Updates for exempt organizations (COVID-19)

Updates for exempt organizations (COVID-19)

Tax-related developments that may affect tax-exempt organizations affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are included in the following:


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  • IRS Appeals temporarily is accepting digital signatures (scanned or photographed) on documents related to consideration of a taxpayer’s case by Appeals, and accepting documents by email and is authorizing the transmittal of documents to taxpayers using SecureZip or other established secured messaging systems, through July 15, 2020. Read TaxNewsFlash

  • IRS Services and Enforcement employees are temporarily accepting documents by email and digital signatures on certain documents, and are also allowed to transmit documents to taxpayers using SecureZip or other established secured messaging systems, though July 15, 2020. Read TaxNewsFlash

  • KPMG reports about employer-related tax credits, deferrals, and efficiencies that encourage cash retention and provide additional benefits for employers affected by COVID-19:
    • Read an April 2020 report [PDF 949 KB] Employer-related liquidity—tax credits, deferrals, and efficiencies (COVID-19) 
    • Read a March 2020 report [PDF 151 KB] Compensation and benefits considerations in a troubled economy
  • A KPMG report provides, in table format, a summary of guidance from state and local jurisdictions with regard to extensions of time for filing returns and paying income, sales and/or other state taxes, or regarding penalty relief in light of COVID-19. This report is updated almost daily. Read the KPMG report [PDF 261 KB] last updated April 6, 2020.

  • Guidance from the U.S. Treasury Department and Small Business Association (SBA) concerns the “paycheck protection program” (PPP) that was established as part of “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” (CARES Act) (Pub. L. No. 116-136). The start date for applications for PPP from organizations was April 3, 2020.  Note that PPP is only available to tax-exempt organizations described in section 501(c)(3) (charitable organizations) or section 501(c)(19) (veterans organizations) that have 500 or fewer employees. 


For more information, contact a tax professional with KPMG’s Washington National Tax practice:

Ruth Madrigal | +1 202 533 8817 | ruthmadrigal@kpmg.com

Preston Quesenberry | +1 202 533 3985 | pquesenberry@kpmg.com

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