As part of our commitment to be here to help you in every situation that we can, we would like to take this time to inform you on your options during Corona Virus. The following forms are attached and downloadable for your use. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you.
What To Know & When To Know It
- Tax filing deadline, as of today, is April 15, 2020. An automatic extension can still be granted for filing up until October 15, 2020.
- Tax payment deadline has been extended from April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020.
- If you are getting money back, it would be to your benefit to file as soon as possible so that you can receive your refund before any delays arise.
- There is a drop box at the front left corner of our building so you can feel safe and secure when getting us your information after hours or if following the social distancing rule. We also have an online portal for sending documents. Call us with details.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has released information for workers in Louisiana who have been impacted by COVID-19. Those who are eligible to receive Unemployment benefits will also qualify for SNAP benefits. As a worker, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance if:
- Your work hours have been reduced because of lack of work due to Coronavirus.
- Your workplace closes temporarily, and you are not being compensated.
- You have been instructed not to go to work, and you are not being paid while at home.
- If any of these situations apply to you, you can file a claim for unemployment insurance by visiting www.louisianaworks.net/hire or calling 866-783-5567. Be sure to answer “yes” to the question, “Are you filing for Unemployment Insurance benefits for reasons related to
Congress is putting together a tax stimulus package to put money in people’s hands. We will keep you updated on this as we receive information! We would like to remind everyone to shop local and support our local businesses and restaurants during this time!
Year-end planning for 2019 takes place against the backdrop of recent major changes in the rules for individuals and businesses. Despite these major changes, the time-tested approach of deferring income and accelerating deductions to minimize taxes still works for many taxpayers, along with the tactic of “bunching” expenses into this year or the next to get around deduction restrictions. We are here to help. Read our 2019 Year End Tax Planning Checklist today!