FICPA Coronavirus Resource Center

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On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global health emergency. Concern for member health and safety, airline restrictions, and travel warnings are affecting global business operations and conferences. These resources are compiled here to help you stay informed on this rapidly evolving situation. “Favorite” this page for latest information and resources.


Breaking News

CPE For Florida CPAs: The Florida Board of Accountancy approved emergency rule 61H1ER20-5 at its meeting on May 15, 2020 waiting the additional CPE hours required when a current active CPA uses the automatic extension process. This effectively moved the June 30, 2020 deadline for completing CPE requirements to December 31, 2020 with no additional hours required. A copy of 61H1-33.003 F.A.C. including the additional portion underlined text HERE. Visit DBPR Website for full information.

IRS CLOSES SERVICES: The IRS announced March 26 that due to staff limitations, its PPS line, e-services Help Desk line and the e-Services FIRE and AIR System help desks are closed until further notice. The Florida field office recommends making the first choice for questions and answers. 

The IRS is also temporarily suspending acceptance of new Income Verification Express Services (IVES) requests. “We are experiencing delays with existing IVES processing as well as CAF number authorizations. Practitioners with existing e-Services accounts and with client authorization can access the Transcript Delivery System to obtain prior-year transcripts.” advised IRS Senior Stakeholder Liaison Karen Russell. “Taxpayers should use Where’s My Refund? and Get Transcript, both common requests. Additionally, we are unable to answer any questions as yet on stimulus payments. Normal operations will resume as soon as possible.” Please check for updates,”


COVID-19 Resources By Topic

Advocacy and Tax Relief
The FICPA Governmental Affairs Department is advocating for our members and the CPA profession. We remain vigilant in our advocacy efforts on your behalf during the COVID-19 crisis.
The CARES Act - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act will allow banks to lend directly to business through the PPP. The loans are backed by the federal government through the Small Business Administration.
FICPA CPE COVID-19 Safety Plan
In order to remain informed about the ongoing situation at both the global and local levels, we are in constant communication with our facility and following CDC guidelines. Some changes you can expect include, but are not limited to the following ยป
FICPA CPE, Programs, Member FAQs
The safety and well-being of all our members, staff and vendors is of upmost importance, especially during the rapidly changing situation related to the spread of COVID-19. The FICPA is continually monitoring and is following CDC guidelines...
Peer Review
The AICPA recognizes that the ability to have your peer review, and any applicable corrective actions or implementation plans conducted by the due date(s) may be impacted.
IRS Tax Guidance & News
Updated Guidance & News for the IRS. The FICPA is closely monitoring any communication from the IRS and providing clarity to our members.
Government Resources & Other Expertise (COVID-19)
Search below for important Headlines plus State, Federal Agencies, and Expertise Links.
Statement From FICPA President/CEO Deborah Curry, CPA, CGMA
FICPA is here to assist you, our resilient members, through this unparalleled time. We are prepared to help you, your businesses, and your clients operate as smoothly as possible as the pandemic persists.



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