An update from us in light of the COVID-19 outbreak
March 16, 2020
Our key priorities are:
- the health of our staff; and
- maintaining the quality and continuity of our services to you, our clients.
Our response to the situation is guided by the latest information available from the government,the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation, and by other information that comes to hand from reputable sources.
We are pleased to report none of our staff are showing any symptoms, however if they do they will be required to self-isolate at home. In the office, we have implemented enhanced hygiene procedures to limit the spread of the virus. Travel to clients’ offices, work places or venues has been restricted and we encourage you to limit your non-essential travel to our office. Instead we will continue to support you by telephone, email, and where possible by video conferencing.
Almost all of our staff have the ability to work from home if there are any quarantine or self – isolation requirements. Virtually all of our records,files and operating software are cloud based and we have also received strong assurances from our IT provider Mercury IT of their ability to maintain continuity in the event of the on-going disruptions.
We are seeking specific guidance from Inland Revenue as to its expectations and the range of ways it advises it will help where taxpayers are affected due to the COVID-19 virus. A package from the Government of support will be announced later today as well.
At this point, we are not aware of any deferral of tax payment deadlines,including Friday’s February PAYE payment deadline and the 7 April deadline for payment of 2019 terminal tax for those with extensions of time.
We are constantly monitoring the situation and as things change we will provide updates.
This is a stressful and uncertain time for everyone—please feel free to contact us if you have specific concerns and we will help where we can.
Contact us today for your no-obligation consultation.