COVID-19 Response & preparedness

COVID-19 Response & Preparedness


As we navigate the uncertain environment created by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, HBE continues to take measures to protect the health and safety of our employees, our clients, and the communities we serve. This includes efforts to ensure that we reduce the risk of spreading the virus in our workplace while also maintaining communication with our clients in an efficient manner.

We recognize the upheaval and uncertainty that you may be experiencing due to the effect of the coronavirus crisis locally, nationally, and globally. Our team is available and ready to help you and your business navigate these tough times. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

We will continue to provide updates on our response to the COVID-19 pandemic as they become available, or as adjustments become necessary to comply with public health guidelines.


Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan FAQs

May 29, 2020 – House Passes Bill to Provide PPP Forgiveness Flexibility 

May 21, 2020 – USDA Provides Details of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

May 20, 2020 – SBA Provides Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions

May 13, 2020 – Update on PPP Good Faith Certifications

May 12, 2020 – Next Steps for Approved EIDL Applicants

May 11, 2020 – Updates and New Guidance on SBA Disaster Relief 

May 5, 2020 – Ag Businesses Now Eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans & Grants

April 30, 2020 – SBA Clarification on PPP Qualifications

April 24, 2020 – Additional Funding for Federal COVID-19 Loan Programs

April 20, 2020 – Best Practices for Nonprofits Receiving COVID-19 Relief Funding

April 16, 2020 – Reminder of 2020 Tax Filing Due Dates

April 16, 2020 – SBA Communicates New Guidance on EIDL Advance

April 8, 2020 – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for Independent Contractors and Self-Employed Individuals 

April 2, 2020 – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

March 31, 2020 – COVID-19 Relief Options to get Money into Your Pocket | Summary of Small Business Emergency Financing

March 30, 2020 – 2020 Cares Act | What it Means for Business & Individual Income Tax

March 27, 2020 – COVID-19: Protecting Your Business in Times of Crisis | Small Business Financial Relief Options

March 25, 2020 – Webinar Recording | Coronavirus, Taxes, and the Workplace

March 23, 2020 – COVID-19 Action Plan for Business Owners | 10 Suggestions for Protecting Your Business

March 20, 2020 – U.S. Government Provides Coronavirus Relief | Treasury Provides Tax Relief & President Signs FFCRA

March 19, 2020 – Federal Aid Package Helps Individuals Affected by COVID-19

March 17, 2020 – Update on HBE Coronavirus Precautions | Changes to Office Access & Tax Information Transmission

March 13, 2020 – Potential 2020 Tax Filing Deadline Extension | No Change to HBE Filing Procedures or Timelines 

March 11, 2020 – HBE Coronavirus Response and Preparedness | Business Continuity, Onsite Services, and Tax Deadlines

Webinar Resources

COVID-19 Tax Reform, Response, and Updates on Disaster Relief
PPP Loan Forgiveness & EIDL Updates
May 20, 2020

COVID-19 Relief Provisions
April 3, 2020

Nonprofit Presentation

General Business Presentation