Secretary of State John Thurston announced that late fees and interest charges on businesses' annual franchise taxes will be waived until July 15th. Click here to learn more.
The Department of Assessments and Taxation extended the deadlines to submit 2020 Annual Reports, Personal Property Tax Returns and other various business filings/returns will be automatically extended to July 15, 2020. Click here to learn more.
Infinity Professional Services Group Inc. provides nationwide coverage for filing, searching and retrieval for corporate, UCC, real estate and litigation matters. Through our strategic partnership with Registered Agent Solutions, Inc. (RASI), we are also available to assist with all of your corporate compliance and registered agent needs.
First and foremost, we would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all of our clients for their continued trust in us as we all navigate these unchartered waters. We are fortunate to work in an industry that has been able to continue to operate thus far, unlike so many others that are struggling to survive during this COVID-19 pandemic.
Like many of you, we have been adhering to orders to work from home and will continue to do so until the orders are lifted. Fortunately, our systems and processes have always been designed to enable us to operate efficiently and seamlessly in various environments so there has been not be a major adjustment for us. While it is a working solution, it is not the ideal situation and we look forward to the time when we can get back to our normal collaborative team environment.
Infinity remains dedicated to supporting our clients in these difficult times. Every state and county’s operational circumstance is uniquely different and constantly changing. We are remaining in contact with our colleagues and government offices to ensure that we are up to date on changes as they occur. Please contact us with any questions or requests and we will provide you with the options and expected turnaround times for your requests.
We wish you good health and safety during this social distancing period and encourage you to spread kindness and lend a helping hand to the people, businesses and organizations in need of support. Together we will make it through this challenging time.
Stay Healthy & Safe!
WORK-LIFE BALANCE HOME EDITION:
HOW TO STAY SANE & DEVELOP NEW HABITS WHILE WORKING REMOTELY
As recent weeks have shown us, working from home (WFH) does not automatically bring work-life balance. In fact, it brings with it new issues and stressors to manage.
Though remote work has been on the rise for years, this sudden and new WFH reality can topple even the most flexible and fun work environment. The growing stress of uncertainty in this global pandemic also constantly shifts the baseline of balance.
Under normal circumstances, WFH is key to work-life balance. It increases responsibility, autonomy, performance and trains people to be focused and disciplined. The biggest benefits of working remotely are having a flexible schedule, being able to work from anywhere and not having to commute. The most common struggles are collaboration and communication, loneliness, not being able to unplug and distractions at home.
But these are not normal circumstances. So, we’ve put together a helpful list to tailor for yourselves and your own unique circumstances. The goal is to practice self-care while also trying to create a semblance of normalcy. The goal is not to try to set high, impossible-to-meet goals of productivity at this time. It takes 21 days to create new habits. So giving ourselves some grace, time and leniency in this time is crucial.
Here are some tips to help our daily routines, communication and time management for a better work-life balance while WFH:
• Be disciplined by keeping normal working hours.
• Dress properly.
• Set work hours.
• Create a good routine with short exercise breaks.
• Have a daily standup meeting with your team.
• Have more social interactions.
• Over-communicate. For instance, if something is urgent, send the message in several ways such as email, text or ping on Slack.
• To keep distractions at a minimum, turn off the tv, stay off social media and separate space to work from space to rest.
• Keep a daily checklist.
• Use online tools like Skype, Zoom, GoogleDocs, Freedcamp, etc.
• Schedule short breaks.
• Avoid work creep by keeping work at "work" and doing personal errands on personal time.
Source: How to Work From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic: My Personal Tips