The Holomua Hawaiʻi program will distribute up to $22 million in Hawaiʻi County’s CARES Act funding in the form of one-time reimbursement grants up to $10,000 to county businesses and nonprofit organizations.
Holomua Hawaiʻi is a reimbursement grant program for costs incurred from business interruption due to the COVID-19 Emergency Proclamation on March 23, 2020, for the time period when the applicant was impacted.
Due to the fast-changing conditions with the COVID-19 pandemic and accompanying government response, we have made the decision to temporarily close our office location effective 3-25-20. We WILL still be providing essential services to our existing clients such as bookkeeping, payroll, general excise taxes, and income tax services, but for the safety of our staff and clients we have made the decision to conduct all business via phone or digitally for the time being unless absolutely necessary but within social distancing guidelines, until the current risks subside.
Our staff may be working on-location from time to time as they are able, but we ask that you respect their safety and phone/email with any questions or transactions instead of driving to our office.
We also want to share the very exciting news that Hawaii has finally extended the state corporate and individual income tax deadline to July 20th, in response to the extended federal deadline of July 15th which was announced last week. These changes do not affect any other state tax deadlines, unless specifically announced by the state. Here is some more information regarding the federal and state income tax deadline changes:
Please feel free to call or email if you have any questions, and we will keep you informed to the best of our ability as changes and decisions are announced.
We remain committed to helping the businesses and families of Hawaii navigate this difficult season through the services we provide. Thank you for being part of our ohana, and we look forward to continuing to serve you through the days to come.
David N. Clarke, CPA
Although the State income tax deadline has been extended, all other state tax deadlines remain unchanged at this time, including GE and TA tax.
Please let us know if you anticipate any changes during this time-including changes to payroll, payment schedules, etc.
If you have made the difficult decision to downsize your staff, here are some resources which may help them during this time:
As you are all aware, the COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant effect on our nation and on our local community. We at Clarke & Associates are taking steps to ensure ongoing operation and reliable service if the public health responses to COVID‑19 are elevated. Our concern is not merely to continue to operate, but also to safeguard both our staff, and you as our customers through this time. We have confirmed that the IRS just released an extended income tax deadline of July 15th, and we are awaiting the State of Hawaii’s response to follow the deadline.
In order to minimize risk to our customers and employees, the Clarke & Associates office will be temporarily closed for public access starting Thursday, March 19, in order to increase social distancing as recommended by state and federal health officials. We will reassess the situation over the coming week to determine if it is safe and prudent to resume normal office operations on Monday, March 30.
Although our office will be closed for public access, we will continue to perform all of our regular payroll, bookkeeping and tax return functions, and deliver the same high level of service that you have come to know and trust. During this time, we will be relying on the following procedures and tools in order to deliver the work and services that you need:
For more information or instructions on how to use any of these services please call our office at 808-331-8150, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Clarke & Associates understands that the COVID‑19 situation may cause hardship in various ways for our customers. We want you to know that we are on the job, and our top priority is providing safe and reliable service to you. Please stay safe!
Your Clarke & Associates Ohana