Good Afternoon ATS Clients,
The global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues to be a concern for many people. We understand the uncertainty, and we can assure you that we’re continuing to monitor developments daily.
Your personal safety is our top priority. As a result, effective immediately, we are taking the following precautions:
1) Clients will have the option to participate in all current and subsequently scheduled meetings via teleconference or videoconference. If you are scheduled to meet with us this week and would like to change your meeting to a teleconference, please contact Danita Owens at firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Similarly, all ATS Staff have the option of working in the office or remotely. This ability may also impact the way in which you interact with your accountant.
3) Cleanliness has always been a priority. However, the team is taking special precautions to ensure surfaces are sanitized often and special care is taken to maintain social distancing.
Additionally, out of an abundance of caution, if any of the following applies to you, please advise before coming into the office:
- You have traveled to countries with a travel notice and have returned on or after January 23rd;
- Been in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus; or
- Develop flu-like symptoms (including, but not limited to, fever, cough, sore throat, runny nose or shortness of breath).
Your health and safety are of the greatest importance. Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO), we have confidence in our precautionary and response plans.
In addition to our internal response, we are tracking the following efforts which will undoubtedly impact many of you:
The Possibility of Changes to Both Tax Filing and Payment DeadlinesCurrently, there are no official changes to the tax filing or payment deadlines. However, there have been indications that the taxing agencies may extend the deadlines.
The AICPA has called for the Treasury Department and the IRS to provide relief to all taxpayers in light of the uncertainty and challenges caused by the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
SBA to Provide Relief to Small Business Owners Impacted by the Virus
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.
We will continue to provide updated information as it becomes available. Should any circumstances change for ATS, we will inform you immediately. Please contact us with any related questions.