Coronavirus Resources & Information

As news of the coronavirus – also known as COVID-19 – continues to develop, OSCPA wants to provide this information for you in one convenient location. We hope this will help keep you, your organization and those you serve safe and healthy.

Should OSCPA cancel a live learning event, your registration fees are fully refundable.

2020 Stimulus Bill & COVID-related Learning

2020 Stimulus Bill: Tax Provisions You Need to Know NOW - a series of live and rebroadcast webcasts that unpack the details of the stimulus legislation.

COVID-19: Business and Individual Tax Provisions

COVID-19: Loan Provisions and Forgiveness Update

Financial Accounting in a COVID-19 World

Join OSCPA in the Coalition to Stop the Spread.

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Read the OSCPA Back-to-Work Guide

Apply now for the Paycheck Protection Program

Latest COVID-19 News:

  • Oct 19, 2020

    AICPA seeks IRS guidance on employee retention credit

    The AICPA has submitted a letter to the IRS requesting guidance on the employee retention credit provisions included in the CARES Act.
  • Oct 15, 2020

    How KeyBank is making the transition back to work as safe as possible

    In the early days of COVID-19, when the world went into lockdown, there were still a select few essential workers whose jobs required them to go into the office. Since then, Brian Lawhead has made it his primary responsibility to protect those who have been working in the corporate office at KeyBank.
  • Oct 09, 2020

    Treasury simplifies PPP loan forgiveness

    A new interim final rule final rule provides new guidance on forgiveness and loan review processes for PPP loans of $50,000 or less.
  • Oct 08, 2020

    Perspective: What it’s like to be in college during the coronavirus pandemic

    If someone had told me that my senior year of college at Xavier University would involve Zoom classes and wearing masks all around campus, I would not have believed them.
  • Sep 17, 2020

    A look inside the restaurant industry during the pandemic: Part 2

    Although businesses have cautiously adjusted to the coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the memories of spring and businesses temporarily closing are still fresh.
  • Sep 10, 2020

    A look inside the restaurant industry during the pandemic: Part 1

    While no industry has gone untouched by the pandemic, restaurants are among the sectors that have been hit hardest. That so many are finding ways to stay in operation speaks to the resourcefulness and skills of the industry’s people, said Dustin Minton, CPA, director of client services at GBQ.
  • Sep 03, 2020

    Poll respondents: Don’t cancel fall sports

    This time last year, nobody would have believed it if someone said a deadly virus was going to take over the world and disrupt our way of living. But so far 2020 has brought on the transfer to remote work, social distancing, sports cancellations and so much more as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Sep 03, 2020

    August top ten: IRS guidance leads August’s top content

    OSCPA members in August enjoyed reading about IRS guidance on PPP loans, payroll tax deferrals and balance-due notices, with these stories ranking one, two and three in our top 10 list of content for the month. In addition, readers took interest in volunteering on Election Day, our Statehouse update and, of course, pandemic-related content.
  • Sep 02, 2020

    Critical COVID lawsuit immunity for businesses passes, awaits Governor’s signature

    After months of lobbying by OSCPA and thanks to the leadership of House Speaker Bob Cupp, Senate President Larry Obhof and other key legislators, the Ohio Legislature this week passed critical legislation – House Bill 606 – that will provide civil immunity for businesses and health care entities for actions taken during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Aug 28, 2020

    AICPA offers disaster recovery resources

    Because we’re reaching peak fire and hurricane season across the country – not to mention for “2020 reasons” – here is a reminder about AICPA disaster recovery resources.
  • Aug 28, 2020

    IRS issues guidance on payroll tax deferral

    The notice allows employers to defer withholding on affected employees’ compensation during the last four months of 2020, then withhold those deferred amounts during the first four months of 2021.
  • Aug 27, 2020

    Quick poll results: Have you or has anyone you know had COVID-19?

    We’re now more than halfway through 2020, and it’s no secret that we’ve spent most of the year worrying – justifiably – about COVID-19. In fact, most respondents to our quick poll last week said they know someone who has had the illness.
  • Aug 20, 2020

    Ohio CPA survey: Pandemic disruption widespread

    Almost all Ohio Certified Public Accountants have experienced a disruption to their business as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent survey conducted by independent research group Avenue M on behalf of The Ohio Society of CPAs and 17 other state CPA societies.
  • Aug 20, 2020

    PODCAST: Landing your dream job during the pandemic

    Job searching has always been difficult, but COVID-19 has made it more-so. This week’s "State of Business" podcast features two experts from Ohio Wesleyan University’s Career Center who say there are effective ways to find a job in a virtual environment.
  • Aug 20, 2020

    How to thrive during COVID-19 and plan for a successful post-pandemic future

    As organizations consider how the pandemic will impact their business for the remainder of the year, one business consultant urges companies to think and plan strategically.
  • Aug 06, 2020

    Town Hall: Statehouse update

    State Rep. Thomas West, D-Canton, shared insights on how the State Legislature is responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic during OSCPA’s July 30 Town Hall session.
  • Aug 06, 2020

    Additional guidance released on PPP

    The U.S. Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, has issued additional guidance addressing borrower and lender questions concerning forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans.
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