Coronavirus: Tips and Help for Individuals

 


The coronavirus pandemic is affecting everyone; we hope these resources and this information will be relevant and helpful to you and your family.


 

Reopening Connecticut

 

Maintaining Your CPA and CPA Exam 

  • CPE Deadline Extended to December 31, 2020 - In March, CTCPA reached out to the State Board of Accountancy to request an extension of the CPE credit deadline; we surveyed our members to determine whether Connecticut CPAs wanted additional time to earn their 40 hours of CPE, and if yes, how much additional time. We shared the information with the State Board of Accountancy, and they voted to extend the CPE deadline until December 31, 2020. Accordingly, CTCPA Professional Development Director Lisa Bugryn is reworking the education schedule to ensure that members have a selection of classes throughout the remaining calendar year that will address time and learning demands.
  • Prometric Testing Sites Reopened June 1 - Prometric resumed all testing for June 1; you can learn more about the restrictions and policies here.
  • CPA Exam Testing Window Extended for Candidates - Prometric resumed testing for the CPA Examination on May 1, 2020. Per the federal government, the CPA profession falls under “essential services.” NASBA had recommended State Boards of Accountancy extend NTS expiring between April 1 to June 30, 2020 with a blanket extension until September 30, 2020. The Connecticut State Board of Accountancy agreed with that proposal and approved that extension. They did word the vote in a manner to permit that extension to automatically get pushed back further, should NASBA modify its recommendation at a later date.
  • CPA Exam Credit Extension - All Connecticut Exam candidates with credit expiring April 1, 2020 - December 30, 2020 will be extended until December 31, 2020
  • NASBA Invokes Emergency Testing Period - The emergency testing period extends the 20Q2 CPA Exam testing window from June 10, 2020 to June 30, 2020.

 

Unemployment

If this has affected your employment and you need to file for unemployment, the Connecticut Department of Labor has extensive frequently asked questions here.

 

Legislation

 

Relief

 

Insurance​

  

 

News

COVID leaves Connecticut’s theater scene seeking a way forward
On March 16, as coronavirus cases first spiked in Connecticut, Goodspeed Musicals Production Manager Erica Gilroy walked through the East Haddam...
At 3% positive, CT reaches another dangerous COVID-19 milestone — and much faster than the last one
It took all summer and the first three weeks of fall for daily coronavirus infection test rates in Connecticut to climb back over 2%...
Colder than Antarctica in winter: super cooling concerns for the possible first COVID-19 vaccine
The race to create safe and effective vaccines against the coronavirus is facing another complex challenge: how to safely deliver tens of millions...
Governor Lamont Creates Program To Assist Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is creating the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and...
Connecticut sends COVID-19 distribution plan to CDC
Connecticut on Friday submitted a preliminary, ambitious plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for how the state would distribute...
Accountants shifting to more advisory services amid coronavirus
Accountants and tax professionals have been helping their small business clients deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic,...
Moving to a permanent or hybrid remote-working model?
With the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus prompting the largest “work-from-home” experiment in history, many companies are now turning...
Businesses Anxiously Await PPP Forgiveness
Thousands of Connecticut small businesses borrowed money to pay employees during the pandemic using a federal program that promised to forgive the...
1 In 4 Connecticut Residents Applied for Unemployment
Connecticut Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby announced Wednesday that his department has now received a million applications for unemployment since...
CT biz want $70M state grant program to stay afloat amid pandemic
A coalition of the state’s largest business groups representing a diverse set of industries submitted a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative...

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The coronavirus situation is changing everyday, and Governor Ned Lamont is issuing executive orders affecting Connecticut residents and businesses several times a week. For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit ct.gov/coronavirus.