Article: Office Closure

| March 20, 2020

Dennis Piper & Associates PC will be doing its part to not spread this terrible virus, by closing our office to all clients effective:

Today, Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:00 pm and we will re-open the office when permitted to do so.

However, we won’t miss a beat, and all our clients’ tax returns will continue to be timely prepared, since all the Dennis Piper & Associates Team will be continuing to work remotely. We have all the encrypted technology to perform these services safely.

After today March 20, 2020, please call the office at 412-826-8600 during our normal business hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. If we are currently unavailable to take your call, please leave a detailed voice message and we will return your call as soon as possible.

If you wish to send us your tax information, you can use our encrypted tax portal by contacting us via phone or email at to request a secure link.

You can also mail us (via trackable mail) your returns to the office, however, it may take us a little longer to receive that information due the office closing. So please let us know ahead of time if you are sending your information through those means.

We can also make arrangements for no contact pickup or delivery if electronic or mailing means are not available. But would prefer to keep this option as a last resort in order to protect the safety of all.

Please feel free to email or call the office number 412-826-8600 with any questions or times to pick up information.

Remember it was announced that, individuals are able to defer up to $1 million and corporations are able to defer up to $10 million in taxes for up to 90 days without penalties or interest. So, most do have until July 15, 2020 to make any Federal Tax Payments. However (so far), returns will still need to be timely filed or extended by April 15, 2020. As this is changing daily the deadline could be extended to a later date. We will be ready for any deadline imposed, so it is important to keep sending your documents and information until a new deadline is announced.

**UPDATE – The Individual Tax Return (1040) filing deadline has been extended to JULY 15, 2020**

All other services including accounting and payroll services will be securely done remotely also, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to your accountant with any questions or concerns you may have.

Like you, we are focused on balancing the health and safety of our employees, families and communities. We’ve taken several steps to maintain business continuity. Our staff and our systems are resilient, and we will continue to serve you at the same high level of service you’re used to.

It is more important than ever that we stay connected so we can support you and your business during this truly unprecedented situation.

We are grateful to be your trusted partner and are committed to supporting you and your business as we all go forward.

We appreciate everyone understanding during this hard and crazy time.

Everyone please be safe and help others around you stay safe also!