Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for Tax & Accounting Professionals

As you navigate the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across your business and with your clients, Wolters Kluwer is right by your side to help you stay up to date with tax and compliance changes and support your ability to work remotely. We will continually add resources as they become available. Sign up for email updates and follow us on social for the latest.

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U.S. Master Tax Guide® Special Edition

Updated to reflect recent regulations on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Relief Acts, Taxpayer First Act, the Secure Act, and more.

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> Get complimentary access to all COVID-19 research with CCH® AnswerConnect

Paycheck Protection Program: Everything You Need to Know


With hundreds of billions in loans given out to small businesses across the country, many business owners are pressing their tax advisors for information on the program. Visit our resources page for answers to all of your PPP questions.

  • How much can business borrow?
  • How do you qualify for loan forgiveness?
  • How can businesses use the money?
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Explanations & Analysis from CCH AnswerConnect


Internal Revenue Service

Comprehensive summary and explanations of all Federal COVID-19 relief efforts.

States

Stay up to date with state-by-state COVID-19 updates (updates regularly).

World

Track COVID-19 legislation and policies across more than 90 countries.

Tax law

In-depth explanations of the impact COVID-19 has on various clients.

Delivery professional

Download more than 20 pre-written client letters related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Tax Briefings

Our analysts break down COVID-19 legislation, with in-depth explanations and insights into the impact on tax professionals. See more on federal tax legislation.

Fact Sheet: Stimulus Checks

Recovery rebates will be advanced as immediate cash payments of up to $1,200 for eligible individuals, plus $500 for a qualifying child. Almost everyone is eligible , but there are some qualifications and prerequisites.

CARES Act

Explanation of the new legislation and the implications for tax professionals as it pertains to individual tax relief, business tax relief, and additional provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

SEC COVID-19 Guidance

The SEC issued an order that provides publicly traded companies with an additional 45 days to file certain reports. Download our SEC Guidance Tax Briefing for more about the guidance and what it means for you.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act

This special briefing provides an in-depth look at the new tax relief legislation and the impact it will have on tax professionals, including the new tax return deadline date, paid leave credits, IRS guidance and more.

Complimentary Access to COVID-19 Research with CCH AnswerConnect


In response to the rapidly changing tax landscape and the overwhelming need for information and resources, Wolters Kluwer is providing free access to all COVID-19 related content within our award-winning tax research platform, CCH AnswerConnect.

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Remote Work Solutions

The sudden shift to a work-from-home environment may not have been a welcomed one, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. Help your team navigate the new normal with these remote-friendly tools.

Digital File Exchange

Add a secure, client-friendly document portal

Secure Cloud File Storage

Add a document organizer your whole team can access

eSignature

Capture employee and client signatures digitally

Digital Project Management

Monitor due dates, manage projects, and map processes

Find the Right Remote Work Tools for You

Whether you’re a current Wolters Kluwer customer or using different software, a Solutions Consultant can help you find the tools you need to meet your remote work needs.
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COVID-19 Response Series: Working with Clients Remotely


Almost overnight, your clients’ needs have changed dramatically. For many firms, working with clients in an entirely digital way went from a being a long-term goal to an immediate need. From your clients’ perspective, it will be incumbent on you to make the necessary changes and meet their needs. Fortunately, there are changes you can make in the short-term that will provide lasting benefits.

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Additional Resources for Accounting & Audit Professionals


Audit Talks

Saville, Dodgen & Company discuss their adjustment to work-from-home mandate: working with clients, prioritizing work, and more […]

Professional working

Consider these tips if your team is working from home and using CCH® ProSystem fx® Engagement […]

Audit Talks

Listen as Melisa Galasso talks about special considerations that auditors must make during these unprecedented times […]

Additional COVID-19 Resources

Wolters Kluwer COVID-19 Statement

As the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve as a truly global problem, governments and healthcare organizations around the globe are issuing new guidance and measures every day. Our leaders and experts are engaged, we are 24/7 monitoring the latest information, and rapidly responding to latest developments and guidance. Our top priority is to protect the health and well-being of our employees and our communities, and at the same time continue to service our clients without interruption.

Our thoughts are with the people affected and the professionals working around the clock to help those most in need, including healthcare professionals responding on the front lines, and tax, financial, and legal professionals keeping our economies and communities running.

Continue to serve our clients

We recognize that customers rely upon us and may face an increased need to leverage our solutions to enhance their business continuity plans. We’re working to do our part at Wolters Kluwer by continuing to service our clients while providing additional support and service to further help them navigate these challenging times.
We’re making our expert solutions available to help our customers, partners, and communities. We also offer solutions to governments, hospitals, and clinicians that are dealing with the impact of the virus, including Health solutions like UpToDate, Lippincott Nursing resources, Audio Digest, and Ovid; CCH® AnswerConnect Tax Briefing; Enablon EHS solutions; Employment & Labor Law guidance for our Legal customers, and BOLD (Chinese legal database).

We are open for business

As of March 16, we have extended our work-from-home guidance to all employees globally as a precautionary measure and to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and communities, to help contain the spread of the virus. Our investment in digital infrastructures allow us to continue operating and progressing in line with our company values, while serving our highly engaged teams.

While we serve the needs of our clients remotely, our offices will remain open for critical functions. We will shift back to normal work patterns when possible and in line with governmental mandates and advice.

Cybersecurity Resources

With more and more people turning to remote work options in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity has never been more important.

In fact, Accounting Today reported that the IRS warned tax professionals Wednesday (3/18/20) of a new phishing email scam targeting them. The IRS is urging tax professionals to beware and follow some security steps to safeguard their clients and businesses.

The steps include:

  • Use the multifactor authentication option offered by tax prep software to protect accounts from unauthorized access.
  • Use strong password protections on all devices.
  • Never open suspicious emails, links and attachments that may carry malware.
  • Use strong security software and keep it updated.

We’ve pulled together more in-depth resources to help you navigate cybersecurity.

Fireside Chat: Cybersecurity Guidance from the IRS Security Summit

More than ever, tax preparers will need to stay educated and informed on measures that they can take to prevent fraud and security breaches. In this fireside chat, Shannon Bond, VP & Segment Leader for the Preparer Market and contributing member of the IRS Security Summit, shares insights on how to safeguard your clients’ information and stay informed on best practices when it comes to dealing with data breaches and identity fraud.

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Work from Home Cybersecurity: 7 Helpful Articles

A collection of articles with tips on how to help keep your system safe while you work from home.

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White Paper: Data Security in the Cloud vs. On-Premise

This white paper takes a detailed look at things you need to consider to adequately protect your firm and clients' data against digital threats, analyzing the differences between cloud-based and on-premise security.

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What Does Coronavirus Mean for Tax & Accounting Professionals?

As tax professionals, we need to respond to the recent coronavirus developments on multiple fronts: understanding the tax implications of tax and compliance changes related to the virus, and ensuring business can continue to function remotely. We’re here to help.

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