Dear NATP NY members


Well this is a new and different challenge we are currently facing with the Covid19 virus.  Please know we are all in this together and we shall get through this.

As a tax preparation firm it appears that we may be exempt from the mandatory shut down as “Accounting Services”  https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-issues-guidance-essential-services-under-new-york-state-pause-executive-order.


Regardless it is still in everyone’s best interest to practice the guidelines offered by Governor Cuomo & the CDC.

As our clients face layoffs and shutdowns, we can offer them a bit of help by processing their tax returns and getting them any refunds due.  Please do this in a safe and recommended manner – I do know it is awkward to stay at least 6 feet apart from clients at times, but it is essential that we get this virus under control.

You may want to consider closing the office to all outside visitors – most of the people I have spoken with have implemented this.  I know many of us have set up a drop box to allow clients to drop off tax return information.  Consider utilizing technology to communicate with clients – there are many virtual meeting sites that can help us communicate with clients.

Review Governor Cuomo’s 10-point policy “New York State on PAUSE” https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-signs-new-york-state-pause-executive-order


With the new extended deadlines – stay healthy, eat right and get sleep.  One of the best defenses we have is a good immune system.


George Powers
NY Chapter, President