached out to or worked with has been very helpful and follows up to be sure we understand the information. I am so happy we made the switch to FNP!
First Nonprofit smoothed the unemployment perils for our organization during Covid. Without the ability to cap our UI exposure, we would not have been able to weather the storm. The program worked perfectly and we have come out of the pandemic ready to forge on. Thanks FNP!
My experience with the FNP has been fantastic. The idea of setting funds aside for the unemployment tax liability is a bedrock for nonprofit organizations like mine, namely ASHBA; what is even more advantageous is having the FNP as a custodian of those funds. 100% recommended!
I would like to comment on my experience with FNP….to date our District has saved $1,000’s of dollars by being enrolled in the First Nonprofit program. My only regret is that we did not know about this method of paying unemployment tax years ago….as I had figured about five years
ago, had we enrolled 15-20 years ago, we could have saved our small school district upwards of $500,000 in payments to IDES. Also we would have had a pretty hefty sum of money in our Reserve Account. Thankfully I attended a workshop hosted by First Nonprofit back in 2015 which got the ball rolling!
I have worked with the First Non-Profit Team for many years, and I appreciate the quick response and care that Cecilia and the team provides anytime I have questions. While there are other providers that may provide like services, First Nonprofit will always be my first choice! I appreciate you!
First Nonprofit has been easy to work with and makes the administrative process easier and smoother. We enjoy working with you.
Luckily for us, our interactions regarding any issues with staffing has been very minimal! I can say that all other interactions with regards to billing, 941 reporting, etc. have been extremely pleasant, accommodating and easy to work with. Kim Ghanayem is always prompt, professional and friendly. Thank you so much!