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Brown Smith Wallace Client Tax Alert: COVID-19 Update

03.16.2020

As COVID-19 continues to spread within the United States and internationally, Brown Smith Wallace is continuing to closely monitor the situation, as well as take the necessary steps to protect the safety of our clients, colleagues and communities. We’ve assembled a cross-functional team of people who, day by day, closely monitor guidance from the CDC and local jurisdictions to keep our employees productive, safe and informed.
 
While some of our clients prefer a face-to-face interaction during tax time, we’ve made significant investments in technology, which allows for us to share data with our clients electronically and without a physical presence.
 
If you’d prefer to interact with your client service team virtually, please contact any one of them about alternate options. These include web portals to receive information and deliver tax returns electronically, including any electronic signatures as required by the IRS and local jurisdictions.
 
Specifically, SafeSend Returns is a fast, completely secure and easy-to-use web portal that allows:
 
For Individuals & Trustees to:

  • Electronically download and sign your form 1040/1041s and applicable state returns
  • Receive estimated tax reminder emails
  • Pay your taxes and invoice from your computer or mobile device

For Businesses to:

  • Electronically download and sign forms 1065, 1120, and 1120s
  • Sign and distribute K-1s to shareholders

View the following client experience videos to see how easy it is to access and complete your returns using SafeSend Returns.

Brown Smith Wallace is guided by our passion to support and impact the growth and success of our clients, colleagues and communities. During this uncertain time, we continue to strive to deliver quality and timely service that you would expect from our tax team.

NOTICE: As of March 20, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced that the 2019 income tax filing deadline will be moved to July 15, 2020 from April 15, 2020, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Click here for updates on state and local tax obligations. 

Our tax team has the capacity to prepare returns now. It's uncertain whether the promised filing delay to July 15 effectively overrides the previous payment delay, which was limited to $1 million, or to all tax payments, regardless of amount. We strongly encourage our clients to gather their information now so that we can give proper advice on how all these rapidly changing rules apply to your situation. Contact your Brown Smith Wallace tax advisor with any questions you have about filing your return.

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