Dear clients, friends and community,
We understand there is a lot of anxiety and stress caused by the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic that is affecting the local and global community. As Sonoma County and the Bay Area have been put under a shelter in place order, we are doing everything we can to look after the health and safety of our staff and clients. We want you to know we are standing by your side during this crisis.
Certain essential businesses such as providers of healthcare, food, supplies, and financial services are exempt from the shelter in place order. Because of the clients served by Linkenheimer LLP, we are also exempted from the order as an essential services provider. That being said, we are implementing strategies to reduce contact and mitigate exposure.
Currently, our offices will remain open during regular business hours. However, for the protection and health of our staff, clients and community we are implementing a strategy that involves most of our staff working from home. We are also asking documents be sent to us electronically, rather than delivered in person. In person meetings, when possible, should be conducted electronically, whether via video or phone call. Our team is setup to work efficiently from home and we will continue to address your needs and minimize business disruptions.
Currently, the Treasury Secretary has extended federal tax payments and filing deadlines by 90 days. This means you can pay and file later with no penalty or interest. California has also issued a 90 day extension for filing and payment as well. We continue to monitor the situation and will provide an update if the IRS issues any additional guidelines. For more info from the IRS, you can check here- https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus
We want to thank our staff for their hard work and dedication. And our clients and community for their patience and perseverance. As with the other tragedies Sonoma County has seen over the years, we will make it through this one together as well. Stay safe and healthy.