Fothergill Segale & Valley

P: 802-223-6261

F: 802-223-1550

143 Barre Street Montpelier VT 05602


March 21, 2020

We hope that everyone is safe and healthy.

The IRS has officially extended the deadline for filing your Federal tax return, as well as paying any tax due, until July 15th.  We expect the State of Vermont and other States to follow the IRS and also extend the deadline.   

Even though the due date has been extended, we are ready and geared up to prepare and file your tax returns as soon as possible. If you have not already sent us your information, please send it to us by regular mail or by using our portal.  Please see our website at for a link to the portal.

Thank you again for your business and please contact us if you have questions.

Phone: 802-223-6261

Fax: 802-223-1550



March 18, 2020

Fothergill Segale & Valley, CPAs exists because of its community. The community of FSV is not just our clients, staff and their families but the community that surrounds us. COVID-19 is a threat to our community and we have made decisions in the last few days in order to protect that community, as we know you have as well.

We are increasing our social distancing policies to make sure our operations continue to run smoothly and to protect everyone's health. At our office we have locked the door to clients. Although our door is locked, we are open. We will have a limited staff at the FSV office and have the technology in place for most of our staff to continue working remotely. You will see little interruption in your interaction with us during your tax preparation and other accounting services during this time of social distancing.

As of today the filing deadline remains April 15, 2020 for individuals, corporations and fiduciary tax returns.  We suggest that you file on time. Please provide us with your information as soon as possible.  

We will be more likely to file for extensions this year due to the impact of the virus and because the Federal Government has extended the due date of the balance due to July 15th, in most cases.  We have not heard the status of state tax returns.  Of course, if you have a refund it would be best to file as soon as possible.

We are encouraging all clients to make use of our secure client portal, which can be found on our website at  If you need help with the set up please call our office at 802-223-6261.  There are many applications available to assist with the scanning of your documents. If you are not aware of any please contact us.

You also may drop your tax materials through our mail slot on our front door, which is cleaned and monitored daily, or use the US Mail, FedEx or UPS.  Our policy is to let the material that comes in via paper form to sit for two days before it is opened or scanned.

The primary delivery of your tax information will be done by mail or portal.  We will be able to coordinate pick up at our office for some if necessary.  Please communicate your preference to us. 

Again, as of today the IRS has extended the time to pay your taxes, without penalty, to July 15, 2020.  We are still gathering information on this and how it applies to 2020 estimates and the State of Vermont. 

Our firm is dedicated to providing quality service to you. We thank you for trusting us and supporting one another during this difficult time.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns. We are here to listen and help in any way that we can.

Please take care of yourself and others.


Fothergill Segale & Valley, CPAs