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13 12, 2021

Louis Plung Donates to Foster Love Project

By |2021-12-13T14:41:19+00:00December 13th, 2021|Blog|

On December 8, the Louis Plung social committee got into the holiday spirit by filling twenty bags for the Foster Love Project’s Bag Drive! The Bag Drive ensures that children in foster care who will be transitioning to new homes this holiday season will have their own belongings to take with them.   Everything was

30 11, 2021

Louis Plung Merges in Love, Scherle & Bauer

By |2021-11-30T14:42:48+00:00November 30th, 2021|Blog|

Pittsburgh accounting firm Louis Plung & Company is pleased to announce the addition of Love, Scherle & Bauer, P.C. (LSB). LSB will officially join LPC on January 1, 2022. However, the two firms have already merged workforces. While LSB Partner Joseph S. Scherle is retiring, the remaining eight-person LSB team is moving from the Grant

25 10, 2021

Louis Plung & Company Welcomes New Partner and Chief Marketing Officer

By |2021-10-25T18:26:04+00:00October 25th, 2021|Blog|

We are pleased to announce that the former Regional Managing Partner/Firmwide Director of Tax and the former Regional Marketing Director of Herbein + Company, Inc. have both joined the team of LPC. Thomas L. Bakaitus, Jr., CPA, MST, who exited Herbein in September, will be leveraging his 35 years of tax advisory and transactional experience

20 10, 2021

The IRS Backlog Is Causing Taxpayer Heartburn

By |2021-10-20T18:00:19+00:00October 20th, 2021|Blog|

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, the IRS was getting refunds out swiftly and responded to calls and correspondence in a reasonable amount of time. However, COVID-19 brought about a perfect storm of delays, initially caused by employees having to stay home because lockdowns prevented processing centers from operating and workers from going to their offices. And

20 10, 2021

Higher Income Individuals Beware

By |2021-10-20T17:59:45+00:00October 20th, 2021|Blog|

The House Ways and Means Committee has released an extensive list of proposed tax changes that impact individual, retirement, international and corporate tax law. We have been selective and have only included a portion of the proposed changes. A full list of proposed changes is available from the PDF file titled Responsibility Funding Our Priorities.

28 09, 2021

4 Ways for Individuals to Protect Themselves Online

By |2021-11-30T14:42:56+00:00September 28th, 2021|Blog|

As more and more areas of our lives and work move into the online sphere, cybercrime becomes a bigger threat. “It’s important that every Internet user is aware of safe online practices,” said Doug Hogue, VP of Business Development, of Cloud Solutions, a division of the Eric Ryan Corporation. “It is important that you educate

22 09, 2021

How to Protect Yourself Against Cybercrime

By |2021-11-30T14:43:15+00:00September 22nd, 2021|Blog|

Many internet users consider themselves safe because they assume that cybercriminals only target large corporations or the very wealthy. If you find yourself falling into this misconception, now is the time to reconsider your stance. All Internet users are at risk of cybercrime, so all Internet users should learn how to protect themselves against online

16 09, 2021

What Are the Top 5 Cybersecurity Concerns an Individual Should Have?

By |2021-11-30T14:43:08+00:00September 16th, 2021|Blog|

In recent days, the news has been full of stories about large corporations falling victim to cybercrime. And while this is a real issue, you should be aware that it is not just big organizations that are at risk of attack. “Individuals are also frequently the target of cybercriminals,” said Doug Hogue, VP of Business

13 09, 2021

Louis Plung & Company Named a Top Workplace of 2021

By |2021-11-30T14:43:34+00:00September 13th, 2021|Blog|

Louis Plung & Company (LPC) is pleased to announce that the firm has been named one of the Greater Pittsburgh Top Workplaces of 2021 by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “This recognition is a big deal because it indicates so much about a business,” said Louis Plung, CPA, managing partner of LPC. “Here at Louis Plung we

8 09, 2021

2021-2022 Tax Planning Guide Available

By |2021-09-08T15:35:14+00:00September 8th, 2021|Blog|

Year-end tax planning is seldom a simple task. With 2020 behind us, we thought 2021 would be slightly less complicated. However, this year has brought even more tax planning considerations to the forefront. With this in mind, we have compiled an online year-end tax planning resource that an be accessed HERE. The concepts discussed in

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