The news today is dominated by information about the COVID-19 virus. Our heartfelt sympathies go out to those who have been affected by the coronavirus-those affected physically and economically.
At JSA, we are blessed to have not been affected directly by COVID-19 yet. It seems we all know someone who has felt the impact. Our mission is to make sure that any impact to our clients is minimal. We are also concerned about protecting our staff.
For several years, we have been paperless and have the ability to work remotely. We are deep into ‘tax season’ and will be meeting filing deadlines as they come due. We ask for your patience during this time as we too are working through how to best handle the situation. There will, however, be some unforeseen impacts. Ultimately, our goal is to continue to serve our clients.
In order to prevent any contamination from COVID-19, we have instituted the following measures:
1. All deliverables will be sent electronically. This includes tax returns and other items. Paper copies will be mailed to you along with any paperwork provided to us.
2. We will not be meeting with clients face-to-face at least thru the end of ‘tax season.’ We will conduct meetings via video conference or FaceTime.
3. If you are not able to send your information to us electronically, please mail it to the office. We ask that you not come to the office. While we love seeing all of our clients, we feel it is in everyone’s best interests to avoid social contact for the time being.
We continue to practice good hygiene at the office. We ask that you do the same. Although our offices are cleaned twice a week, we have taken extra precautions to wipe down all door handles/knobs, desks, chairs and flat surfaces in the common areas of the building. Each member of our team is also diligent in keeping their office clean.
We will continue to monitor the situation and will keep you informed of any changes we make in response to the COVID-19 virus. As always, please let us know how we can serve you and if you have any questions. We appreciate your continued trust in us and look forward to providing you with excellent service and value.
Stanley & Beth Smith
JSA CPAs, PLLC