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The NYSSCPA has pulled together guidance and tips that will both help you make business decisions in these uncertain times and will help to keep you safe.You will find shareable and informative content on this page, which will be updated regularly.

On Friday, March 20, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order mandating that 100% of the workforce must stay home, excluding essential services. According to Empire State Development, accounting is listed as an essential service. Please review official guidance on essential businesses if you have any questions.

NYSSCPA Actions:

NYSSCPA Letter to Gov. Cuomo Requesting Acceptance of eSignatures​​

Letter on Small Business Payroll Funding to Rep. Velazquez

Letter on Small Business Payroll Funding to Rep. Suozzi

60 Day Interest Abatement Authorized for Sales and Use Taxes

New IRS Notice 2020-18 - Grant of Relief

Update on NYSSCPA Request for Extension for TC201/TC309

Tax Deadline Moved to July 15

Letter to Gov. Cuomo - New York State Tax Filing Deadline Extension Request

Senate Request for Tax Filing Relief for America Act Support

NYSSCPA Member Update – Tax Deadlines, OMB Memo and Event Status

Tax Filing and Payment Relief Needed

NYSSCPA Works to Extend Tax Deadlines

In the news:

House passes massive coronavirus relief package - CBS

Congress Passes Updated Economic Relief Plan (CARES Act) for Individuals and Businesses - Tax Foundation

New York State Deadline Moved to July 15 - Cuomo News Conference (minute 43)

FAQs for April 15 Tax Deadline Extension - IRS

Pennsylvania Extends Personal Income Tax Return Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020 - Pennsylvania Department of Revenue

Tracking Chart: State And Local Government Filing Relief Due To COVID-19 - Council of State Taxation

Cuomo Orders 100% of Nonessential N.Y. Workforce to Stay Home - Bloomberg

IRS Payments Can Be Delayed 90 Days, Mnuchin Announces - TaxNotes

New York could hit peak Coronavirus cases on May 1st - New York Times

NY, NJ and Connecticut agree to restrict restaurants, limit events to fewer than 50 people - CNBC

DeBlasio declares a state of emergency - NY Times

Gov. Cuomo asks NY businesses to split employee shifts to prevent spread - New York Post

Information for those in New Rochelle - USA Today



SEC Extends Conditional Exemptions From Reporting and Proxy Delivery Requirements - SEC

PCAOB Provides Audit Firms with Opportunity for Relief from Inspections - PCAOB

AICPA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center - AICPA

Coalition Expands Support for Fast Distribution of Stimulus Funds Through Payroll Processors - AICPA

Guidance on Sick Leave and Expanded FMLA During COVID-19 -  (U.S. Department of Labor)

Center for Disease Control and Prevention official Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates - CDC

Tips to protect yourself from Coronavirus (COVID-19) - BBC

Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Mayo Clinic

Safe commuting practices for public transportation - Business Insider

EPA approved cleaners to help keep your office and home safe - CNN

Questions employers should ask themselves about Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Harvard Business Review

Effective strategies and tools for remote work - ZD Net


Contingency Plan for Meetings of All Statewide Committees

The Business Council of New York State instituted a hotline, 1-888-364-3065, for those wishing to have their questions and concerns addressed.   


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