March 23, 2020
As you might have heard in Governor Hogan’s press conference today, non-essential businesses in Maryland are to close their physical locations by 5pm on March 23. Accounting firms, however, are deemed essential by the state of Maryland.
Similarly, in Virginia, Governor Northam announced today that many non-essential businesses must close by midnight on March 24. This document includes information on the types of businesses Virginia deems "essential."
The health and safety of our staff, their families, our clients and the entire community is our #1 concern. We will continue to do our part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
We’re here to help business owners and taxpayers handle the many financial questions and challenges they are experiencing as a result of this crisis.
As I mentioned in my March 13 statement, we put our contingency plan into action on March 16. The majority of our staff has been working remotely and seamlessly via secure technology while a few staff members remain in the office to receive mail and packages.
We continue to work toward completing client engagements with the same level of timeliness and thoroughness that you are accustomed to.
In-person client meetings are suspended for now. However, our firm has robust video conference tools that allow us to stay in touch, face-to-face, with clients and employees. Your Gross Mendelsohn team may use those tools to reach out to you when a face-to-face meeting is warranted.
If members of our staff are scheduled to be onsite at your office in the near future, someone from the firm will be in touch with you very soon.
Many employees have been working remotely since March 16. I’m proud of how they’ve handled this abrupt transition. They are juggling their normal workloads, family obligations and, like all of us, a situation that seems to change by the hour. I know they will continue to do their best and give 100% to all that is on their plates.
How You Can Reach Us
The ways you can reach us have not changed. You can continue to call (800.899.4623) and email us as you normally do.
If you don’t have your Gross Mendelsohn’s contact information handy, no worries. Contact us here and we’ll point you in the right direction.
Resources for Clients
We continue to compile resources and information for businesses and individuals in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit this page for frequent updates on things like tax deadline extensions, taxpayer relief, and advice for business owners amidst this crisis.
This remains a challenging time for all of us. I encourage you to talk with our team about anything that’s on your mind. We’re in this together.
Thank you, as always, for the continued trust you place in our firm, and be safe.
David A. Goldner, CPA, CVP, CFP