The information below includes releases issued by BenderCPA during the COVID-19 pandemic. These posts include summaries of tax law changes and relief provisions granted by the IRS and state/local authorities that impact our clients. While we try to be as detailed as possible, we ask that clients contact their BenderCPA advisor with any questions before taking action based on a post to ensure your intended outcome is achieved.
With a ‘Shelter in Place’ order in effect for the St. Louis area beginning today, we are forced to cancel all client meetings in our office. We are also closing the office to all client visitors to both comply with the County’s order and to minimize the risk of infection to both you and our staff. The only exception is for clients who need to pickup payroll checks processed by our firm.
Our staff will continue to work on returns either in the office or remotely to the extent possible. However, with the IRS and states changing the filing and payment deadline to July 15th and with the COVID-19 related restrictions in place by state & local governments, we anticipate that returns may take longer than usual to complete. We appreciate your patience while we work through returns in the order they are received. If any action is needed by April 15th for a state or local filing, we will contact you as necessary to either complete the return or file an extension.
If you have not yet sent us your 2020 tax information, we can receive the tax support in the following ways during the Shelter in Place order:
· Scan and upload to your secure portal available from our website
· Fax support (especially missing forms) to 314-525-7126
· Mail paper copies of your support to our office
· Bring paper copies to our office and put through mail slot (bottom of front door)
Please know that while we are forced to close our office, we are still working diligently to complete returns and other projects for our clients. If you have any specific questions or concerns, please call your BenderCPA contact to discuss.