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Coronavirus global resources

Our Coronavirus/COVID-19 global page is a collaboratively developed resource from our accounting and law firm members aimed at helping each other and assisting local clients and clients with international offices and business activities. We realise many organisations' ability to meet financial commitments and tax deadlines, pay their staff and generate income will be impacted during this time, so we want to help by providing regularly updated information on:

  • The regulatory and financial support being offered by governments across the world such as subsidies, tax cuts, tax deadline postponements, protection shields, etc. 
  • How to navigate specific employmentlegal and tax challenges
  • Remote working and working from home best practice. 

Our member firms are ready to help businesses and their people at this difficult time for the world.  Please contact me personally at any time (giles@alliottgroup.net) or our member firms directly, we are here to help. 

Giles Brake, COO, Alliott Group

Alliott Group international alliance COO, Giles Brake

Giles Brake, COO, Alliott Group

LEGAL & TAX INSIGHTS

Legal insights

AUSTRIA

Balance sheet issues - changes to the Accounting Act in Austria
Update by BMA Brandstätter Rechtsanwälte GmbH and DDr. Gerhard Altenberger, Austria (16 April)

Legal developments in Austria in light of the coronavirus crisis
Update by BMA Brandstätter Rechtsanwälte GmbH Austria (7 April)

BELGIUM

The impact of Coronavirus on commercial agreements (Belgian law perspective)
Update by Seeds of Law, Belgium (21 March).

GERMANY

Overview of the impact of COVID-19 (German perspective)
Update by Audalis, Germany (30 March)

INDIA

COVID-19 Legal updates and resources centre
Frequent updates by King Stubb & Kasiva, India (7 April)

State-Wise Applicability of ‘Force Majeure’ Clauses in India Amidst Outbreak of Covid-19
Update by King Stubb & Kasiva, India (29 March)

Force majeure and coronavirus: Frequently asked questions (Indian law perspective)
Update by LexCounsel, India (19 March). 

JAPAN

COVID-19 - legal updates in Japan
Update by Spring Partners, Tokyo, (22 April)

MEXICO

COVID-19 - Plans to resume activities in Mexico
Update by Vazquez, Tercero & Zepeda, Mexico (10 Aug)

COVID-19 - Changes to essential activities in Mexico
Update by Vazquez, Tercero & Zepeda, Mexico (5 May)

COVID-19 - measures addressed in response to the pandemic
Update by Vazquez, Tercero & Zepeda, Mexico (7 April)

UK 

COVID-19 and Frustration
Update by Ellisons, UK (23 April)

COVID-19 and the impact on you
Dedicated resource centre as updated by Sherrards, London (9 April)

Coronavirus and Employment Law - FAQ's for Employers
Update by Ellisons, UK (6 April)

What does Coronavirus mean for landlords and tenants?
Update by Sherrards, London (30 March)

The practicalities of furloughing employees (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme)
Update by Sherrards, London (27 March)

COVID-19 and Directors Duties (for UK businesses)
Update by Sherrards, London (26 March). 

Covid-19: What the new measures introduced by the Government mean for businesses and employees.
Update by Sherrards, London (26 March).

COVID-19 and force majeure (English law perspective)
Update by Ellisons, East of England (20 March)

USA

Emergency relief measures relating to intellectual property rights 
Update by Masuda Funai, Chicago (8 April)

Coronavirus contractual defences including Force Majeure 
Update by Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe, New York (2 April)

Response to COVID-19 - support and advice including latest relief programs for small businesses
Frequent updates by Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe, New York (30 March)

Response to COVID-19 - support and advice
Frequent updates by Hahn Loeser & Parks, Cleveland (30 March)

Real estate considerations and COVID-19
Update by Masuda Funai, Chicago (21 March).

ZIMBABWE

COVID-19 and the pressures of administering Pension Funds - guidance for trustees
Update by Muvingi & Mugadza, Zimbabwe (4 May)

Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on performance under contract law
Update by Muvingi & Mugadza, Zimbabwe (4 May)

You can read more updates by going to Muvingi & Mugadza's COVID-19 resources centre here.

 

Tax insights

AUSTRALIA

Commercial leasing code of conduct for SMEs during COVID-19
Update by Baumgartners, South Australia (9 April)

Pension requirements halved - superannuation measures put in place
Update by Allan Hall, Sydney, Australia (2 April)

BELGIUM

Secondees - update on Belgian withholding tax obligations
Update by Tax Consult, Belgium (27 April)

COVID- 19 Government support for firms affected by Coronavirus  (Belgian perspective)
Update by Tax Consult, Belgium (24 March)

Deferral of two months granted for the payment of VAT and withholding Tax (Belgian tax perspective)
Update by Tax Consult, Belgium (24 March)

CANADA

Support and advice for small businesses 
Update by Prasad & Company Accountants, Canada (8 April)

GERMANY

Tax Administration Responses to COVID-19: Measures Taken to Support Taxpayers(global perspective)
Update by Actis, Germany and OECD,Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (6 April)

GUERNSEY

Economic substance requirements and the impact of COVID-19
Update by Dixcart Trust Corporation, Guernsey (April 16)

NEW ZEALAND

COVID-19 Tax Measures and Alert Levels
Update by Alliott Group New Zealand (April 16)

THE NETHERLANDS

Outline of support measures available to entrepreneurs
Update by Borrie Accountants, The Netherlands, Belgium (7 April)

SWITZERLAND

What to consider as an entrepreneur (Swiss perspective)Frequent updates by Provida, Switzerland (6 April)

UK

COVID-19 and the consequences for tax residency and domicile
Update by Sherrards Solicitors, London (5 May)

COVID-19 Information Quick Find
Ongoing updates by Alliotts, London (27 April)

COVID-19 VAT and Tax deferral
Update by Alliotts, London (27 April)

COVID-19 MTD (Making Tax Digital) for VAT delayed for 12 months
Update by Alliotts, London (27 April)

COVID-19: Support for UK businesses impacted by Coronavirus from HMRC, the UK Government and Companies House
Update by Smith Cooper, Midlands (23 March)

Coronavirus: Government support for businesses paying sick pay to employees
Update by Ellisons, East of England (20 March). 

