As we monitor ongoing developments and safety information related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to reach out and let you know how Barnes Dennig is addressing these issues. Since the day we were founded, we have been organized around two priorities: exceptional client service and our steadfast commitment to our employees. Today, we are using those same principles to guide us in our response to the threat of COVID-19. Like many organizations, we have made significant investments in technology to allow our people to work virtually anywhere. Today, those investments are paying off by allowing us to continue to provide seamless service in these uncertain times. Beginning Saturday March 14th, we are encouraging all of our employees to work from home, if at all possible. Our offices will remain open to facilitate the flow of client information, but the majority of our workforce will be working remotely to protect themselves, and to be in position to deliver the excellent client service you expect from our organization.
We are closely following guidance from public health authorities, including the Center for Disease Control (CDC), as well as state and local officials. In addition, we will continue to update and adjust our contingency plans to respond to the guidance we receive.
Also, there are recent press reports that the IRS is likely to push back the April 15th tax filing deadline for individuals. For the foreseeable future, it’s business as usual at Barnes Dennig – we’re changing where we work, but not our dedication to client service. We will continue working toward the April 15th deadline for those clients who require it, unless circumstances change significantly in the near future. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your confidence in Barnes Dennig, and we ask for your patience and understanding as we navigate through this difficult and fluid situation. We hope that you, your employees and your family stay safe and healthy and that this health crisis ends very soon.
Jay P. Rammes, CPA