Federal and State Updates Regarding COVID-19

by WSCPA | Jan 19, 2021

Updated January 19, 2020

State & Local

  • Governor Inslee issued a "Stay at Home, Stay Healthy" order for Washington on March 23 at 5:30 pm. Financial services are categorized as "essential". Learn more about the Governor's  announcement and the list of "essential services."

Department of Revenue

City of Seattle

City of Bellevue

City of Tacoma

Pierce County Connected: COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Washington State Board of Accountancy

  • The Board of Accountancy will hold its next regular Board meeting Friday, January 29th, 2021 beginning at 9:00 a.m. virtually through Microsoft Teams. 
  • The Washington State Board of Accountancy office will be closed on the following days: July 20, August 24, September 28, October 12, November 2, 2020.

Office of the Washington State Auditor


Internal Revenue Service


Small Business Administration | Paycheck Protection Program

  • NEW Procedural Notice - Paycheck Protection Program Excess Loan Amount Errors (SBA) (Jan 15)
  • NEW Procedural Notice - PPP Borrower Resubmissions of Loan Forgiveness Applications Using Form 3508S, Lender Notice Responsibilities to PPP Borrowers, and Offset of Remittances to Lender for Lender Debts (SBA) (Jan 15)
  • NEW How to Calculate Maximum Loan Amounts for First Draw PPP Loans and What Documentation to Provide - By Business Type (SBA) (Jan 17)
  • NEW Guidance issued for PPP first-draw loan increases, reapplications (Journal of Accountancy) (Jan 14)
  • NEW SBA Re-Opening Paycheck Protection Program to Small Lenders on Friday, January 15 and All Lenders on Tuesday, January 19 (Department of Treasury) (Jan 13); PPP application dates announced (Journal of Accountancy)
  • NEW PPP application forms released (Journal of Accountancy) (Jan 11)
    • Form 2483 – Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form (SBA)
    • Form 2483-SD – PPP Second Draw Borrower Application Form (SBA)
  • NEW New PPP guidance issued by SBA, Treasury (Journal of Accountancy) (Jan 7)


Additional Resources

WSCPA Coronavirus Resources:

AICPA Coronavirus Resource Center

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) IN THE WORKPLACE: Legal and Regulatory Considerations

US Small Business Administration

National Governors Association 

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