We understand that everyone is concerned about Coronavirus (COVID-19). We are as well, which is why we are taking precautions to keep our clients and our office team safe and informed. We want to let you know how our business is addressing this situation.
Our office is open for in-office and virtual appointments. Here are the proactive steps we have put in place:
- We have rolled out new software features which will help you access and upload information remotely. Our new client portal and phone application will allow you to send, receive, and sign documents electronically. You will also have access to your information any time you need it. You can learn more about your client portal by watching a video at https://www.jg-cpas.com/tr-client-portal.php. If you haven’t received a link to your portal, please let us know at info@JG-CPAs.com and we will set it up for you. The phone application allows you to scan and upload seamlessly. If you do not have the application on your phone, type “Onvio Client Center” (created by Thomson Reuters) into your app store.
- Please call (208)350-7304 or email info@JG-CPAs.com if you want to schedule a phone appointment in lieu of a live visit.
- To accommodate any concerns our clients and team members may have, we have taken the following additional steps:
- We have increased the cleaning and sanitation of our offices.
- We have added additional alcohol-based sanitizer around our office.
- We informed our office team if anyone is feeling ill (fever or cough), they need to stay home.
We are committed to serving our clients and team members with care and consideration. Thank you for being a valued client and for your continued trust as we manage through this time together. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please call us at (208)350-7304 or email us info@JG-CPAs.com.
(Below are important links. Note that the information below may not be the most recent information as the government continues to address the pandemic. The links will take you to sites that will have current information. Contact us if you have specific questions or need assitance.)
Below are important Links and Highlights:
IRS Response www.irs.gov/coronavirus.
Paycheck Protection Program https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/assistance-for-small-businesses
US Chamber of Commerce https://www.uschamber.com/
Federal Government Response https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus
Idaho's Response https://rebound.idaho.gov/
Other Links & Highlights
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offering disaster assistance in response to COVID-19 (Updated - 3/20/2020)
Under the recently enacted Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act (the Act), small businesses that have suffered substantial economic injury as a result of COVID-19 can apply for low-interest federal disaster loans through SBA. Small businesses and nonprofits can apply for working capital loans of up to $2 million.
We’ve highlighted the following key details of the Act for you here, but you can also learn more by visiting the COVID-19 disaster assistance page on SBA’s website.
- State governors must first request access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. Once the declaration is made, information on the application process for disaster loan assistance will be made available to affected small businesses within the given state.
- Loans carry an interest rate of 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for nonprofits.
- Loans can be used to cover accounts payable, debts, payroll and other bills.
- Loans can be offered with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable—up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Businesses will apply for loans online and select “Economic Injury” as the reason for seeking assistance.
SBA offers disaster assistance via its customer service center. If you have questions or want to check if your state is eligible, contact U.S. Small Business Administration via phone at 800.659. 2955 (TTY: 800.877.8339) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.