How Will Employers Pay For PSL and FMLA Under The Families First Coronavirus Response Act?

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act provides a series of refundable tax credits for employers who are required to provide Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Paid Family and Medical Leave. These tax credits are allowed against the employer's portion of Social Security taxes. While this limits application of the tax credit, employers will be reimbursed if their costs for qualified sick leave or qualified family leave wages exceed the taxes they would owe.