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COCPA Offices Closed

Your COCPA team is working remotely to help you, so please be in touch via live chat or by phone, 303-773-2877. We’ll keep you posted on future office plans here and by email. Stay safe and healthy.

 

Colorado Board of Equalization Emergency Rules, April 9, 2020, Extend 2020 Filing Deadlines

Click below to download and read the latest rules from the Colorado Board of Equalization.

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IRS Grants Broad Relief on Due Dates, April 9, 2020

Click below to read the full text of Notice 2020-23.

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CDOR Extends Severance Tax Filing Deadline 30 Days

Read the full Executive Order from Governor Polis “ordering the temporary suspension of certain deadlines related to State severance tax and directing the Department of Revenue (DOR) to extend the same deadlines for one (1) month due to the presence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Colorado.”

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Colorado Businesses Have 30 Extra Days to Remit Sales Tax - Extension Defers Penalty and Interest

April 6, 2020

Click below to read the full press release from the Colorado Department of Revenue.

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Notice of emergency adoption of rules for the administration of the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act: new rule 5.7 concerning extension of filing deadlines

April 3, 2020

The Colorado Secretary of State temporarily adopted amendments to the rules for the administration of the Colorado Charitable Solicitations Act. New Rule 5.7 concerns extension of filing deadlines and is immediately effective.

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IRS Will Temporarily Accept Images of Signatures and Digital Signatures

March 30, 2020

Effective immediately, the IRS will begin temporarily accepting images of signatures (scanned or photographed) and digital signatures on documents related to the determination or collection of tax liability.

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From the IRS

In response to the national emergency and to protect our employees, America’s taxpayers, communities, and our partners, the IRS has temporarily closed all Taxpayer Assistance Centers and discontinued face-to-face service throughout the country until further notice. The IRS is continuing to process tax returns, issue refunds, and help taxpayers to the greatest extent possible. The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. For other information about the COVID-19 virus, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (https://www.coronavirus.gov) for health information. Other information about actions being taken by the U.S. government is available at https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus and in Spanish at https://gobierno.usa.gov/coronavirus. The Department of Treasury also has information available at Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know.

Additional News & Professional Updates

 

 

 

Paycheck Protection Program Updates

Paycheck Protection Program Update from AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon

AICPA Update on Paycheck Protection Program: Time for action and collaboration

  • Broad status on PPP process and firm role
  • Discuss lender and payroll data elements
  • Need for action and collaboration

U.S. House Approves Additional PPP Funding (April 23, 2020)

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation that will provide $370 billion in additional pandemic-relief funding for small business as part of a larger aid package.

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Events & Learning

E-Learning Opportunities

Our online learning options let you keep learning from anywhere. Find live or on-demand options in a variety of fields of study.

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COVID-19: Tax, Risk and A&A Web Events

Click below to browse and register for the latest web events on the tax, risk, and A&A impact of COVID-19.

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How to Navigate Bear Markets: The COVID-19 Crisis

On-Demand Learning

Worried about how the COVID-19 virus is impacting you or your clients’ investments and retirement plans? If so, tune in for our newest webinar, How to Navigate Bear Markets: The COVID-19 Crisis. Mark will guide you through a study of past great bear markets and the portfolio strategies that have weathered the storm the best.

NOTE: There is NO CPE for this recorded event.

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Chapter Event Notices

At this time, all COCPA Chapter events through May 2020 have been either cancelled or rescheduled. Check with your Chapter President to confirm the latest status of upcoming events.


 

COCPA Legislative & Regulatory Resources

Your COCPA is committed to representing the CPA profession at the local, state, and federal level. We work year-round to achieve the best possible legislative outcomes for the profession, and to represent you and your interests before the various boards and commissions that set regulatory standards for CPAs in Colorado.

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Peer Review Resources

The AICPA has provided resources and a list of potential options for firms impacted by recent travel restrictions and health concerns as it relates to peer review procedures. Click below to read more.

If you have questions about peer review during this time, please contact Jill Turner, COCPA Peer Review Coordinator, at jill@cocpa.org or by calling 303-741-8605.

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COCPA Connect: Ask questions and collaborate remotely with other COCPA members

COCPA Connect is available to members 24/7 from any device. Use our online discussion platform to ask questions, give answers, and stay connected during these unprecedented times.

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