On Sunday, March 22, Governor Mike DeWine announced a
Stay at Home Order
issued by Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health. Although the order has identified Accounting Firms as essential businesses that can remain open during this time, we are taking aggressive measures to ensure the health and safety of our team, their families and our clients.
Effective 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, we will only accept client information and deliver tax returns and financials digitally or
via U.S. Mail, FedEx or other professional delivery services.
This means that after Tuesday, clients will not be able to pick up or drop off information or returns to any of our offices.
Our firm has the technology in place that allows us to continue to serve our clients virtually, and limit in-person interaction during this time of necessary social distancing.
- Secure Client Portal: Our portal can be used to securely share or receive confidential information. You can login to the portal by clicking here. If you are unsure if you have a portal account or if you are having issues accessing your portal, please reach out to: PortalRequests@corrigankrause.com.
- SafeSend Returns: This year, we introduced a new way for our clients to securely receive their tax return digitally and electronically sign their 8879. SafeSend Returns is designed to simplify the review of your tax return and expedite the required steps for electronic filing. Beginning on Wednesday, March 25, SafeSend Returns will be the default delivery method of all pending returns. If you prefer that your return is delivered via mail, FedEx or our secure client portal, please let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For SafeSend Returns, look for an email from email@example.com with a link to review your return and electronically sign your e-file authorization form (Form 8879).
recent extension of the Federal filing deadline
July 15 has allowed us the flexibility to take the utmost precautions. This will also allow us to take into account all new and proposed legislation and ensure accuracy when processing clients’ tax returns, completing financial statements and performing advisory services. Taxpayers who are due a refund are still encouraged to file as soon as they can despite the extension so they can get their checks more timely.
employees will continue to work from home
until further notice, however our team is still available by phone and email. We will have an extremely limited number of staff in the office to receive and route any incoming mail and assist with the processing of returns.
Thank you for your continued patience and understanding. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Thomas L. Harrison, CPA, CEPA
President and CEO