IRS Scammer Warning (04/02/20)
The IRS will never :
- Call to demand immediate payment using a specific payment method such as a prepaid debit card, gift card or wire transfer. Generally, the IRS will first mail a bill to any taxpayer who owes taxes.
- Threaten to immediately bring in local police or other law-enforcement groups to have the taxpayer arrested for not paying.
- Demand that taxes be paid without giving taxpayers the opportunity to question or appeal the amount owed.
- Ask for credit or debit card numbers over the phone.
- Call about an unexpected refund.
NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19 (updated 03/23/20):
We have been continuously working to responsibly address the evolving threat of the coronavirus outbreak. The health and safety of our clients and staff are our top priority. Late on Friday, March 20, 2020 Governor Wolf included us as an essential business and we are directed to remain open. While we will maintain normal operating hours during this time, we have closed our lobby and suspended all in person meetings until further notice.
The US Department of Treasury announced on March 21, 2020 [link: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-day-now-july-15-treasury-irs-extend-filing-deadline-and-federal-tax-payments-regardless-of-amount-owed] that all taxpayers will be granted an automatic extension of time to file until July 15, 2020. Additionally, all taxpayers, regardless of amounts owed can defer amounts due April 15, 2020 until July 15, 2020 without penalties or interest. This deferral applies to all taxpayers including individuals, trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers as well as those who pay self-employment tax. At this time, the deferral and extension only applies to income taxes and self-employment taxes. All other federal taxes are currently due under the normal applicable schedule.
The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue also announced on March 21, 2020 [link: https://www.revenue.pa.gov/Pages/AlertDetails.aspx] that all individual taxpayers will granted an additional 90 days to file and pay their taxes until July 15, 2020. This applies to personal income taxes (PIT) along with the 1st and 2nd quarter estimated payments. At this time, only individuals are included in this relief and all other taxpayers, including trusts and estates, corporations and other non-corporate tax filers should continue to meet their Pennsylvania filing and payment requirements as usual.
We are encouraging you to provide us with your income tax information as you have always done, especially if you may be due a refund. The Internal Revenue Service, the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and most other states have indicated their intention to process refunds as normal. Please feel free to contact us via the U.S. Postal Service, the mail slot at our office, phone, email, or via our secure portal. Click here to access our client portal.
All other non tax services will be available but may be modified as needed.
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