At Mendoza & Associates the health and safety of our office staff and clients are our top priority. With the COVID-19 virus having an increasing impact in our community, we want to let you know how our business is working hard to address this situation.
Currently, our office are still open but we have taken proactive steps for the safety of our clients and employees. To accommodate any concerns our clients may have about the changes in federal, state, county and city tax deadlines and relief we will take the following steps to do our best in keeping you up to date, they are as follows:
- Call us at 210-960-9021 to schedule a phone appointment in lieu of a personal visit
- All clients are encouraged to use our Secure Firm Portal to send us files and exchange documents online securely. You can access the portal via our website or https://mendozaassociatesllc.com/clientportal.php
- On Tuesday, March 24, we will have a web page dedicated to tax updates and tax relief due to the coronavirus outbreak. We will update this page as changes occur and new information is provided.
- We will send periodic mass emails as these changes occur to keep you informed, and details of helpful links will be located on our dedicated web page.
We aim to provide you the guidance, support and hope that we all need as a community, as Americans.
During this difficult time, we are committed to serving our clients and staff with care and consideration. We will continue to monitor the situation and take precautionary measures to promote the health and safety of our staff and clients.
Thank you for being a valued client and for your continued trust as we manage through this time together. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call us at 210-960-9021 or email us email@example.com.
Thank you and stay safe.
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COVID-19 NEWS - Texas Comptroller
March 24, 2020
These are challenging times for businesses all over the nation. The Texas Comptroller’s office knows that during periods of economic hardship, paying or remitting taxes and fees on time can feel like an extra burden when there’s so much uncertainty. We’re thankful to those businesses that were able to remit state and local sales taxes they collected from customers in February on the March 20, 2020, due date.
We understand that virtually all of our taxpayers are doing their best to remain in compliance and be responsible in submitting the taxes they collected from their customers. With that in mind, our agency is here to offer assistance to those businesses that are struggling to pay the full amount of sales taxes they collected in February.
For businesses that find themselves in this situation, our agency is offering assistance in the form of short-term payment agreements and, in most instances, waivers of penalties and interest.
We ask that you contact our Enforcement Hotline at 800-252-8880 to learn about your options for remaining in compliance and avoiding interest and late fees on taxes due.
We’re standing by to help Texas businesses during these difficult times.
- Business Personal Property owners, please note the rendition filing deadline has been extended to MAY 15!
Stimulus payment checks: No information available yet.
–For taxpayers under an existing Installment Agreement, payments due between April 1 and July 15, 2020 are suspended. Taxpayers who are currently unable to comply with the terms of an Installment Payment Agreement, including a Direct Deposit Installment Agreement, may suspend payments during this period if they prefer. Furthermore, the IRS will not default any Installment Agreements during this period. By law, interest will continue to accrue on any unpaid balances.
Private Debt Collection – New delinquent accounts will not be forwarded by the IRS to private collection agencies to work during this period.
Field, Office and Correspondence Audits – During this period, the IRS will generally not start new field, office and correspondence examinations. We will continue to work refund claims where possible, without in-person contact. However, the IRS may start new examinations where deemed necessary to protect the government's interest in preserving the applicable statute of limitations.