Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resources & Updates for Pennsylvania CPAs

Check back frequently for updates on PICPA programming, professional resources, and other alerts.

 Getting the COVID Vaccine in Pennsylvania

View IRS Filing and Payment Deadline FAQs

American Recue Plan, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), CARES Act, and Business Guidance

View PICPA's FAQs of Common Concerns 

All PICPA events are being held virtually until further notice. Review our event FAQs and check PICPA's event calendar to learn more.

Loans Forgiven under the PPP Now Exempt from State Income Tax

Peter Calcara, PICPA's vice president of government relations, discusses Act 1 of 2021, a PICPA-supported measure that allows loans forgiven under the federal PPP to be exempt from state income tax (PA PIT).

AICPA Special Edition Town Hall
(Dec. 23, 2020)


More from the Philadelphia DOR, Pa. DOR, and Pa. DOL

Discussion on Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Reopening
July 9, 2020
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COVID-19 Recovery and the Philadelphia DOR: Live Discussion with Frank Breslin
July 28, 2020

COVID-19 and Pennsylvania’s Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Webinar
May 26, 2020 

Disclaimer: All information in these recordings was current as of the time of the live webinars. The information shared in the webinar recordings is subject to change.

Updates on Tax Payments and Deadlines

The PICPA is in constant contact with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, local tax municipalities, and other regulatory agencies. We will continue to advocate on your behalf and provide frequent updates.


Pa. Department of Revenue

Pa. Department of Labor & Industry 


Pa. Department of Community and Economic Development

Other States and AICPA Tax Resources

IRS Resources

A message from the IRS:

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers and tax professionals to use electronic options to support social distancing and speed the processing of tax returns, refunds and payments. To protect the public and employees, certain IRS services such as live assistance on telephones, processing paper tax returns and responding to correspondence continue to be limited. Any tax return which requires review, whether it was filed electronically or on paper, may also take longer because many review processes cannot be done virtually.


  • Provider Relief Fund Compliance: Documenting Is Key

    The health care industry saw billions of dollars in stimulus payments in 2020 through the Provider Relief Fund to help with the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The rollout, however, presented challenges. As organizations attempted to determine how to meet the grant’s terms and conditions, Health and Human Services issued guidance, but that guidance has evolved over time.
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PICPA Member Benefit: Wolters Kluwer TaxAware Center

• Federal and state tax filing and tax payment relief chart

• CARES Act tax briefing

• 2020 tax legislation: law, explanation, and analysis

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Wednesday Wisdom Series

This nine-week series, hosted by PICPA sponsor Sage, focuses on sharing opportunities for learning and discovery that can help your business face today’s environment and prepare for future growth. 

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Become a PICPA Member

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