For our firm, it’s been a tax season unlike any other. But as we head into the month of May when business and life begins to gradually return to “normal,” we are optimistic. We hope you are, too.
The purpose of this communication is to update you on how we intend to navigate the next couple of months. Since the COVID-19 related limitations began in March, we’ve continued to serve our business and individual clients the best we could. Our goal is to continue that uninterrupted service to meet your tax and business service needs.
As the Governor starts to map out the path toward “Re-opening Ohio,” here a few things we’d like you to know:
Appointments in the office
Both our Salem and East Liverpool offices will begin accepting limited face-to-face appointments - with certain conditions. Both parties will need to wear face masks. The meetings will take place in the conference room at each of our locations, where we can better adhere to social distancing procedures. After each client meeting, the area will be sanitized.
Although we are beginning to accept these appointments, we still prefer clients to continue dropping off their information or be open to meeting via phone or sort video conferencing.
Paycheck Protection Program loans
If your business is receiving funds as part of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our CPAs to discuss the best ways to use that money. This is especially important because there are specific and complicated rules that dictate how the funds can be spent in order to have your loan forgiven later.
Tax season continues
As you may know, the tax filing season has been extended until July 15. However, if you have not yet made an appointment with one of our accountants, we suggest you do so sooner rather than later. That will give us enough time to determine your liabilities or refund now, so that once the summer hits and life begins to return to “normal,” you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call the Salem office at 330-332-4646 or the East Liverpool office at 330-385-2160.