RYBD shares in the ongoing discussion and concern of how the Coronavirus virus may affect our community, nation, and world. We also believe in the recommendation that preparation continues to be the highest priority for our state’s business community and we support all efforts to protect the health and safety of our employees, clients, and the community at large.
Our team of professionals will continue to provide you with the highest quality of service. We are continuing to operate; however, there may be some delays in completing your filings due to these unusual circumstances. We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding.
To promote the efficiency of preparing your returns, we request that clients take advantage of our Secure Client Portal or mail your documents to our Duluth office to avoid unnecessary face-to-face meetings.
- Email remains the most effective option for electronic communication of non-sensitive information.
- Electronic document sharing may be arranged using RYBD’s Secure Client Portal. If you would like a portal to be set up for you, please request one at https://www.rybd.com/rybd-connect/
- Consider using virtual meetings, conference calls, and video conferencing as an alternative to in-person meetings.
- RYBD’s Century Center office offers a drop slot in the office door.
- Send documents via FedEx, UPS, USPS, or any courier service.
Tax Updates on the Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak
This is a unique time for our industry – the heart of tax season. Our team is actively monitoring the proposed tax extension as a response to COVID-19. We will communicate the rapidly-developing situation and modify plans if needed via our website.
- As of the time of this mailing, the IRS has NOT extended time to file your return, only the date to pay any tax due. Therefore, the due date for filing the return remains April 15, 2020.
Having said that, the IRS HAS extended the payment of any tax due to July 15, 2020, without penalty. We recommend that you file your return timely by April 15th and wait to pay any tax due until July 15, 2020. We will continue to keep you updated on our web page as the situation changes.
- The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has mandated all Georgia employers to file partial claims online on behalf of their employees for any week during which an employee (full-time/part-time) works less than full-time due to a partial or total company shutdown caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Any employer found to be in violation of this rule will be required to reimburse GDOL for the full amount of unemployment insurance benefits paid to the employee. Download the How Employers File Partial Claims Desk-Aid found on the GDOL Alert Page and follow the step-by-step instructions.
- The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Saturday, an economic stimulus plan aimed at addressing the impact of COVID-19 on Americans.
RYBD has one simple objective: keeping you and our employees safe while continuing to serve our clients’ business needs. This has been at the center of our conversation every step of the way. As we navigate this unique time, it is our sincere hope that you and your loved ones remain healthy. We wish everyone well and our thoughts are with those directly impacted by Coronavirus.