IFA Advocacy

Get the latest information around IFA's advocacy efforts surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and how we're fighting to ensure you have the support you need after the current situation is over. Here, you'll find what we're doing, how we're doing it, what's expected and how you can help. 

IFA Letter to Administrator Carranza - CARES Act Clarifications

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Letter to Administrator Jovita Carranza regarding the CARES Act, detailing how the Act can achieve its intended outcome and have maximum impact. This letter urges the Administrator to confirm the eligibility of the franchised businesses in the Paycheck Protection Loan program.

IFA Letter to SBC & HSBC - CARES Act Clarifications

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Letter to Chairs Rubio and Velázquez and Ranking Members Cardin and Chabot of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, detailing how the Act can achieve its intended outcome and have maximum impact. This letter urges the Chairs and Ranking Members to confirm the eligibility of the franchised businesses in the Paycheck Protection Loan program.

IFA Letter to Secretary Mnuchin - CARES Act Clarifications

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Letter to Secretary Mnuchin of the U.S. Department of Treasury regarding the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, detailing how the Act can achieve its intended outcome and have maximum impact. This letter urges Secretary Mnuchin to confirm the eligibility of the franchised businesses in the Paycheck Protection Loan program.

Secretary Mnuchin Defers Tax Payments, Delivers Relief for Taxpayers and Small Businesses

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Because many families, businesses, and tax preparers may be unable to meet their tax obligations despite their best efforts, President Trump is allowing “the Treasury Department to defer tax payments, without interest or penalties, for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted.”

IFA Letter to House Leadership on COVID-19 Relief

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Letter urging Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy to work closely with the Small Business Administration (SBA) to ensure the loans are rapidly administered to affected areas.

IFA specifically asks Congress to make clear that franchise owners affiliated with a brand are eligible for the same small business relief as non-franchised small businesses. This letter lays out detailed, recommended policies that can be followed to achieve this objective.