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As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to impact our communities, NCACPA is monitoring the situation closely and heeding the advice of the CDC and medical community so we can proactively address implications to our members at both federal and state levels.
If you have any questions, please email our Member Service Center.
We are all in this together.
To protect the safety of our attendees, speakers, and staff, we will not be holding any in-person events in 2020.
Conferences and seminars will transition to a virtual setting. If you previously registered for an in-person event, we will be contacting you with the option to receive a full refund or attend the virtual event which will not vary in cost from the in-person registration fee.
Learn how NCACPA is providing greater flexibility
- Cancellation fees for webcast and webinar programs have been altered to incur only when made less than one (instead of five) business days prior to an event.
- Transfers made in advance of a program will not result in additional fees.
- Registration fees for all online programs (on demand, webcast, and webinar) taking place between June 22, 2020–December 31, 2020, have been adjusted to match early bird fees for live programs (excludes Don Farmer programs).
We appreciate your continued patience as we make the safest decisions possible for our attendees and staff. If you have any questions, please email our Member Service Center.
- 9/18 NC Department of Revenue Launches Application Process for Extra Credit Grants
- 9/3 House & Senate Pass a $1 Billion COVID-19 Relief Funding Bill for NC
- 7/22 The Sales & Use Tax Division published the attached Notice: Additional 0.25% Local Sales & Use Tax Effective October 1, 2020
- 7/20 NCACPA received the attached notice from the NCDOR to assist taxpayers in understanding recent law changes
- 7/7 On July 2, 2020, Governor Roy Cooper signed HB 118 Liability Safe Harbor, expanding the immunity protections it created last month in response to COVID-19. Read a detailed summary of HB 118 here.
- 7/6 The NCDOR announced today that under a new law signed by Governor Roy Cooper last week, the state now follows a more favorable 7.5% itemized medical expense deduction threshold.
- On June 30, 2020, Governor Cooper signed HB 1080 (Session Law 202-58)
- 6/29 The NC General Assembly adjourned the 2019-20 session on June 26, passing two significant tax bills.
- 6/15 Reminder: State Tax Returns & Payments Due July 15
- 6/1 Tax Bill Advances in North Carolina General Assembly
- 5/22 at 5:00 pm, North Carolina moved into Phase 2
- 5/20 The NC State Board of CPA Examiners shared important news about the CPA Exam
- 5/7 NCDOR Notice Covering Laws Encompassed in Session Law 2020-3
- 5/7 Beginning Friday, May 8 at 5:00 pm, North Carolina will move into Phase One.
- 5/4 Joined by leaders of the NC General Assembly, Gov. Roy Cooper, signed two bipartisan COVID-19 relief bills providing more than $1.5 billion in emergency funding for critical expenditures related to public health and safety, educational needs, small business assistance, and continuity of state government operations.
- 4/28 Representatives filed House Bill 1039: COVID-19 Response Act–Economic Support which includes the following tax provisions as well as other changes to the State’s unemployment compensation laws and recommendations from the Division of Employment Security.
- 4/8 Property tax listing extensions (for July 15, 2020) are currently being granted by some individual counties via waiver request. Here is an example of a memo from Wake County.
- 8/12 New PPP Guidance Addresses Health Insurance, EIDL, & Other Issues
- 8/4 The SBA & Treasury have released additional PPP guidance
- 7/16 More Credits & Incentives Could Be Included in the Next COVID Relief Bill
- 7/13 NCACPA CEO Sharon Bryson Calls for Federal Relief
- 7/8 NCACPA received this important notice from the NC Department of Revenue regarding the enhanced medical and dental expense deduction, providing additional guidance to taxpayers who may now qualify to deduct medical and dental expenses.
