PREPARER AND CLIENT NEEDS DURING THIS CHALLENGING TIME WITH COVID-19


We all know this is a challenging and difficult time and we want to help both the well-being of our staff and our clients.  It is of the utmost importance to us that we meet our staffing needs and our client needs with minimal interruption to our service.  In effort to adhere to the needs, we are asking our clients to work with us in using our technology to eliminate the need to meet in person.  For those who cannot use technology remotely, we are asking that we use the United States Postal service as means of getting information exchanged.
Our staffing professionals use technology daily which allows us to work remotely. Our ability to perform services necessary to meet your needs will not change in this remote environment.  We have the resources and the staff knowledge to ensure business continuity for our clients that may have employees out due to illness.  Most of our clients have already used our technology for means of sending and returning documents to meet deadlines. 
If you have not done so in the past, we will send you a link from our Share File program to send and retrieve information via our secured portal.  Please request the link if you should choose to use this method.
In addition to this portal, documents can be exchanged via email.  Our audit clients will continue to work with us via email and portal to exchange information. We prefer this method of exchange rather than mail for all audit client information.
The federal government is in the process of extending the due date for payment from April 15th to July 15th and California has extended the deadline as well.  For the IRS, the due date to pay, not to file has been extended and payment relief is based on total amount due.  We will make sure that the clients who cannot pay and file on time are put on extension meeting the filing requirements as originally planned. Although the IRS has not confirmed this on their website, we will continue to update our clients, and we will work efficiently and timely to meet all your accounting needs.
With this global pandemic, we are asking our clients to be respectful and protect themselves as well as others with this request.  Our defined action plan and procedures we have put in place will assist in maintaining continuity we need to help with the deadlines.
If you have any questions or need any assistance of any kind, please contact us.

Thank you and be well.



 

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