GECA Client Operations Update


Working through the Covid-19 lockdown.

Thanks to our move a couple of years ago to cloud based software, GECA is able to support it’s clients in these very challenging business times with advice and accounting services. We will be operating during normal business hours 8am to 5pm,Monday to Friday, and available on 0800 758 766 and our usual DDIs.

To comply with social distancing requirements and the lockdown, we have changed our processes to allow remote meetings and signing of your accounts and tax returns.

Year End Accounts and Tax Returns

As in prior years, the year end accounts and tax return preparation process begins with you receiving by email our electronic questionnaire. Completing this will provide you with a checklist of information we require to prepare your accounts and tax returns. Once compiled, the information can be scanned through to us. Alternatively, please get in touch with us and we will send you a courier bag for collecting your documents to be returned to us for scanning.

We will then prepare your accounts in the usual fashion and come back to with any queries. Once the accounts are ready, we are now providing an electronic signing facility for remote signing called Hello Sign and will conduct our accounts signing meetings using Zoom video conferencing software. These are great apps for conducting business remotely and can be downloaded here.

Once your accounts have been finished, we will return the original documentation to you if requested. However, there’s also the option to have your scanned documents returned to you as an electronic file and the original documents destroyed in a confidential secure destruction facility.

GST and Tax Management

Any IRD correspondence will be emailed to clients.  As usual, we send out the terminal tax notices and provisional tax notices to clients by email.

GST returns – We have the two monthly and six-monthly GST returns for 31 March 2020 due 7 May 2020.  We will send you a reminder email on 1 April.

3rd Instalment of the 2020 Provisional tax is also due 7 May 2020 and notices will be sent out for GST clients once GST returns are completed.

Sheral can be contacted by email or on her mobile if you have any tax or GST queries.