Covid-19 Update

UPDATED June 12th, 2020

The health and safety of our people, their families, our clients and our communities are of critical importance to us.  We are closely monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and local health departments to help ensure that we are taking appropriate precautions to ensure everyone’s safety while continuing to provide continuous service.

Hayashi Wayland has opened our doors to the public and returned to our regular office hours of Monday-Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm.

The safety of our clients and staff is our first priority and we will operate under all protocols as required by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Monterey County Health Department, including:


      • Face masks will be required. Please be sure you have your face mask on before you enter our office.
      • – Please practice Social Distancing of at least 6 feet.
      • – Cleaning protocols are in place throughout our offices and hand sanitizer is provided in each of our lobbies.
      • – If you are experiencing any of the symptoms identified by the CDC as possibly being COVID-19 related such as coughing, fever, sore throat, and/or shortness of breath, please stay home.

 

Our HW Team Members continue to be available while they are in the office or working remotely.  Please feel free to reach out to your team member with any questions. We continue to recommend Zoom video meetings or phone calls. Hayashi Wayland values our relationship with you, and we commit to staying connected and helping you through this unprecedented situation.

 

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA):

On March 18, 2020 President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.  The FFCAR contains several separate Acts,  include Acts to expand family and medical leave and guarantee emergency paid sick leave for employees who work for public and private employers. Certain employees are now entitled to paid family and medical leave and emergency paid sick leave. While employers are obligated to pay for such leave, the FFCRA creates payroll tax credits that covered employers can take advantage of later.  The Department of Labor just posted its first round of guidance on the FFCRA, including two fact sheets and a FAQ: Fact Sheet for Employees, a Fact Sheet for Employers and a Questions and Answers.

Our HR Team at Hayashi Wayland can assist you with questions you might have while navigating through the FFCRA.  Please contact Sandra Mason, Director of HR, at:  sandram@hw-cpa.com or (831) 759-6334.

 

Disaster Relief Loans:

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers disaster assistance in the form of low-interest loans to businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters.  The SBA is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration.

For a short video explaining this loan and learn about other SBA loans click here or get more information from the SBA website here.

Our Team at HW can assist you with preparing loan documents, working with your banker, preparation of cash flow analysis; and other information needed to apply for an SBA loan

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Is Hayashi Wayland staying open?

A: Yes however, effective immediately we are closing our office to the public. We have suspended all in-person meetings until further notice but you will be able to call and email our employees directly, or you can reach out to any of our offices: https://www.hw-cpa.com/contact/. During this time most of our staff will be working remotely and we will still be able to continue to serve you to the best of our ability.

Q: Is Hayashi Wayland an essential business?

A: Hayashi Wayland is a vital component of the Financial Service Sector that is outlined in the US Department of Homeland Securities Critical Infrastructure workforce.

Q: When will my tax return be due?

A: On March 20th, 2020 Treasury Secretary Mnuchin, at the direction of President Trump, announced an extension of the tax return filing and tax payment deadline to July 15th, 2020. Read the full article here.The California Franchise Tax Board has already extended the filing and payment deadline to July 15th, 2020.

Q: Is my return being worked on still?

A: Yes, During this time most of our staff will be working remotely, with a small group of people remaining in our offices to receive documents, answer phone calls, and help facilitate work to our remote employees. Our staff has the capability to hold meetings with you via phone or video conferencing. You will continue to be able to call or email our staff directly, or contact our offices: https://www.hw-cpa.com/contact/. Fortunately, we have the technology and capability to perform most of our essential business services remotely, and our team will continue to provide you with great service. If you have questions about your specific return(s) please reach out to your Preparer directly or email info@hw-cpa.com.

 

 

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