USA

Tax deadline extensions and IRS relief following Coronavirus outbreak
Updated regularly by SobelCo, New Jersey 

Tax filing deadline extended to July 15
Update by Walter & Shuffain, Boston (17 March).  

Multi-Jurisdiction

What to do if you have to stay in a country due to unforseen circumstances, including a pandemic
Update by Dixcart Management (16 April)

 

UPDATES ON NATIONAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORT

AUSTRALIA

Latest stimulus measures put in place by the Australian Government
Update from Allan Hall, Sydney, Australia (2 April)

Support measures introduced by the Australian Government to help businesses cope with the coronavirus crisis
Update from Baumgartners, South Australia (30 March)

BRAZIL

Latest measures put in place by the Brazilian Government
Update from Zancan, Almeida e Silvera (16 April)

BELGIUM

Support measures introduced by the Belgian Government to help businesses cope with the coronavirus crisis
Update from Seeds of Law, Belgium (20 March)

Impact of Belgian Government Coronavirus measures on employment and employers
Update from Seeds of Law, Belgium (19 March)

CANADA

Relief measures for small business owners and essential workers
Update by Prasad & Company, Canada (28 April)

Canada emergency wage subsidy CEWS information
Update by Prasad & Company, Canada (24 April)

More Government Announcements - CEBA & CECRA
Update by Prasad & Company, Canada (17 April)

Government programmes and HR related information in response to COVID-19
Update by Prasad & Company, Canada (8 April)

GERMANY

Coronavirus stimulus relief packages (German perspective)
Update by Actis, Germany (2 April)

Emergency Aid for the self-employed (German perspective)
Update by Audalis, Germany (2 April)

GREECE

Financial aid for businesses
Update by Kleopas Alliott Business Consultants, Athens Greece (6 April)

HONG KONG

Retail sector subsidy scheme 
Update from Lawrence Cheung CPA, Hong Kong (24 March)

INDIA:

Steps taken by the Indian Government during COVID-19
Update from BMC Support and Accounting Services, Bangladesh ( 4 May)

MALTA

Government response in Malta to COVID-19
Update from Dixcart Management, Malta (16 April)

NEW ZEALAND 

New Zealand Government announces $12.1billion business continuity package to assist businesses through COVID-19
Update by Alliott NZ, New Zealand (17 March)

SWITZERLAND 

Swiss Government imposes urgent measures to support businesses during COVID-19
Update by Guggenheim Associates, Switzerland (16 April)

UK 

Extension to the coronavirus job retention scheme
Update and blog by Alliotts, London (3 June)

Extension to the seiss government support for the self employed
Update and blog by Alliotts, London (3 June)

Coronavirus large business loan scheme
Update by Alliotts, London (27 April)

Business support for start ups, scale ups and companies driving innovation
Update by Alliotts, London (27 April)

COVID-19 HMRC Guidance for Corporation Tax impact of Coronavirus
Update by Alliotts, London (27 April)

Coronavirus update for UK Employers
Update by Ellisons, UK (23 April)

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) Update
Update by Ellisons, UK (23 April)

Panel Q&A session on Government support available
Experts at Alliotts, London, answer your main concerns in a recorded video (8 April)

Loan funding update - Coronavirus Business Interuption Loan Scheme (CBILS)
Update by Ellisons Solicitors (6 April)

UK Government funding and support for SMEs during COVID-19
Frequent updates by Alliotts, London.

USA

Overview of SBA Loans under Paycheck Protection Provision of CARES Act
Update by Farkouh, Furman & Faccio, New York (2 April)

US President signs Coronavirus relief bill
Update by Masuda Funai, Chicago (19 March)

Highlights of Tax Relief in the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security Act (CARES Act) Senate Bill (H.R. 748)
Update by Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe, New York 

Financial business support for small businesses impacted economically by COVID-19
Updated regularly by SobelCo, New Jersey

WEBINARS:

Tuesday 9 June at 1pm BST

Personal tales from the Wild side part 2: More insights from across the globe plus a focus on navigating through the COVID-19 crisis to prepare for the new normal. For more information and to see the recording please click here.
Update by IBA Law Firm Management Committee with Paul Marmor of Sherrards Solictiors and Ning Zhu of Change Bridge Partners.

Litigation remedies during COVID-19
Update by Sherrards Solictiors, London, UK (5 May)

Furloughed during COVID-19
Update by Alliotts, UK (27 April)

UPDATES FROM GOVERNMENT BODIES

Tackling COVID 19 - global response
OECD - Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (6 April)

TIPS ON REMOTE WORKING, WORKING FROM HOME & OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES

Staying positive during Covid-19
Drawing inspiration from Prasad & Co's #AloneTogether & #StrongerTogether concepts, Canada (4 May)

Online scams to be aware of during COVID-19
Update from XE Foreign Exchange Solutions (16 April)

Best practices for working remotely
Update from XE Foreign Exchange Solutions (16 April)

Coronavirus - what you need to know as an employer
Update from Allan Hall, South Australia (2 April)

Support for employers who have home workers
Update from Baumgartners, South Australia (30 March)

How to run virtual team meetings
Update by Mark Thomas, Glass Box Thinking 

 

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