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COVID-19 Update

As California follows COVID-19 shelter-in-place and social distancing recommendations, we are all experiencing changes to the way we live and work.  Craig Boone & Associates is taking steps to reduce the spread and impact of the illness.  Our primary concern is for the safety and well being of our employees, clients and communities. As of March 23, 2020, our office is closed for appointments.  We are still taking phone calls and emails – if we miss you, we will get back to you as soon as possible.  We are still here to answer all your concerns and needs.

All business and individual tax returns and tax payments are now due May 17, 2021

Our goal throughout the crisis will be to maintain business operations and minimize disruption to our clients.  We are committed to getting our clients their tax refunds to use at this difficult time.  If you think you are due a refund, please get us your tax information as soon as you can and let us know you are expecting a refund.  We will do our best to expedite the completion of your tax returns.  All clients are encouraged to use our Secure Firm Portal to send us files and exchange documents online.  You can access the portal via our website or https://www.securefirmportal.com.  You can also drop documents off in the mail slot in our door or you can mail them to PO BOX 26658, Fresno, CA  93729-6658.

During this difficult time, we are committed to serving our clients and staff with care and consideration. We will continue to monitor the situation and take precautionary measures to promote the health and safety of our staff and clients. We will be here throughout these uncertain times to assist you with whatever we can and, when this calms down, we will be here to help you move forward with your business and personal finances and tax and accounting needs.  

Thank you for being a valued client and for your continued trust as we manage through this difficult time together. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call us at (559) 449-1135 or email us info@CBooneAssociates.com.

COVID-19 Resources

The Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board and Employment Development Department have all established tax relief and assistance for tax payers affected by COVID-19.  Here are links to their websites which they will be updating as new information becomes available:

Internal Revenue Service:   https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

Franchise Tax Board:   https://www.ftb.ca.gov/about-ftb/newsroom/covid-19/index.html

Employment Development Department:    https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm

Separately, the IRS, Treasury Department and Department of Labor announced a plan to implement Coronavirus-related paid leave for workers and tax credits for small businesses provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  Click on the link below to learn how these provisions will be implemented.

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/treasury-irs-and-labor-announce-plan-to-implement-coronavirus-related-paid-leave-for-workers-and-tax-credits-for-small-and-midsize-businesses-to-swiftly-recover-the-cost-of-providing-coronavirus

SBA Relief Options:

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

Small Business Guide to the CARES Act:

https://www.sbc.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/9/7/97ac840c-28b7-4e49-b872-d30a995d8dae/F2CF1DD78E6D6C8C8C3BF58C6D1DDB2B.small-business-owner-s-guide-to-the-cares-act-final-.pdf

If you need any assistance with gathering information to apply for any of the loans, our office would be happy to assist you.  Please call or email us with any questions you may have.  Applications can be submitted beginning April 3, 2020.  

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