We are closely monitoring the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Alabama, because the health and safety of our members, staff, and partners are of the utmost importance. Click a button below to easily navigate this page:
- Continuing Professional Education from the ASCPA
Access 100s of webinars and self-study courses online. Plus, get the latest updates on our annual events. Go there now >
- Peer Review Program
The Peer Review Program is an educational and remedial program designed to help you improve the quality of your practice. The Alabama Society of CPAs administers the AICPA Peer Review Program in Alabama according to AICPA standards. Go there now >
- Have Some Fun with ASCPA Zoom Backgrounds
Freshen up your Work From Home space with a change of virtual scenery! Our team put together these useful instructions and lively virtual backgrounds to choose from. Go there now >
Regulatory Resource PagesAlabama Department of Revenue Coronavirus Updates
The Alabama Department of Revenue (ADOR) is committed to supporting the state’s taxpayers as we all navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. While economic and other uncertainties weigh on our nation and state, ADOR knows that taxpayers are doing all they can to comply with state and federal tax requirements. Learn more >
AICPA Coronavirus Resources
- PEEC: AICPA Ethically Speaking Podcast
Ethics leaders at the AICPA untangle some of the complications of the PPP in their podcast episode, PPP Ethics Agent--How to untangle it all >
- Resource Center
Updates on the coronavirus and impact for the Association of International CPAs activities. Read more >
- State CPA Profession & Licensure Status
State of Emergency in each state and Stay-at-Home orders have downstream consequences impacting licensure and how Boards of Accountancy operate. Learn more >
- Tax Resources
The AICPA Tax Section developed resources to help you get through this critically important time. Go there now >
- The Alabama Department of Labor aims to effectively use tax dollars to provide state and federal mandated workforce protection programs to promote a positive economic environment for Alabama employers and workers. Go there now >
- Find them here > The U.S. Department of Labor has resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus.
- Coronavirus Relief for Retirement Plans & IRAs Questions & Answers
Section 2202 of the CARES Act provides special distribution options and rollover rules for retirement plans & IRAs and expands permissible loans from certain retirement plans. Learn more >
- Coronavirus Tax Relief
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. Go there now >
- COVID-19 Resources
During this challenging period, the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) is working hard to provide stakeholders with accounting and financial reporting relief.
- News & Recent Pronouncements
Governor of Alabama Newsroom
Governor Kay Ivey's team shares and archives timely information for the people of Alabama in this digital newsroom. It includes press release archives, executive orders, and other statements from the Governor. Go there now >
Tax Relief Offered by States and Localities in Response to COVID-19
Tax relief provided by state and local tax and revenue departments in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more >
Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) was established to provide independent oversight of IRS activities. Find regulatory guidance and resources dedicated to the prevention and detection of fraud, waste, and abuse within the IRS and related entities. Learn more >
Community & Small Business Resources
Free SBA Paycheck Protection Program Resources for CPAs
These free updated tools from the AICPA's PCPS team help CPAs support small businesses (and CPA firms, t00) as you work to secure funding through the Small Business Administration (SBA). Access them here >
Preparing to Apply for a Small Business Economic Injury Loan
The Federal Emergency Declaration last week activated the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (EIDL). These loans will provide working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Learn more about applying >
NFIB Small Business Resources in Response to COVID-19
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) created an up-to-date resource center for small business owners from the NFIB and outside organizations. Go there now >
All CPE and chapter events have been postponed between now and mid-May.
We are working on hosting our larger workshops online so that you do not miss the opportunity to connect with speakers and peers online.
We will release more details about events week-by-week. In the meantime, take advantage of the 100s of webinars offered daily covering a variety of topics to. Find an event online now >
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N-2020-61: Special Funding and Benefit Limitation Rules for Single-Employer Defined Benefit Pension Plans under the CARES ActNotice 2020-61 provides guidance regarding the special rules relating to single-employer defined benefit pension plans under § 3608 of the CARES Act.
The Small Business Administration (SBA), in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, is providing guidance, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on PPP Loan Forgiveness, to address borrower and lender questions concerning forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, as provided for under section 1106 of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), as amended by the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (Flexibility Act).
All tax scams put taxpayers at risk. This is the first of two tips taking a closer look at the IRS Dirty Dozen tax scam list. This year, taxpayers should be especially, watchful for aggressive schemes related to COVID-19 relief, including Economic Impact Payments.
Governor Kay Ivey on Thursday announced a $50 million grant program to support nonprofit and faith-based organizations who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Because of the burdens the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on taxpayers claiming the rehabilitation credit, the Internal Revenue Service today issued Notice 2020-58 (PDF) that provides additional relief to taxpayers in satisfying the substantial rehabilitation test.