MAY 7 2020 COVID UPDATE RE: UPDATED OFFICE HOURS and STIMULUS PAYMENTS

Good evening.  It’s been a little while since we have sent out an update.  We are continuing to monitor the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Our office remains closed to entry by the public – as mentioned before a few of us have compromised immune systems, and in order to keep functioning, this is the best solution.  […]

April 28, 2020 COVID-19 Update re Unemployment for Self-Employed Workers

Good news from the Maine Department of Labor today! Department of Labor to Accept Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Applications May 1 April 28, 2020 AUGUSTA – The Maine Department of Labor will begin accepting applications for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) at 8 a.m. Friday, May 1. People whose claim does not require further review […]

NEW HOURS EFFECTIVE MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2020

Good evening! Typically, by April 18th, we would be reverting to our post tax season hours of Monday through Thursday, but there has been nothing typical about this tax season, has there? Effective Monday, April 20th, we will be working Monday through Friday, until further notice.  While we are here, our office remains closed to […]

April 16, 2020 COVID-19 Update re Stimulus Payments

Good evening. Since our April 12th update, we have confirmed that the IRS is only direct depositing stimulus payments to people who HAD REFUNDS THAT WERE DIRECT DEPOSITED.   What this means is that if you owed the IRS money and paid that tax by direct debit to your account, you will need to go to the […]

April 12, 2020 Covid-19 Update re Office Opening and Stimulus Payments

Good evening and Happy Easter.  We hope everyone had as good an Easter holiday as possible in this new normal. Our office will reopen tomorrow, April 13th at 8:30 a.m.  As of right now, I’m not sure if we will be fully staffed due to the ongoing and increasing pandemic.  Please, I beg of you, […]

April 7, 2020 COVID-19 Update re Federal Payback Protection Program

Good evening.  This post is directed at our small business clients.  Part of the recently passed Stimulus package included provisions to help small businesses during this economic downturn.  The following article explains a bit about the program, and also has links to get more information. If you know someone who is a small business owner, […]

April 6, 2020 Covid-19 Update re Stimulus Payments

Good evening.  We hope you are all coping as well as possible with the State shelter in place order.  While we are closed for the remainder of the week, we will continue to update you with pertinent information. It is our plan to be back in the office on April 13th.  While the IRS and […]

APRIL 4, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE RE UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS

Good morning.  First, I’d like to offer an apology to all of you who, when encouraged to sign up for our email alerts, were told “You’ll never get more than a few emails a year from us”.  Crazy times. A lot of us are now facing furloughs or layoffs (honestly, I’m not sure what the […]

April 2, 2020 COVID-19 UPDATE CONCERNING YOUR SCHEDULED TAX PAYMENTS

The news just keeps getting worse every day.  We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy.  Social distancing is hard, but some areas are reporting that it is successful. We are writing today to update you on how you can change your tax payment with the IRS if your returns have […]

MARCH 27TH COVID-19 UPDATE – OFFICE CLOSING FOR TWO WEEKS EFFECTIVE SATURDAY MARCH 28TH AT 5:00 P.M.

Hey Look! Another e-mail from H & R Pye’s! I know you can hardly contain your excitement. Well, we said on March 24th that the issues surrounding the COVID-19 virus were fluid.   With the latest update from the State of Maine – extending the filing deadline (and thereby payment date if you owe) to match […]