by Alan Shevins, CPA

We all know that Covid-19 has had an impact on our day-to-day routines.  Many of us have had to make serious adjustments to our lives, whether due to loss of job, working remotely, spouses sharing the same space all day, or children attending school at home.  With the federal government extending the deadline for individual tax filing obligations, many have (understandably) put their 1040 preparation on the back burner.  Financial difficulties have affected millions of people and the unemployment claims continue to increase.  Families and business owners alike are experiencing stress like we’ve never seen before.

Thankfully there are numerous resources to help people get through this challenging period.  Below are some useful websites that address COVID-19 and provide resources to those in the Seattle/Eastside area who may want more detailed information or assistance right now:

These websites have links for everything from free testing centers and financial assistance to ideas on staying connected across generations and edutainment for keeping kids engaged at home.  We hope these will help alleviate stress related to the pandemic’s impact on you and your family and friends.  We are here to help you plan your financial future, whether it’s an immediate need or your long-term strategies.  And if you haven’t filed your 2019 tax return, please know that filing an incomplete return that can be amended later may be more beneficial than missing the deadline altogether.  Let us know if you want to discuss your best options with one of our advisors.  To help everyone stay healthy, we provide numerous online resources to get the job done.