COVID-19 resource center

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

At Wipfli, Our teams are ready to help you navigate the challenges of COVID-19 today and continue to strengthen your tomorrow.

Whether it’s help with PPP2 loans or setting a strategy for revitalizing your organization, we can help. Get more information and guidance in our articles below or contact us with your questions.


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American Families Plan proposes major changes, including tax reform

American Families Plan proposes major changes, including tax reform

Wipfli’s American Families Plan summary highlights the three main areas it seeks to change, plus the tax reform proposed to generate the revenue to do so.

Employee Retention Credit revamped under American Rescue Plan Act

Employee Retention Credit revamped under American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act made changes to the Employee Retention Credit. Learn about eligibility, wages that don’t qualify and more.

American Rescue Plan Act provides relief to higher education

American Rescue Plan Act provides relief to higher education, community colleges

ARPA for community colleges: New guidance outlines how higher education can use COVID-19 relief funds and provide aid to part-time, non-credit students.

American Rescue Plan Act makes two big changes to Affordable Care Act

American Rescue Plan Act makes two big changes to Affordable Care Act

The American Rescue Plan Act made big changes to the Affordable Care Act, including changes around ACA income limits and ACA premium subsidies.


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 the CARES Act and PPP loans impact business valuations

CARES Act relief programs have an impact on business valuations. What business owners need to know to inform estate planning and M&A decisions.

Should you outsource your accounting department?

Should you outsource some or all of your accounting functions? Maybe. Learn about the benefits of outsourcing accounting and how to get started.

Property tax could be used to prevent or ease budget shortfalls — here’s what you can do about it

As local governments face a COVID-19-caused shortfall in tax revenues, many are looking at boosting property taxes to make up the loss. Here’s what you can do.

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.

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Stimulus funding and legislation

Employee Retention Credit revamped under American Rescue Plan Act

The American Rescue Plan Act made changes to the Employee Retention Credit. Learn about eligibility, wages that don’t qualify and more.

The American Rescue Plan Act updates the Shuttered Venue Operator Grant program with additional funding and PPP2 interplay

The American Rescue Plan Act allocates $1.25 billion in funds to the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program and allows organizations to receive a PPP loan.

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will impact you

The American Rescue Plan Act contains many impactful provisions, including the recovery rebate, unemployment extension, excess business loss limitation and more.

Employee Retention Credit: The impact of Notice 2021-20 on 2020 941s and income tax return filings

Notice 2021-20 formalizes Employee Retention Credit FAQs and provides guidance based on changes made by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021.

Employers given additional flexibility for FSAs and dependent care assistance programs

Employees have been concerned about FSA rollover abilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now employers can provide greater flexibility for 2021 and 2022.

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Cybersecurity and technology

Delivering virtual counseling services

Wipfli helped ERC: Counselors & Consultants customize video conferencing to deliver mental health video counseling services during COVID-19.

Combat rising fraud with strong internal controls

Eight ways to create strong internal controls and prevent fraud and financial crime in the wake of 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.

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.

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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

How the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 will impact you

The American Rescue Plan Act contains many impactful provisions, including the recovery rebate, unemployment extension, excess business loss limitation and more.

How individuals are impacted by the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021

The Consolidated Appropriations Act contains several provisions that impact individuals, from tax credits to the $600 recovery rebate.

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.

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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.

Wipfli is here to help with your finance, tax, technology and strategy needs.

Fill out the form to receive more information about PPP loan eligibility, opportunities to invest in your future and other advisory services. This is not a loan application, just a way to gather information to prepare to work together.

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COVID-19 legislation

Gain insights on the latest in stimulus funding and PPP.

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