COVID-19 resources for accountants and tax professionals

Navigate the road ahead for your clients and business with the most recent and relevant COVID-19 news.

Latest updates (as of 5/12/21)


IRS guidance provides that amounts attributable to carryovers or an extended period for incurring claims on dependent care assistance programs for 2021 and 2022, are not taxable. Read more here


Changes to the Child Tax Credit will help many families receive advance payments starting this summer. Read more here


Tax credits available to small employers to provide paid leave to employees receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Read more here


The US Small Business Association (SBA), provides details about the Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF), established by the American Rescue Plan. RRF provides funding to help eligible restaurants, bars and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19. Read more here


State conformity to federal COVID-19-related tax provisions. Read more here


Section 9662 of the American Rescue Plan suspends the excess Advanced Premium Tax Credit (APTC) repayment requirement for 2020. Read more here


Unemployment compensation: If you have already filed Form 1040 or 1040-SR for 2020, you may not need to file an amended return (Form 1040-X) to figure the amount of unemployment compensation to exclude. Depending on your clients situation though, filing an amended return may still be a consideration. The IRS stated they will begin recalculating returns starting in May. Read more here


The IRS has announced that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. Read more here. Many state tax deadlines are also changing. Deadlines to make contributions to IRA’s and health savings accounts were also announced. See details here


Get essential insights on the American Rescue Plan for individuals here, and get them for businesses here.


The IRS provides guidance on the Employee Retention Credit for employers claiming the employee retention credit under the CARES Act and Relief Act. Read about first two calendar quarters for 2021 here. Learn about calendar quarters for 2020 here.


Guidance issued on tax relief on deductions for food or beverages from restaurants. Read more here


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