COVID-19: Disaster and pandemic planning resources
Updated January 2021
Whether a natural disaster or a global health emergency, use these resources to help you and your clients stay informed, prepared and avoid a crisis.
The latest COVID-19 news and resources
Employee retention tax credit flowchart 2021 | 2020
MNCPA member Chris Wittich, a partner at Boyum Barenscheer, created flowcharts concerning the employee retention tax credit claimed on Form 941.
Learn more about the new Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and expense deduction, Section 179D permanency and meal deduction changes.
HR expert Larry Morgan provides a look at changes to paid sick and family leave, deferrals of employees' Social Security taxes and other employee benefit changes.
As tax preparers often do in sudden and drastic changing times, we persevered and adapted to serve our clients. Now, what do you need to do to prepare for the upcoming tax season?
With 2020 nearly behind us, here are five scenarios you might find yourself in and tactics you can try to prepare for this upcoming busy season based on lessons learned in the past nine months.
Gov. Walz's landing page for Minnesota's COVID-19 response and preparation.
Learn how the DOR is responding to COVID-19 and related changes to state taxes.
Access the latest IRS information about coronavirus tax relief and economic impact payments.
COVID-19 and related resources
Supplemental COVID-19 relief bill, second round of PPP loans
The Consolidated Appropriations Act passed late December 2020 included several provisions offering additional economic relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Minnesota's mask mandate resources
Review these materials to help your business, staff, clients and customers stay in compliance with the state's recent mask mandate (issued July 22).
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) resources for CPAs
Access guidance, payroll calculators, sample applications and more to help your clients navigate the complexities of applying for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program.
Returning to work resources
Ensure your business meets the necessary safety criteria if you're planning to reopen.
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) resources for CPAs, businesses
Information about paid sick leave and associated tax credits under the FFCRA.
Professional education offerings
COVID-19 impacts financial reporting, risk management decisions, tax planning, HR and more. Navigate the challenges and opportunities with these online CPE options.
Carl Peterson facilitates a conversation about the newly enacted Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with Daniel Schmit, U.S. SBA Minnesota District Office, and Greg Butler, CPA, Wipfli.
Working, communicating and other COVID-19 related articles
There are several actions you can take to maintain a high level of client service from afar. Here are a few ideas to help boost your client engagement during these unprecedented and unconnected times.
Staff engagement is always vital, but it's especially important during a pandemic. Check out these ideas from local firms to safely connect with your staff and peers in 2021.
Zoom, Teams and Hangouts -- oh my! There's a reason why you're feeling exhausted after hours on video calls. Find out why and how to recover from screen overload.
There's an emotional side of returning to the office that can't be forgotten. HR expert Larry Morgan provides insight for how companies can do this.
Do a communications gut check. Take five minutes to audit yourself and reflect on whether you’ve communicated with the audiences most important to you lately and, if so, how.
Tech expert Tommy Stephens shares five best practices for the increased number of people working from home in your office.
Flexibility is paramount in this time. Here are 10 actions August Aquila says your firm should take as the nature of your day-to-day business changes.
HR expert Larry Morgan looks at explores the structure that should be put in place and what pitfalls to avoid with more people working remotely.
Donny Shimamoto shares insight and thoughts from CPAs across the country amid this trying time.
Minnesota Department of Revenue
Minnesota Department of Health
Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
Office of Governor Tim Walz
COVID-19 global cases by Johns Hopkins CSSE
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
World Health Organization
U.S. Travel Association
U.S. Small Business Administration: COVID-19 Guidance and Loan Resources