A&S FINANCIAL SERVICES INCORPORATED 
2019 TAXES, THE CORONA VIRUS, AND YOU
THIS IS JUST A LIST........OF WHAT I KNOW SO FAR





A&S FINANCIAL SERVICES WILL REMAIN OPEN.   TAX PREPARATION IS ESSENTIAL RIGHT NOW.



I WILL BE OPEN TO WALK-INS.   PEOPLE WITH APPOINTMENTS WILL BE TAKEN AT THEIR APPOINTMENT TIMES.  WALK-INS WILL THEN BE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS IN ORDER OF THEIR ARRIVAL.



IF MORE THAN TEN PEOPLE ARE IN THE WAITING ROOM, WE WILL ASK YOU TO WAIT IN YOUR CAR.  WE WILL COME GET YOU WHEN IT IS YOUR TURN.  IF YOU ARE SICK, PLEASE STAY AT HOME.  WE CAN RESCHEDULE.



APRIL 15TH IS STILL THE FILING DEADLINE.  FORM 4868 IS THE PERSONAL EXTENSION, AND IT CAN BE FOUND AT IRS.GOV.  IF YOU OWE, YOU CAN DEFER PAYMENT UNTIL JULY 15TH, 2020 WITHOUT PENALTIES OR INTEREST.  IF YOU DO NOT TYPICALLY OWE, FILE YOUR TAXES ANYWAY.  YOU CAN PROBABLY USE THE REFUND.



A&S WILL BE OBSERVING ATLANTA'S CURFEW OF 9PM TO 5AM.



IF YOUR PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT IS CLOSED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, AND YOU CANNOT WORK AT HOME, APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT.  YOU CAN APPLY FOR UNEMPLOYMENT ONLINE AT THE GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR WEBSITE.  THE SERVICE INDUSTRY HAS ALREADY BEEN HIT HARD.  BE KIND TO BARTENDERS AND SERVERS, THEY HAVE ALWAYS BEEN KIND TO ALL OF US.



SCHOOLS MAY BE CLOSED UNTIL THE FALL.  PLEASE LEAVE YOUR KIDS AT HOME IF YOU COME TO GET YOUR TAXES PREPARED.



YES, THE STOCK MARKET HAS DROPPED.  IF YOU HAD OPTIONS ANTICIPATING A DROP IN THE MARKET, CONGRATULATIONS.   EVERYBODY ELSE?  LEAVE YOUR INVESTMENTS ALONE.  THE MARKET WILL RECOVER.  IT IS AN ELECTION YEAR AFTER ALL!  -NOW MIGHT BE THE TIME TO BUY IN.....



THE CORONAVIRUS BILL ALLOWS FOR TWO WEEKS PAID LEAVE IF YOU ARE EXPOSED OR BEING TREATED FOR THE VIRUS.



HUD (HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT) IS SUSPENDING FORECLOSURES AND EVICTIONS UNTIL THE END OF APRIL.



STUDENT LOAN INTEREST IS BEING LIFTED.  I AM NOT CERTAIN AS TO HOW LONG, BUT NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO THROW MONEY AT YOUR LOANS.  IT WOULD DROP YOUR PRINCIPAL, AND REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF INTEREST YOU WOULD PAY OVER THE LONG RUN.



THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE WILL NOT CALL YOU ON THE PHONE.  WE ALL KNOW OUR FRIENDS  THERE SEND A LETTER FIRST.  BE WARY OF CALLS THAT SAY WE ARE THE IRS.  AN AGENT OR A REVENUE OFFICER WILL ALWAYS GIVE YOU A BADGE NUMBER, AND THEIR PURPOSE WILL NEVER BE SOMETHING THAT SOUNDS TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE.   THE IRS HAS ONE MISSION-COMPLIANCE.  THEY AREN'T IN THE HABIT OF SUING OR ARRESTING YOU.  THEY AREN'T IN THE HABIT OF OFFERING YOU ADVANCES ON CREDITS EITHER.   THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW WHAT CREDITS YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR IS TO FILE YOUR TAXES.   -BUT DON'T TAKE MY WORD FOR IT, YOU CAN LOOK IT UP AT IRS.GOV.  PUBLICATION 17 IS DRY READING, AND A LITTLE FORMAL-BUT IT IS ALL THERE.



IF YOU ARE ILL, OR YOU DO NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE ABOUT COMING IN, THE UNITED STATES MAIL IS STILL FUNCTIONING.  MAIL YOUR RETURN MATERIALS IN, AND I WILL MAIL THEM BACK TO YOU WITH AN INVOICE.  -AS ALWAYS, I AM WILLING TO WORK WITH YOU ABOUT WHEN A&S GETS PAID IF YOU ARE HAVING FINANCIAL DIFFICULTIES.



URGENCY AND PURPOSE-NOT CHAOS.   DEVELOP A ROUTINE IF YOU CAN AND STICK TO IT.  WE CAN ALL MAKE IT THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.  SHARE YOUR TOILET PAPER AND HAND SANITIZER.  VOLUNTEER TO GO GET YOUR NEIGHBORS GROCERIES.   HELP EACH OTHER OUT AND BE GOOD TO ONE ANOTHER.


TO PREVENT CORONAVIRUS-

-WASH YOUR HANDS
-AVOID CLOSE CONTACT WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SICK
-STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK
-COVER COUGHS AND SNEEZES
-DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE
-WIPE DOWN HIGH TOUCH AREAS FREQUENTLY

SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS

-THESE APPEAR TWO TO FOURTEEN DAYS AFTER EXPOSURE
  -FEVER
  -COUGH
  -SHORTNESS OF BREATH
  -DIFFICULTY BREATHING OR SHORTNESS OF BREATH
  -BLUISH LIPS OR FACE.


I HAVE FAITH THAT WE WILL ALL MAKE IT THROUGH THIS.  HANG IN THERE!



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