COVID-19 resource center

Information to help you respond, recover and revitalize in the wake of the coronavirus

At Wipfli, the health and safety of our community — clients, event attendees and associates — is our highest priority. As is helping you navigate the turmoil of COVID-19 today and continue to strengthen your tomorrow. 

During this time, we’re monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and sharing the most up-to-date information, guidance and support in our articles below.

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IRS extends and expands qualified opportunity fund relief with Notice 2020-39

Four bipartisan bills you can expect to see in 2020 or early 2021

From an infrastructure bill to COVID-19 stimulus, there are four big pieces of legislation you can expect to see in 2021, regardless of who wins the election.

Fraud and cybercrimes exploding during COVID-19

Fraud and cybercrimes exploding during COVID-19

Organizations need to brace themselves for the explosion of fraud to only get worse. In a recent survey, 68% of anti-fraud professionals have seen crime go up, and 93% expect it to climb more in the next year.

Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

SBA announces loan necessity questionnaire for PPP loans $2 million and up

An SBA questionnaire related to the economic uncertainty certification for PPP loans $2 million and up will be coming to forprofit and nonprofit borrowers.

3 ways to address and prevent employee burnout

3 ways to address and prevent employee burnout

The stress of 2020 has organizations concerned about employee burnout — for good reason. Find out how you can address or even prevent it.


Managing disruption

The future of business in a post-pandemic world

Business planning is needed for travel, workplace, and supply chain as the economy reopens.

How COVID-19 has changed how we measure success

How to shift performance measures to accurately evaluate organizational health after COVID-19.

Shifting from timelines to trigger events for planning during COVID-19

The fundamentals of your strategic plan are still valid – but not the schedule. Learn how to ditch deadlines and switch to trigger-based strategic planning with COVID-19 recovery efforts.

Welcome to the New Normal: How COVID-19 has changed us

Welcome to the New Normal: Five business fundamentals to assess after COVID-19.

Resiliency: Making the shift from crisis management to future thinking

There is a temptation to take things day by day and dwell in a more reactive mode, or even wait out times of uncertainty until they are clearer, however a long-term vision and resiliency remains critical.

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Your workforce

3 ways to address and prevent employee burnout

The stress of 2020 has organizations concerned about employee burnout — for good reason. Find out how you can address or even prevent it.

COVID-19 legislative updates on cafeteria plans, FSAs, HSAs, HRAs and HDHPs

The federal government has made several healthcare changes in the past six months related to cafeteria plans, HSAs, FSAs, HRAs, HDHPs and more.

How Wisconsin employers can get relief from benefit charging

Wisconsin employers may qualify for relief of unemployment insurance benefit charging if their employees were laid off due to COVID-19.

4 ways to manage employees — and their goals — while meeting your organization’s changing needs

When it comes to managing employee goals, as well as meeting their needs, these four tips can help your organization adapt to the new normal.

Take remote work to the next level

Now is the time to redefine your company’s remote work policies and approach.

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Financial strategies

How cash flow planning can help your business grow

Do you know what your cash flow will look like in 6 months? What about next week? We’re breaking down the importance of FP&A.

COVID-19 Funding: Do I need a Single Audit?

Do you need a single audit because of COVID-19 funding? Find out.

The true test of your FP&A capabilities

To put their organization in the best position to recover from COVID-19, finance teams should focus on these three financial planning and analysis activities.

How COVID-19 has changed us

Welcome to the New Normal: Five business fundamentals to assess after COVID-19.

SALT insights: COVID-19’s impact on property tax assessments

With COVID-19 causing significant economic losses, businesses may be looking to reduce their 2020 property tax assessment.

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Stimulus funding and legislation

IRS issues guidance on disallowing PPP-funded expenses for 2020 tax year

The IRS has released Revenue Ruling 2020-27 on deducting PPP expenses.

IRS issues guidance on when a taxpayer can deduct PPP-funded expenses

Revenue Procedure 2020-51 provides a safe harbor rule on when a taxpayer can deduct expenses funded with a PPP loan.

Four bipartisan bills you can expect to see in 2020 or early 2021

From an infrastructure bill to COVID-19 stimulus, there are four big pieces of legislation you can expect to see in 2021, regardless of who wins the election.

SBA announces loan necessity questionnaire for PPP loans $2 million and up

An SBA questionnaire related to the economic uncertainty certification for PPP loans $2 million and up will be coming to forprofit and nonprofit borrowers.

COVID-19 legislative updates on cafeteria plans, FSAs, HSAs, HRAs and HDHPs

The federal government has made several healthcare changes in the past six months related to cafeteria plans, HSAs, FSAs, HRAs, HDHPs and more.

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Cybersecurity and technology

Fraud and cybercrimes exploding during COVID-19

Organizations need to brace themselves for the explosion of fraud to only get worse. In a recent survey, 68% of anti-fraud professionals have seen crime go up, and 93% expect it to climb more in the next year.

Want to downsize your office space post-COVID-19? Consider these technology questions first

Office move logistics can be complex, especially if you’re looking to downsize your office space post-COVID-19 and have more employees work remotely.

Rethink technology for remote work after COVID-19

As more companies embrace a long-term remote workforce, remote work technology plays a key role in shaping effective communication and collaboration.

It’s time for your business to take e-commerce seriously

E-commerce has been trending up for years but with COVID-19 it’s become more critical. Here's some quick experiments you can run to see how ready you are.

Making tough decisions during COVID-19: How consolidating your business view can help

With COVID-19, tough business decisions abound. Are you making them using data? How fresh are your numbers? Use data integration to get real-time data.

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Working remotely

Take remote work to the next level

Now is the time to redefine your company’s remote work policies and approach.

4 steps to a safer reopening

Workplace safety must come first as businesses start reopening. These 4 steps can help.

How to recruit, manage and retain virtual team members

How to adapt HR practices to successfully recruit, manage and retain virtual employees.

Preparing to return to work in uncertain times

For employers, returning to work brings a whole host of considerations. We’ve put together questions to ask and steps to take.

How behavioral assessment tools can help you manage remote teams

Behavioral assessment tools can help managers lead teams through unprecedented challenges caused by COVID-19.

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Personal finance

SALT insights: COVID-19’s impact on property tax assessments

With COVID-19 causing significant economic losses, businesses may be looking to reduce their 2020 property tax assessment.

IRS says expenses funded by forgiven PPP loan amounts are non-deductible

PPP tax deductions news: The IRS announced that expenses paid from forgiven PPP loans will not be deductible for income-tax purposes.

How the CARES Act can help CRE business owners protect their personal finances

The CARES Act can help construction and real estate business owners protect their personal finances in a variety of ways. We’ve put together four strategies.

How the CARES Act affects individuals and families

The CARES Act includes items to help individuals get recovery checks, access retirement account funds, deduct more charitable donations and cover healthcare related to COVID-19.

How opportunity zones are impacted by COVID-19

As of April 1, 2020, the over two dozen governors — plus Puerto Rico, Guam and the District of Columbia — have made either Emergency or Major Disaster declarations related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Navigate the impact of coronavirus

The rapid spread of COVID-19 has the ability to hit every component of your business or organization. And the uncertainty of the situation can feel overwhelming as circumstances are constantly shifting.

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