New Measures in Response to COVID-19
With the Coronavirus (COVID– 19) pandemic having a substantial impact on our society, we will be doing our part to limit the spread of this highly infectious disease.
Lewis Accountants will continue to trade; however, staff will operate remotely. We are fortunate that our business can operate on that basis without it affecting the services we provide.
Our office will be closed to the public from Friday 27 March 2020 for the safety of both our staff and our clients. If you need to drop information off or pick up paperwork, this can still be done by contacting the office to arrange a suitable time.
We are always available to speak with you through phone and email and will use electronic transmission to forward required forms and returns as necessary. We can retrieve a large amount of the information through sources such as the ATO which will continue to assist us in meeting your lodgement requirements.
Lodgement of your taxation responsibilities is still required during this time, and we will assist you as we have done previously with little to no disruption in the process.
There are many different things that the government have initiated to assist with the economic downturn that will occur. We are going through all the papers that are being released by the government to provide you with the most current information regarding the various stimulus packages. We will let you know how these will be applied and the ramifications to you and your business so that you can make informed business decisions during this time.
We would ask that you be patient when contacting us. With the uncertainty of this time for businesses, we are a little busier than usual providing advice and information. We will endeavour to get back to you within 24 hours if we are not available at the time that you call.
There are going to be many hard decisions for many of you… for many of us! Things that we have never had to deal with before will become forefront in our lives. If you need to discuss any decisions or situations that you are facing, please give us a call so we may provide a sounding board for you and possibly suggest some alternatives or resources.
Most importantly, please stay safe! Comply with what the is being told regarding social distancing. Wash your hands, don’t touch anything unnecessarily. Respect the health and dignity of others. You are all very important to us and your personal wellbeing, as well as the wellbeing of your business or financial situation, is too.
Alan, Christie, Michael, Nicole and Kim.