Total Tax Service Inc’s Guide to Estate Planning for Digital Assets

Technology has certainly shifted our society over the last 15 to 20 years — you can see it right here in the NE Pennsylvania area. So much so, that it's time we discuss estate planning with a technological twist. Before we get there though, may I offer you this important reminder: the only "magic" we can do on a tax … Read More

Total Tax Service Inc’s Guide to Estate Planning for Digital Assets

The Advantage a C Corporation Holds for NE Pennsylvania Businesses

Now that 2018 extended returns for businesses are truly put to bed now, we can turn our gimlet eye on 2019. And one thing that might be worth discussing is your operating entity. A quick rundown on business structures is never bad, ESPECIALLY when tax laws change and affect NE Pennsylvania business owners' personal tax situations so dramatically. The three … Read More

The Advantage a C Corporation Holds for NE Pennsylvania Businesses

Three Overlooked Ways To Control Costs In Your NE Pennsylvania Business

I don't know about you, but my Facebook newsfeed is FILLED with so-called experts slinging around big revenue numbers in their business to grab my attention, and get me to sign up for their stuff. But, see … I'm an accountant. And I know the truth: Revenue means nothing unless there is profit attached. And there are two parts to … Read More

Three Overlooked Ways To Control Costs In Your NE Pennsylvania Business

How NE Pennsylvania Residents Can Donate for Dorian Relief

Unfortunately, this is a follow-up piece to some advice I shared in the spring — March to be exact. When tornadoes ravaged Lee County, Alabama, the country rushed to its aid. Although nature is beautiful in various forms, it's also equally unpredictable. And that unpredictability sometimes leads to loss of life and communities. If you've turned on the news anytime … Read More

How NE Pennsylvania Residents Can Donate for Dorian Relief

Five Productivity Tips for NE Pennsylvania Busy Bodies

With Labor Day behind us, fall is just around the corner. (And a quick tax note: so are estimated taxes, if that applies to you. Due the 16th of this month. Consider yourself reminded. Though I will probably remind you once more.) Now … fall. This can be a happy transition (as it is for many), though I do know … Read More

Five Productivity Tips for NE Pennsylvania Busy Bodies

Estate Planning For NE Pennsylvania Singles

Many of our NE Pennsylvania clients are married. What I have to say today is still relevant, conceptually (and even in some of the details). So don’t skip on by. As I have talked about before, estate planning is something that many families continue to neglect. I’m not here to toot that horn again today. But there is actually more … Read More

Estate Planning For NE Pennsylvania Singles

Three New Tax Implications for Buying or Selling a House in the NE Pennsylvania Area

Sometimes real estate is more art than science. Because every homebuyer's situation is nuanced from home to realtor to geographic location, there's no cut-and-dried way to go about it, and that's whether you're investing, moving or selling. But there are a few things you should know about — whether you're a long-time homeowner or just beginning your search. Because buying a … Read More

Three New Tax Implications for Buying or Selling a House in the NE Pennsylvania Area

A Powerful Example of Tax Planning For NE Pennsylvania Families And Individuals

It's wild to think that there are only four more months in 2019. As we get older, time sure does fly. And unfortunately, many get stuck in a rut from year to year. Specifically related to taxes — many do not look at, or even think about, their tax situation until the winter or early spring. But if you can take … Read More

A Powerful Example of Tax Planning For NE Pennsylvania Families And Individuals

Two Ways Towards Making Money In Marriage Harmonious For NE Pennsylvania Couples

Summer is nearing an end. Which also means, well, wedding season is slowing down. If you've been married, you know that there is a big difference between the "wedding show", and the real work of being married. One of the best pieces of advice I've seen for newlyweds is that they put just as much planning (if not far more) … Read More

Two Ways Towards Making Money In Marriage Harmonious For NE Pennsylvania Couples

Four Online Security Moves For NE Pennsylvania People Right Now

Firstly, our hearts are broken for the victims of the shooting at the Garlic Festival in California on Monday (one of whom was a six-year-old boy). These events accumulate to paint a picture of deep pain buried within our modern culture, and it's important, in my opinion, that we never go numb to them. +++ There's no good way to … Read More

Four Online Security Moves For NE Pennsylvania People Right Now