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