Coronavirus

Resources and Information

As the news surrounding COVID-19 changes daily, CalCPA is monitoring developments and taking any necessary precautions to ensure the safety of staff, members and customers. Part of those efforts includes launching this webpage, which includes coronavirus information; resource links for our members, partners and the public; and any CalCPA updates to our in-person events. Keep this page bookmarked for reference, as we’ll be updating as new information is available.

Updated March 27, 2020

Webcast: Coping with the 2020 Filing Season During the Pandemic | 10-11 a.m. | CPE: 1 hour

  • Instructors Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esq. and Mary Kay Foss, CPA will cover recent California and IRS guidance and legislation enacted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Register today: April 2 (rebroadcast) | April 8 (rebroadcast)

State Postpones Tax Deadlines Until July 15 Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic (FTB)

  • FTB is postponing until July 15 the filing and payment deadlines for all individuals and business entities for 2019 tax returns; 2019 tax return payments; 2020 1st and 2nd quarter estimate payments; 2020 LLC taxes and fees; and 2020 Non-wage withholding payments.

Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Ongoing Coronavirus Disease (IRS): Notice 2020-18—Federal income tax filing and payment relief on account of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency. The Treasury Department and IRS are providing relief to all taxpayers who have federal income tax returns and federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020. The April 15, 2020 deadline is postponed to July 15, 2020. Associated interest, additions to tax and penalties for late filing or late payment will be suspended until July 15, 2020.

Filing and Payment Deadlines Q&A (IRS)

IRS Unveils People First Initiative; COVID-19 Effort Temporarily Adjusts, Suspends Key Compliance Programs

Families First Act Guidance (U.S. Department of Labor) 

NASBA, AICPA and Prometric Invoke Emergency Testing Period (NASBA) | Previously: Coronavirus delays 2020 CPA Exam testing (NASBA)

CBA Closes Office as of March 27, 2020, Until Further Notice

For developments from federal and state agencies, tax relief updates and related legislation, visit our special government relations webpage.


Firm Email Template: Download this letter you can customize and send to your clients to keep this informed on COVID-19 developments.


What's New

California: CPA Services Designated as Essential

California Governor issues stay-at-home executive order

CalCPA Heath COVID-19 Update | Dedicated Webpage

Emergency Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201): Includes public health and health sector provisions, as well as paid leave and other policies intended to help American families in the coming weeks.

Congress, White House Strike Deal on Coronavirus Relief Package

  • The measure includes two weeks of paid sick leave and up to three months of paid family and medical leave, enhanced unemployment benefits, free virus testing including for those who lack insurance, additional food aid and federal funds for Medicaid.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): FAQs on Laws Enforced by the California Labor Commissioner (CA Dept. of Industrial Relations)

Coronavirus Informations and FAQs (Society of Human Resource Management)

Best and Worst Coronavirus Dashboards (MIT Tech Review)


Health Organizations

World Heath Organization

American Red Cross

U.S. Department of Labor

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Coronavirus Resources and References

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

Coronavirus Disease Information for Travel (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

OSHA COVID-19 Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Twitter

California Department of Public Health


Professional Resources

PCAOB Provides Audit Firms with Opportunity for Relief from Inspections

How to manage remote workers in times of uncertainty (Fast Company)

How to Properly Go Virtual (AccountingWeb)

What are Companies' Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus (Harvard Business Review)

Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis (Harvard Business Review)

Coronavirus Concerns in the Workplace (Jackson Hewitt)

Exposure Control Plan: Coronavirus (Executive Safety Management)

Coronavirus Resources (CAL Insurance)

Coronavirus Fraud: A Guide to Potential Schemes (NU Propety Casualty)

35 Questions for Coronavirus Planning (Journal of Accounting)

Department of State Travel Advisory Levels

Auditors Prepare for Virus Travel, Reporting Disruptions (Bloomberg Law)

Coronavirus: Is Your Firm Prepared for a Pandemic? (CPA Practice Advisor)

Coronavirus Could Impact External Audits (New York State Society of CPAs)

Coronavirus: 7 Critical Decisions to be Prepared (Baton | Global)

8 Questions Employers Should Ask About Coronavirus (Harvard Business Review)