Our firm has provided local accounting services to Ketchikan, Alaska and the surrounding communities for over 65 years. We provide a variety of services including: tax preparation and planning, attestation, payroll, estate planning and other business advisory services.
As COVID-19 has grown to worldwide pandemic levels and started to affect life for all of us here in Ketchikan, we wanted to take the opportunity to reach out to you to make you aware of changes moving forward. Due to scheduling issues related to widespread cancellation of many services and businesses throughout our city, nation, and world, as well as safety concerns for our clients and our staff, we will be closing our offices to walk-in traffic.
For clients that are unable to use our digital services detailed below, tax documents can be mailed to our office or dropped off anytime between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday, using the mail slot that is located at the bottom of the stairs on the first floor. Please be sure to put your documents in a labeled envelope to avoid documents being misplaced. Copies of tax returns and physical documents will be mailed to clients upon completion.
In person meetings will be by appointment and only as necessary. For our safety and the safety of our other clients, we ask that you follow the CDC and Alaska Department of Health guidelines by staying home if you show any signs of sickness, avoiding physical contact such as handshakes, and self-isolation if you have been out of the State or Country.
Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced that the IRS will be extending the deadline for tax payments and filings from 4/15 to 7/15. We will be working diligently in the meantime to complete as many of your returns as possible.
Please give us a call or email if you have any questions or need assistance with any of our online tools.
We have technology in place to serve many of you without the need to come to our office. We encourage you to consider if they might work for you.
Secure File Transfer
We have the ability to send and receive files using a secure file transfer portal, known as ShareFile. This option eliminates the need to mail or hand deliver sensitive documents, while providing far more security than offered by email. Call or email our office to inquire about having a secure portal created for you, or visit our file drop site at http://1953tax.sharefile.com/filedrop. From there you can select the staff member you wish to receive your documents.
In addition, some documents can be signed digitally via Right Signature. This tool allows you to electronically sign documents without needing to print, sign and scan it back to us. It also automatically notifies us when you’ve completed signing the documents so we can keep the process moving forward.
We assure you that our commitment to you and to our communities remains strong and focused and we will continue to serve you to the best of our abilities.