Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), CARES Act & Business Guidance

The PICPA works daily to gather critical information on the coronavirus outbreak and its repercussions. Check back frequently for updates.

Paycheck Protection Program

A new COVID-19 relief bill - the American Rescue Plan Act - was signed into law on March 11, 2021, and the PICPA continues to collect resources to help you serve your clients, firms, and businesses. - March 25, 2021

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.

Tips on Reopening Offices Responsibly


More on the CARES Act

The CARES Act was signed into federal law on March 27, 2020, and provides emergency relief to workers, families, small businesses, and distressed industries.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

This was signed into federal law on March 18, 2020, requires certain employers to provide employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.

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  • Legal Issues with Mandating COVID-19 Vaccination in the Workplace

    As employers seek to reopen their workplaces, many wonder whether they can require employees to be vaccinated as a condition of returning to the office. Considering the Americans with Disabilities Act and numerous state and local laws, this is not a simple yes or no answer.
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  • Philadelphia Taxation of COVID-19 Grants for Small Businesses

    Numerous federal, state, and local relief programs have been enacted to help the economy recover from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including grants to small businesses. Generally, COVID-19-related government grants to businesses are taxable income for federal tax purposes. What about for Philadelphia taxes?
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