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COVID-19 resources for businesses and employers

COVID-19 resources for employers

Organizations are facing a myriad of decisions and challenges with the rapidly changing landscape on COVID-19.

We have created and curated a list of helpful resources. We will continue to add resources as events unfold.

Tax and HR compliance alerts

ALERT: CARES Act: New options for retirement plan participants — April 3, 2020

The Act provides new benefits to retirement plan participants that meet COVID-19 eligibility requirements. Read about the new options.

ALERT: CARES Act: Relief for state & local governments — April 1, 2020

Title VI outlines appropriate use of funds for providing coronavirus aid, relief and economic security during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read about the Act.

ALERT: CARES Act: Paycheck Protection Program and other financing options — March 31, 2020

Act creates a new SBA Paycheck Protection Program to provide funding to qualified small businesses and certain non-profit organizations. Read about the Act.

ALERT: CARES Act to provide relief for individuals, businesses and other employers — March 27, 2020

Massive stimulus bill approved to address the financial and health care crisis resulting from COVID-19 pandemic. Read about the Act.

ALERT: New DOL updates on Families First Coronavirus Response Act — March 27, 2020

Department of Labor provides additional guidance for employers related to requirements of Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Read the new updates.

ALERT: OMB issues Single Audit extension due to COVID-19 — March 26, 2020

Memorandum provides short term relief for administrative, financial management and audit requirements for federal awards. Read on for additional details.

ALERT: Guidance issued on Families First Coronavirus Response Act — March 25, 2020

The Department of Labor issues limited guidance and additional resources following recent enactment of the Act. Read on for additional details.

ALERT: Kansas extends tax filings and payments — March 24, 2020

Executive Order extends tax filing and payment deadlines to July 15, but does not defer estimated tax payments. Read on for additional details.

ALERT: Latest information on federal and state extensions — March 23, 2020

Here is a recap on the latest information on federal and state filing and payment extensions. “New” information is highlighted as such in this communication. Of note, the IRS announced this weekend that any payment amount can now also be deferred. Read on for additional details.

ALERT: President signs Families First Coronavirus Response Act — March 20, 2020

Act includes important provisions designed to aid the economy, support individual financial stability and curb the spread of COVID-19. Read the alert now.

Webinars

Join AGH professionals for a review of key provisions from the CARES Act that could affect your organization's tax situation and ability to acquire financing to continue operations. Download the slides.

Join AGH professionals as they review the effects of these two acts on HR compliance, payroll, and employee benefits. The webinar will not address issues/questions related to business tax or government lending options. Download the slides.

AGH professionals will cover the implications of the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act and address questions from the audience. Download the slides.

AGH’s experienced professionals share best practices, real-life examples and address audience questions about COVID-19's effect on their organizations.

Client messages

As you likely have heard, Sedgwick County is now operating under a shelter in place order. As a professional services firm, we are considered an “essential business” and as such, remain open for business.

While a significant portion of our people are working remotely, we continue to have essential people on site during this time. We are well set up with our long-standing practice of utilizing technology, tools and processes that support remote work in order to provide our team with the ability to continue to effectively service clients and continue business operations.

Client meetings: While our office continues to be open, we are opting to limit in-person meetings in order to ensure the well-being of both our clients and employees. We are utilizing conference calls or other electronic communication tools as alternate solutions to remain in touch with you. If you need to schedule a meeting or think you need to visit our office, please contact your AGH advisor or call our main line at 316.267.7231.

Documents: Please submit documents to us electronically when possible, keeping in mind information security best practices. Contact your AGH professional to discuss the best option for electronic document submission. Alternatively, normal mailing or shipping remain an option as well.

Resources:Our professionals are closely following the COVID-19 situation as it evolves and are working to keep you informed about potential business and personal implications. Continue to check this COVID-19 Resource Page for updates and additional resources in the coming days.

Moving forward: As we monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation, we will continue to adapt our processes and keep you informed of changes that may impact you.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your AGH advisor.

Third-party resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
Interim guidance for businesses and employers

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Read what the CDC has to say.

Kansas Department of Health and Environment: COVID-19 resource center

The State of Kansas has created a resource center for individuals, businesses/employers and more. Access the resource center here.

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Risk management for Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Department of Homeland Security's CISA has issued a PDF to help executives think through physical, supply chain, and cybersecurity issues that may arise from the spread of COVID-19. Access the PDF here.