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Levering & Hvasta takes COVID-19 extremely seriously. Our top priority is the health of our staff, clients, families and community.  In compliance with current best practices, our staff are working schedules that includes a mix of working from home and working in the office.  We strongly recommend setting up meetings in advance rather than simply dropping by the office as you may have done in the past.  We also require all visitors to the office to wear a fact mask, one can be provided if you do not bring your own.  Will we update this page regularly as information and circumstances change.

With the news surrounding the COVID-19 changing so rapidly, we want to share steps Levering & Hvasta CPAs is taking and the latest COVID-19 emergency news as it pertains to this tax season. With this ever-changing pandemic, we’ll do our best to keep you informed of the latest development.

Federal: The U.S Treasury extended the tax return filing deadline from April 15 to July 15. Now that we are past July 15, the next filing deadlines are September 15, September 30 and October 15 for the various types of tax returns.  As of today, these dates have not been changed and as per normal, there are no further extensions available.  California deadlines are the same as federal, some other states have deadlines that do not conform to federal but in no case are other state deadlines before federal due dates.

California: With the exception that California did away with the September estimated payment several years ago, the California tax filing due dates are the same as federal as described above.

We take our role as your trusted adviser very seriously. And we are here to help you during these unchartered times.

We also are prepared to serve you virtually through our secure client portal.  If you are an existing portal user, you may continue to work with the portal as you always have, if you have not taken advantage of our secure client portal in the past, please send an email to Elizabeth ( to get set up.  The portal allows you to upload documents to us in a secure manner as well as allows L&H to communicate confidential information to you securely without each document having to be password protected as we do when sending information via email.  

The following links are provided to give additional information about Covid-19, and/or the impace of this health crisis as related to federal and California tax matters: - IRS Covid-19 site - CA Franchise Tax Board - FTB info regarding file & pay due dates - CDC site regarding Covid-19 - State of California Covid-19 site