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SD Mayer In The News


March 16, 2020

To our valued clients,

The Coronavirus is a concern for all of us and we are continuing to monitor the rapidly changing updates from the CDC, along with state and local agencies for guidance. At SD Mayer, the health and safety of our employees and our clients is of paramount importance and we want you to feel comfortable working with our firm during this important and critical time of year.

Today, the County of San Francisco has ordered mandatory shelter in place for all people, along with various other counties.  Below, we’ve outlined how we are meeting the requirements of the County, while also meeting our deadlines and getting our work completed to support you.

Electronic options – To protect both our staff and our clients against virus spread, we are recommending that where possible, we conduct information sharing using electronic options. While meeting with your tax advisor face-to-face can certainly alleviate stress around this time of year, we can accomplish much with telephone and electronic sharing. To provide us with documents, you can send items through our client portal, available on our website. Additionally, we urge you to take advantage of the option to e-sign and receive e-delivery of your tax returns this year. As an added bonus, if you e-file your federal return, you often can begin tracking your refund as soon as 24 hours after the IRS accepts your tax return.

Remote considerations – Because we are taking the spread of this virus so seriously, we have asked a majority of staff to work remotely. That said, we want to assure you that our work and your project(s) will not be disrupted, as we move to a completely virtual environment. We are making the appropriate adjustments to ensure that each of our staff members can work remotely for as long as they may need to.  All staff have access to virtual meeting software, and our administrative staff will remain in the office to handle mail, copies, faxes and other administrative support tasks for our remote workers. Calls will be forwarded by our receptionist so you can reach us whenever you need us.

The Coronavirus is a huge disruption to many of our clients and we want you to know that if you need help navigating the changing laws or deadlines, or need help with business loans or strategic thinking on how to move forward, we are ready and available. Our outsourced teams are experts at working virtually and setting up virtual workplaces, and our tax team has access via our portal to your documentation.  Many of our staff work virtually on a regular basis and our systems help us keep connected.  We are already being called to help clients navigate the shutdowns of business, moving tax deadlines and labor and employment concerns.

Thank you for your patience and trust in SD Mayer during these unusual circumstances. If you have any questions or further concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of our offices.

Please stay healthy and safe.  We’ll navigate this together.

 

Stephen D. Mayer, CPA
Founder & Managing Partner