What you need to know
Government relief for your business
Helping you navigate your business through COVID-19
Use our online tool to better understand government funding programs that could help your business.
Several relief efforts are available to businesses, families, and individuals affected by COVID-19, including employee retention credits, delayed employer payroll taxes, and more.
Paycheck Protection Program
You can access immediate funding for your small business through the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program forgivable loans.
Learn more about the Paycheck Protection Program
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
The federal government has dedicated tens of billions of dollars for paid sick and family leave, unemployment insurance, free COVID-19 testing, and other measures to help Americans impacted by the crisis.
Complete guide to FFCRA
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL)
The SBA is offering low-interest loans of up to $2 million to help businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing.
Taking care of your business
Documenting your policies
Communicate with your employees about key workplace issues and company policies using an employee handbook.
Business continuity planning
You can’t control unexpected situations that disrupt your business. But having a continuity plan in place may help you recover.
Learn more about Business Continuity Planning
Taking care of your people
It might be a good time to consider alternative employee pay options, including direct deposit and pay-on-demand.
Managing remote workers
Work-from-home setups can be a challenge for everyone. Consider some ways you can navigate remote working arrangements.
How Paychex is supporting customers
Includes answers around Paychex operations, general service information, who to contact, and more.
Processing payroll with Paychex
Questions and answers about running payroll, online options, and switching employee pay methods.
Paychex HR Services
Find answers to common benefits questions and how to find HR support to help your business through COVID-19.
Includes information about 401(k) relief under the CARES Act, retirement plan loans options, and more.
Health Insurance and workers' compensation
You may have questions about what’s covered as part of your Paychex benefits plan or insurance coverage during COVID-19. Review answers to some common questions.
Information for accountants
What information is available about how to calculate the tax credits that businesses might be eligible for under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act?
In collaboration with Paychex, Wolters Kluwer hosted a free two-credit CPE webinar that covered detailed computations of the credit calculations, as well as information on how to determine which of your business clients (employers and self-employed individuals) qualify. View for the recording (Note: the recording is not eligible for CPE credit). Also, feel free to access our Accountant Knowledge Center (AKC) for a free self-study course that is eligible for CPE credit.
How will COVID-19 impact business, accounting, and financial reporting?
In collaboration with Paychex, Wolters Kluwer will host an April 29 webinar that discusses the impact of business closures on a company's liquidity, the effects on accounting processes such assessment of collectability of accounts, the increase in cyber risks because of a large remote workforce, and more. Register now (Space is limited)
Where can accounting professionals get updated news on regulatory issues and legislative developments?
The Accountant Knowledge Center will have a special section dedicated to COVID-19 developed by Wolters Kluwer. The section will include:
Paychex News Tracker: This free daily email news feed will cover legislative and regulatory developments at the federal and state levels that impact businesses across the United States.
HR/Labor and Employment Payroll and Benefits Briefing: Continual briefings, available now, on key aspects of the stimulus package, including human resources, labor and employment law, and payroll benefits.
State and Federal Employment Law Compare: This innovative tool, due in mid-April, can help you quickly compare multiple state employment laws in an easy-to-read chart. You'll receive summaries and full text of state and federal employment laws, regulations, executive orders, and case law.
Key Facts and Figures Card: Available in electronic copy only at paychex.com after the finalization of the third piece of the stimulus package legislation, this valuable tool provides quick reference information such as tax rates and deduction information.
What if my clients or I have additional questions regarding COVID-19?
If you need more information about how to respond to COVID-19 and other disruptive scenarios:
- Contact your Paychex representative