As we navigate this uncertain and difficult time, I wanted to take this moment to reach out to my clients to express my hope that you and your family members continue to stay safe, healthy and positive. While it’s difficult to know what we can do, I encourage you to support your local small businesses to the extent possible, as many are struggling to stay afloat. During this crisis, I believe our strength will come from reaching out to our neighbors and communities, even if we can't do so in person.
On a more practical note, here are some important updates that you should be aware of:
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has ordered the tax filing deadline for individual tax returns moved back to July 15, 2020. This deadline also extends the time to pay taxes owing for 2019 until July 15 without incurring any interest or late payment penalties. Please see link below.
For business clients, the WA DOR has extended filing due dates for monthly and quarterly combined excise tax filers. See link below.
Also, WA Employment Security Dept is providing relief for employers during this period as well. See link below.
Last, I am in my office every day, usually from 8:00 a.m. until around 10:00 p.m. through April 15th completing 2019 year-end tax work. I must now follow the recommendations of Gov. Inslee and King County Exec. Constantine and limit/discourage in-person meetings until the Coronavirus situation is behind us. While you’re welcome to drop off information here at my office, we won’t be able to meet for an hour or so as we have in the past. Alternatively, feel free to mail information to me, or send electronically.
Call or email me with any questions. We’ll get through this.