Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Last Updated 8/5/20, 7:30 a.m.


The PICPA has been working daily to address the impact of the coronavirus outbreak. Check back frequently for updates.


Tips on Reopening Responsibly

Discussion on Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Reopening (July 9, 2020)

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

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

COVID-19 and Pa. Taxes: Discussion with the Pennsylvania DOR - Download Q&A Transcript
March 31, 2020

Disclaimer: All information in these recordings was current as of the time of the live webinars. The situation is rapidly changing, and the information shared in the webinar recording is subject to change.

Paycheck Protection Program Provisions

The Department of Treasury released the Paycheck Protection Program application and supplemental information on its website. The Small Business Administration resumed accepting applications on April 27, 2020.

  • Understand CPAs working as Agents for PPP applicants: review the AICPA's statement - updated guidance April 9
  • Contact your local banker to discuss the lender guide to ensure they are aware of program requirements
  • AICPA Coronavirus and PPP resources for CPAs - Updated on April 27 with guidance on the firm-lender relationship and a special report on issues related to CPA involvement in small business loans
  • Impact of Accepting PPP Agent Fees on Independence
  • Paycheck Protection Program - U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • AICPA recommends using gross payroll to calculate PPP loan amounts
  • SBA Paycheck Protection Program Resources for CPAs
  • FAQs for Small Businesses - U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
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    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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