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 […]

March 24, 2020 Statement on Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be fluid.  Following Governor Mill’s press conference this afternoon, and her decision at this time to NOT extend Maine’s filing deadline to coincide with the IRS, it has been determined that tax preparation and related financial services are considered “Essential” businesses. As of right now, it is our […]

MARCH 20, 2020 UPDATE RE COVID-19

We have just learned that the IRS will now extend the filing deadline to July 15th.  As of the time of this writing, the State of Maine has not decided if they will go along with that deadline. What does this mean to you? Frankly, it means you need to plan on having your taxes […]

COVID-19 MESSAGE and YOUR UPCOMING TAX APPOINTMENT

They say there are only two things in life that are certain.  Because of these crazy times, I’m not mentioning the first one; the other one is taxes. As of this writing, March 17th, the filing deadline for taxes has NOT been extended by the IRS. We are still here working diligently every day to […]