COVID-19 Economic Relief Packages

Stay up to date on the latest tax and regulatory issues regarding economic stimulus packages and the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

PICPA Virtual Town Hall Replays

View recordings of PICPA's virtual town hall series on the economy, PPP loans, diversity and inclusion, and much more. Watch now.

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Biden Administration Could Mean Whole New World for Federal Taxation

The transition from Donald Trump’s presidential administration to that of Joe Biden’s has been, to put it lightly, rocky. With a new era in presidential leadership set to be ushered in, does this mean a whole new era in federal taxation will come with it?
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Paycheck Protection Program Attracting Fraudsters

When disaster strikes, unfortunately criminals view it as open season for committing of financial fraud. The coronavirus pandemic certainly qualifies as a disaster, and fraudsters have been quick to seize upon the opportunity presented by the Paycheck Protection Program.
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Exploring the Latest Coronavirus Financial Relief Package and Its Effect on CPAs

The U.S. Congress recently approved $900 billion in financial relief for families and businesses who have been adversely affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The relief package includes direct checks for individuals, funding for distribution of the coronavirus vaccine, and a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program. 
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A Look at the Fiscal Health of Pennsylvania

Republican Sen. Patrick M. Browne, Democratic Rep. Matthew D. Bradford, and Matthew Knittel, director of the Pennsylvania Independent Fiscal Office, discuss the impact the pandemic has had on Pennsylvania’s governance, economy, small businesses, tax agenda, and more.
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The Voice of the CPA Profession Gets Tax Fix Done!

 

State lawmakers passed legislation that ensured that federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that have been forgiven would be exempt from state personal income tax (PA PIT).
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Additional Pandemic Relief Arrives with Year-End Appropriations

 

On Dec. 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 was signed into law. In addition to important federal government budget appropriations, the act contains new tax provisions and PPP updates.
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Learn more at the New COVID-19 Relief Bill CPE for CPAs webinars. View dates now through April.

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Growing Debts and Deficits Pulling Down Our Future

 

What’s the difference between “equity” and “resilience?” In real terms, essentially nothing: equity is resilience. Equity gives you, a company, or a government the ability to take a hit – a hit like a recession or a pandemic.

The big question now is whether or not the United States has the equity to return to normal after a crisis. To consider this issue, I explore the growing U.S. debt, the concomitant reduction in equity, and the implications of debt growth on government and the economy as a whole.
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PICPA PPP 2 Town Hall - How CPAs Can Support Their Clients

With the passage of a new version of the Paycheck Protection Program, CPAs have a continued opportunity to help their business clients survive the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In this PICPA-sponsored town hall held on Jan. 13, 2021, AICPA representatives addressed the key components of PPP 2 from all angles.

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Learn more about past and potential economic relief packages in the Wolters Kluwer TaxAware Center, Philadelphia Business Journal, and Pittsburgh Business Times

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Technology CPE

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