COVID-19

Coronavirus Resources and Information

COVID-19 Oregon Resources and Information

July 6, 2020 During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, OSCPA's top priority is the health and safety of members, guests, and staff as we prepare for the future. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide you with periodic updates via email, OSCPA Bridge posts, and publications.

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OSCPA Updates

CPE, meetings, and events remain virtual through February 28, 2021, to ensure safety.

  • All live CPE programming will be held via livestream webcast.
  • Committees and other volunteer groups will be meeting via Zoom web conference.

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Oregon Updates

July 28, 2020: Governor Kate Brown Releases School Health and Safety Metrics

July 22, 2020: Governor Brown Announces New Requirements for Face Coverings and Businesses to Stop Spread of COVID-19. 

July 13, 2020: Governor Kate Brown Announces New Requirements for Face Coverings, Limits on Social Get-Togethers to Slow the Spread of COVID-19. Effective Wednesday, July 15, Oregon’s face covering requirement will be expanded to apply to outdoor public spaces when six feet of distance cannot be maintained. Indoor social gatherings of more than 10 people will be prohibited.

June 30, 2020: Governor Brown extends COVID-19 State of Emergency. The order extends the Oregon's state of emergency an additional 60 days, until September 4, 2020.

June 30, 2020: Oregon Health Authority issued Statewide Mask, Face Shield, Face Covering Guidance

June 29, 2020: Governor Brown extends face coverings requirements statewide.

May 14, 2020: Governor Kate Brown issues Executive Order 20-25, detailing a phased approach for reopening Oregon’s economy.

May 6, 2020: Oregon Department of Revenue announces that PPP loans, EIDL advances, SBA loan subsidies not subject to CAT.

April 21, 2020: The Oregon Department of Revenue today announced an expansion of the types of tax returns for which filing and payment deadlines have been extended due to COVID-19. Director's Order 2020-02 (PDF) details further extensions for 2019 tax year filing and payment due dates for certain affected taxpayers as indicated in the order. 

March 27, 2020: City of Portland Revenue Division issued a release regarding certain tax program extensions, following the guidance provided from the Oregon Department of Revenue.

March 25, 2020: DOR News Release 3-25-2020 extension of tax filing and payment deadlines.

March 23, 2020: Governor Kate Brown issued a statewide Executive Order (PDF), ordering Oregonians to stay at home, closing specified retail businesses, and requiring social distancing. The order is in effect until ended by the Governor. Oregon is not establishing an "essential services" list. 

Oregon and Business Resources

Oregon Department of Revenue COVID-19 tax relief options

City of Portland COVID-19 Revenue Division Program Relief

Governor Kate Brown / State of Oregon COVID-19 Information and Resources

Prometric Test Centers − Uniform CPA Exam: COVID-19 Update Page

Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) Oregon Sick Time Rules / COVID-19 Facts

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Resource Page

Paychex Coronavirus Customer Support: FAQs and resources for businesses

Paychex Online Resource Center

COVID-19: National Resources & Information

March 23, 2020 Updates on federal/national COVID-19 relief, plus a selection of national information resources

National News and Federal COVID-19 initiatives:

July 4, 2020: President Trump signs 5-week PPP extension (Journal of Accountancy) The bill re-opens the application window for the Paycheck Protection Program until August 8, 2020.

June 5, 2020: Congress passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act.

June 3, 2020: FASB offers limited effective date delays on revenue recognition and leases standards (Source: FASB news release, June 3, 2020)

April 27, 2020: The AICPA has developed additional recommendations for CPAs as they navigate the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to assist clients. The recommendations focus on the firm-lender relationship in the PPP application process. 

April 3, 2020: Yesterday, the U.S. Small Business Administration issued interim final rule for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which makes available $349 billion in forgivable loans for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The PPP was created as part of the CARES Act which was enacted on March 27, 2020. (Journal of Accountancy 04/03/20)

March 27, 2020: Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act passed in the House of Representatives and was signed later in the afternoon. Journal of Accountancy (updated 03/27/20).

March 26, 2020: Yesterday, the U.S. Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act and the House is expected to approve the legislation on Friday. 

March 20, 2020:  According to a report from the Associated Press, Secretary Mnuchin said, "We are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15." Read the OSCPA email alert from OSCPA President/CEO Sherri McPherson.

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