Howard, Moore & McDuffie is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation, and we are continuously checking with our local agencies as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help us determine what, if any, action is necessary on our part to support our clients, our community and our staff. We are taking preventative measures based upon the CDC’s recommendations to mitigate the spread of the virus. Our office currently remains open, and we are conducting business as usual with a few of the following exceptions:
At this time, we recommend that our clients utilize self-service options via our website at www.hmmcpaga.com and limit visits to our office unless absolutely necessary. Below are communication options to consider:
- You may utilize our client portal to upload tax documents we need or retrieve tax forms for signature. If you do not have a client portal and want us to establish one for you, please contact our office. If you do not have access to a computer or cannot successfully upload to our client portal, please mail your tax documents to us.
- You may send emails or call our professionals - staff contact information is listed on our website. We will continue to be available even if we must telework from home.
- You may pay your invoices online via our website rather than mailing or delivering payments to our office (ACH and credit card payment options are available).
- If you feel it is necessary to meet with our professional staff, please consider telephone or video conferences. If you have a meeting scheduled, we will contact you to discuss alternate communication options or reschedule for a later date.
If you are currently sick, experiencing any symptoms, have been exposed to the virus, or have recently traveled outside of the country, we ask that you please use our telephone, video or portal options to avoid the risk of exposure to any of our staff. If you have been exposed or become ill and have recently visited our office or had contact with any of our staff, please notify us immediately. Our facility surfaces and equipment are continuously being sanitized. Common areas are being continuously cleaned, and our staff are using best practices for washing hands and sanitizing based upon CDC recommendations. We are taking all necessary steps possible to keep our environment germ free.
Our clients are like our family, and we want to keep you safe and informed. We want to reassure you that we remain committed to being available to service your needs and keep you informed of tax law changes as they are released at the federal and state level and how this pandemic impacts you or your business.
We will post any additional updates to our website as this situation evolves. We appreciate your trust in us and we thank you for your understanding.