- 6/30 The Department of Treasury & IRS Announced the July 15 Tax Filing & Payment Deadline Will Not be Postponed
- 6/24 IRS Finalizes Guidance for Section 199A Deduction for Shareholders of Regulated Investment Companies
- 6/17 SBA & Treasury Announce New EZ & Revised Full Forgiveness Applications for PPP
- 6/10 FASB OKs Two Standards & Delays Insurance Standard Amid Coronavirus
- 6/4 PPP Flexibility Act Passes in the Senate
- 5/26 NASBA CPA Exam Credit Extension Information
- 5/22 Treasury is Delivering Millions of Economic Impact Payments by Prepaid Debit Card
- 5/19 HEROES Act & PPP Support
- 5/19 The AICPA’s Revised PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator is Now Available
- 5/14 The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a COVID-19 GAGAS CPE Alert.
- 5/6 NCACPA requested both Senators Burr and Tillis cosponsor Bill S. 3612 to clarify the intent of the CARES Act regarding deductibility of PPP loan proceeds.
- 5/5 New Resource for Members | PPP Loan Forgiveness Services Matrix
- 5/1 NCACPA sent letters to North Carolina’s entire congressional delegation pushing for PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance
- 4/8 The AICPA is pressing Treasury for the reasonable request of broad filing season relief, calling for extensions of all filing and payment deadlines, e-signatures, estimated payment relief for second quarter payments, and more.
- 4/3 The AICPA’s Firm Services Team put together a statement on PPP applications
- 3/19 The Small Business Administration approved the request for North Carolina’s disaster declaration. Eligible applicants may apply for economic injury disaster loans (EIDLs).
The NCACPA COVID-19 Quick Pulse Survey found that the number one challenge facing most CPAs is ensuring the continued health and safety of employees. Additionally, nearly one in four CPAs indicated that resources to help manage stress would be most helpful to their firm, company, or organization.
To help you cope with newfound stress, NCACPA, has recorded a free Zoom video call lead by Julie P. Killion, MA, LCMHC, LCAS, NCC. Listen now: Coping During Covid-19: Mental Health & Wellness 101.
Science Says You Shouldn’t Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week—The Young CPA Cabinet wants to know what you’re doing to ensure overtime doesn’t equate to employee burnout. Join the conversation on Connect!
Is Your Firm Prepared for a Pandemic? (CPA Practice Advisor)
35 Questions for Coronavirus Planning (Journal of Accountancy)
Cybersecurity in a Time of Coronavirus (Accounting Today)
What are Companies’ Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus (Harvard Business Review)
Coronavirus Fraud: A Guide to Potential Schemes (NU Propety Casualty)
Global Map of Coronavirus Cases (Financial Management)
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Learn how to combat racism and bias that’s spreading with the Coronavirus.
- Combating Bias & Stigma Related to COVID-19
- Social Distancing is a Privilege
- Libraries Respond: Combating Xenophobia & Fake News in Light of COVID-19
- CDC: Reducing Stigma
Podcasts & Episodes:
- How Social Exclusion Can Lead to Social Inclusion (9 mins)
- The Relationship Between Social Isolation, Loneliness & Belonging (11 mins)
- Inclusivity in Difficult Times (15 mins)
- The Diversity & Inclusion of Healthcare (35 mins)
- Your Lack of Diversity is Showing Now More Than Ever (32 mins)
- Managing Culture in a Time of Crisis (33 mins)
COVID-19 Learning & Networking Options
As a means of protecting the safety of attendees, speakers, and staff, NCACPA is transitioning 2020 conferences to a virtual setting. If you are registered for an event that was impacted, a staff member will be in touch soon to discuss your options.
View virtual conference options:
NC State & Local Tax
With the gaining spread of COVID-19 across the nation, there’s an ever-growing need for protective face masks. Noticing the deficiency in supplies, NCACPA member Sabrina Cook, CPA, and her eight-year old daughter got to work making dozens of masks for the community.
Sabrina Cook and her daughter Josie are creating basic hospital masks using two sheets of cotton fabric. Sabrina’s inspiration for making the masks stemmed from social media where she saw her peers participating in the charitable craft. Reading controversial posts regarding the usefulness and need for masks in the medical community, she was torn. That is until Sabrina saw the responses from people in the medical community who urged commenters to continue supplying masks. They voiced their concerns about wearing the same masks all day and in some cases, reusing masks. Sabrina was quick to respond to this small white flag.