coronavirus update

This whole coronavirus thing is turning out to be a whole lot bigger than I thought it was going to be. I really think we are going to come out on the other side of this a lot different than when it started, I don’t know how, but I am sure it will be different.

Since April 3, when Gov Kemp issued the ‘shelter in place’ order, we are planning to be closed until April 13. Of course, if the official order changes, or the time frame changes, we will change accordingly. During this time, we will not be keeping our normal office hours, but our phone number, 706 244-6417, will be monitored. So, if you need us for some reason, we will still be available.

We would like to express our appreciation to the many people who are risking their health, possibly their lives, to help us survive. These folk are 1st responder personnel, health care personnel and the people who are working at stores that are required to stay open. Thank you!

This pandemic obviously changes the tax situation this year. As far as we know, IRS has extended the filing and payment deadline from April 15 to July 15, 2020. Hopefully, this will allow everyone to get their return filed on time with no penalties or interest.

The other big issue right now is the stimulus payment. According to bulletins we have seen from IRS, the stimulus payments will be processed mainly from 2018 and 2019 tax returns. If you had an IRS refund direct deposited in either of these years, you don’t have to do anything. The stimulus payment will be deposited to your account. If you receive social security and have your monthly check direct deposited, you don’t have to do any thing even if you haven’t filed a return recently. Again the stimulus payment will be deposited to your account.

Now, if you don’t have direct deposit information on file with IRS or Soc Sec, IRS is supposed to be setting up a website where you can enter your banking information. If all this doesn’t happen, the stimulus checks will be mailed to your last known address. We haven’t yet seen what that IRS web address is.

When it is all said and done, we all need to survive this mess! Let’s bite the bullet, do what we have to do and work together to get through it. Life will definitely be different on the other side, but we all need to get there.

coronavirus update