Tax Processing in light of COVID-19:
We at Dunn & Pedro CPA’s are committed to the preparation and filing of our client’s income tax returns. We are also committed to the health and welfare of our clients and staff as well as being as compliant as possible with mandates related to the viral epidemic.
Through varying and sometimes conflicting mandates from the Federal and State governments we are trying to navigate COVID-19’s impact on our ability to do business. Starting March 19, 2020, we will cease in-person meetings for tax preparation. Whether you had an appointment scheduled or were planning to bring in your information, we ask that you get your information to us as soon as possible in one of several ways;
- Drop off your tax documents. You don’t need to wait until your appointment time to do this, in fact- the sooner the better.
- Call or email the office to receive a link for electronic uploads. If you have the needed equipment, you can scan all documents and send them to us via a secure link we’ll provide.
- Mail all needed documents
Workforce restrictions are changing daily, we at Dunn & Pedro are working diligently to complete your tax returns as soon as we can. Unfortunately, we anticipate many returns will require an extension. The federal government has provided some relief in the form of a 90-day extension on payments of balances due, but a filing extension may still be needed as the deadline for filing your return has not been extended.
New York State has yet to address income tax returns in its response to this epidemic. To date, all returns and balances are still due April 15th. Many states are changing requirements, and we’re doing our best to stay on top of those changes as they’re enacted. We will do everything we can to communicate with you during the process so you understand your tax returns status.
Thank you for your understanding, together we’ll get through this.
Jim, Lori and the Staff of Dunn & Pedro CPA’s