Coronavirus: Tips and Help for Individuals

 

CTCPA members: Join the Economic Relief Packages (PPP and More) Group to discuss the latest developments with your peers.

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​

 

Upcoming Professional Development

 


News

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CTCPA Member Ryan Sheppard featured on NBC-CT piece on PPP loan concerns
CTCPA member Ryan C. Sheppard, CPA, CFF, a partner with Knight Rolleri Sheppard CPAs, LLP, was recently featured on the NBC Connecticut piece...

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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.