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Message from the Managing Principal

Normally, this time of year is about helping our clients navigate the tax code and plan for the future.  Now we are all navigating a different challenge.  At CS&L CPAs, the health and safety of our employees, our families, our clients and our community is our top priority.  We have initiated some steps to help ensure we continue to be there for our employees, our clients and the community while doing our part to help slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Effective Monday, March 23rd, we will close our physical offices and we have moved the majority of our employees to work remotely.  We are still at full capacity with effective security in place.  We will continue to work to keep in contact by phone, by email and by video conferencing. 

We will provide updates on our “In the News” tab of this web site and through email communications as the situation changes.

Thank you to all of our employees, families and clients as we work through the our new environment together.


Robert Stanell, Managing Principal

2017 Best Firm for Equity Leadership
941CEO Greater Good Awards
2015 Manatee Chamber Small Business of the Year
Sarasota Chamber Small Business of the Year CS&L CPAs
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Ranked as a "Best Company to Work for in Florida"

Our employees and our community agree – CS&L is an outstanding place to work.

We have been recognized for our strong company culture and commitment to providing a great work environment for our employees. In recent years we were named “Small Business of the Year” by both the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce and the Manatee Chamber of Commerce, a “Best Place to work in Tampa Bay” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a “Best Company to Work for in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine. In 2017, we were included among the Accounting MOVE Project's "Best Firms for Leadership Equity".

In addition, the firm and our staff have been featured in various publications for their expertise and commitment to the community. We pride ourselves on hiring exceptional candidates and providing an environment where our staff members can grow professionally and personally.

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Latest CS&L News

Tax Day now May 17, 2021


The Treasury Department and IRS announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021 in IR-2021-59.

Please note – at this time the postponement of the tax filing deadline includes the deferred payment of taxes due for 2020 but does not include a deferral of the Year 2021, 1st quarter estimate. This deferral also does not cover the filing deadlines for state returns.

Taxpayers do not need to file any additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this automatic federal tax filing and payment relief.

How Can CS&L Help

We are committed to providing you with the best service possible in preparing your tax returns/extensions, and will continue to work hard to get tax returns completed and filed as quickly as possible for you. Please continue to send us your tax material. We appreciate your efforts to assist us in doing so timely, understanding that each of you will be impacted differently and have different priorities. Despite the extended deadline, we are continuing to process returns and get them filed as soon as possible.  We will continue to monitor additional notifications issued by the IRS and state governments and will keep you updated as we learn more.

An extension of time can be filed by May 17, 2021 to extend the deadline to October 15, 2021 for individuals.

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Tax Day now May 17, 2021


The Treasury Department and IRS announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May

Congress Passes Additional Relief Bill for COVID-19


Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021


Congress Passes Additional Relief Bill for COVID-19

CARES Act Update: 2020 Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) Rules for Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs)


Coronavirus Response: Extension of Time to File and Pay


Senate Passes the CARES Act (Phase 3 of the Coronavirus Pandemic Relief Efforts)


On March 25, the Senate passed a $2 trillion emergency aid proposal to stimulate the US Economy in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The House is scheduled to vote on the bill Friday, and then it will go to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. This legislation, H. R.