Levering & Hvasta takes COVID-19 extremely seriously. Our top priority is the health of our staff, clients, families and community. In compliance with Governor Newsom's current mandate, we do not have any staff in our office and ask that you do not visit our office at this time. 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 announced March 20 that the filing deadline has been extended to July 15. This change conforms the filing date for your federal income tax returns to the extended payment date of July 15 previously announced. All tax returns and/or tax payments that would have been due April 15 are now automatically extended to July 15 with no penalty nor paperwork required. Note that details and guidelines surrounding the new deadline are developing and the Treasury and IRS are expected to issue revised guidance to reflect the new deadlines. We will update this page to keep you updated as those become known. Note: unlike California, the second quarter federal estimated payment due June 15 are not extended to July, the payment due date for federal second quarter estimated payments remains June 15.
California: The state has granted extensions to individual filers, partnerships and LLCs and quarterly estimated tax payments: Filing and payment is due July 15. This extension includes all payments due prior to July 15 as well including corporation and LLC estimated payments otherwise due April 15 and LLC Fees normally due June 15. The Employment Development Department and California Department of Tax and Fee Administration have also released guidelines.
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 (Elizabeth@LHCPAS.com) 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: