Dear Valued Clients and Friends,
First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are doing well, as the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to spread worldwide. The health and safety of our clients, colleagues and families are, and always have been, our top priority. All members of our Partner and Management groups are constantly following, and quickly adapting to, the CDC recommendations as they are issued. We value our employees and our clients, and specifically the long-term relationships we have developed throughout the years. We will continue to do everything possible to maintain it during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Providing premier client service is our ongoing objective. We have developed procedures, along with our emphasis on open communication, to ensure the highest standards of performance and efficiency, even at times of crisis as this COVID-19 pandemic evolves. Our Strategic Plan goals that we have achieved in recent years have positioned us very well to succeed in a time with possible business disruption. We have a strong IT infrastructure and a paperless system that gives us the opportunity to access files remotely from anywhere. Our current objective is to operate as if we are in the normal course of business, even if most, if not all, our People are working remotely from home.
Please note our current actions that are in place:
- In the best interest of our clients and employees and what we believe is socially responsible, effective immediately, we are canceling all client in-person meetings. We are asking clients to electronically submit their documents through the firm’s secure ShareFile server, or drop off documents at one of our offices, if necessary. Existing scheduled meetings can be conducted via telephone or video conferencing. Our staff will reach out to you to coordinate these meetings accordingly.
- The firm is postponing all business travel and client-office fieldwork until further notice.
- Most of our people are working remotely.
- We are constantly following the Treasury Department and IRS updates for possible relief to the taxpaying public, we are anticipating that due to volatile and unpredicted conditions there will be more filing extensions this year than in the past. The Franchise Tax Board has already automatically extended March and April filing deadlines until June 15th. We are yet to hear from the IRS on their plan.
Communication is essential and is quickly and immediately shared as events develop. Rest assured that should this situation continue to evolve; we are prepared to face and to take necessary steps to continue to protect our People and the business operations. We will communicate to all clients should there be an interruption to the firm’s operations.
We wish you and your families to be safe and continue to follow the CDC and WHO updates.
CDC Press Updates: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/t0309-covid-19-update.html
WHO COVID-19 Information Page: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Thank you for your ongoing dedication and business. We truly value our relationship. Should you have questions or concerns, our team is here for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist you in any way.
Mark Kruspodin, CPA/PFS