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CORONAVIRUS - COVID-19 UPDATE FROM THE MSCPA

Health and safety of our members, speakers, partners, sponsors and staff are of the utmost concern to the MSCPA. We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Mississippi.

Events

At the MSCPA, we take the health and comfort of our members, partners, vendors and staff extremely seriously. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 health crisis and the increasing number of confirmed cases in Mississippi. In light of the WHO declaring coronavirus a pandemic, we are cautiously evaluating our events and meetings. While staff and building management are following CDC guidelines to limit risk, out of an abundance of caution, we will be livestreaming all August courses and conferences from our MSCPA Training Center in Ridgeland. In person classes will resume once CDC and MS restrictions are lifted. If you have any questions, please email cpe@ms-cpa.org

Helpful Links

Situation Summary from the Mississippi State Department of Health
Keeping the workplace, school and home safe - CDC
AICPA Coronavirus Resource Center
Families First Coronavirus Response Act Emergency Paid Sick Leave Fact Sheet
Tracking Chart: State and Local Government Filing Relief Due to COVID-19
Business and Industry Political Education Committee COVID-19 Updates
IRS FAQs Regarding Tax Payment and Filing Relief
AICPA Benevolent Fund
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employer Paid Leave Requirements
Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Questions and Answers
U.S. Small Business Administration
Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance
Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
ASAE CARES Act Summary for Small Businesses and Non-Profits
How the Treasury Department is Taking Action - ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Paycheck Protection Program Loans Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 
AICPA Recommendations PPP Application Documents for Lenders
AICPA Tax Filing FAQs
Ethical implications to consider for COVID-19 PPP loan applications
Update on CPAs acting as an agent and getting paid for SBA PPP loan services
Aon COVID-19 Business Recovery
Back to Business Mississippi Grant Application
FAQs on PPP Loan Forgiveness as of August 4, 2020

News Updates

New FAQs address PPP loan forgiveness issues
MDOR Extend Income Tax Filing Deadline to July 15

SBA publishes new PPP guidance for the self-employed and general partners

SBA issues details for Paycheck Protection Program loans

Applications for small business Paycheck Protection Program open April 3

National Law Review Summary of CARES Act

CARES Act tax provisions aim to stabilize pandemic-ravaged economy

MS State Board of Public Accountancy Extends Deadline on Current CPE Period to Oct 31
Mississippi State Board of Education Approves Extension for Standard 4.0 to September 30
U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Provides 6-Month Single Audit Extension
Mississippi Department of Revenue Response to Requests for Relief

IRS posts FAQs about coronavirus-related filing and payment extensions
Mississippi Department of Revenue Extends State Tax Deadline to May 15
U.S. Department of Labor Publishes Guidance

Regulators clear way for certain loan modifications amid pandemic

AICPA-led coalition calls for small business funding
IRS provides guidance for April 15 filing delay
SBA Approves Mississippi Disaster Declaration
Tax filing deadline moving to July 15, Treasury secretary announces
Coronavirus relief bill contains tax credits for employers
Prometric closes CPA Exam test centers for 30 days