Four Great Summer Tax Moves For Folks in NE Pennsylvania

Summer is flying by. Do you feel that way? It's an exciting season with cookouts, vacations and extracurricular activities (my thoughts and sympathies for NE Pennsylvania parents with multiple kids playing multiple sports among 100 other things). Before you know it and July is almost over. How does it all go by so fast? But if you can find some … Read More

Four Great Summer Tax Moves For Folks in NE Pennsylvania

Total Tax Service’s Parents’ Guide For Telling Their Family’s Financial Story

How we are raised around financial matters can impact us for a lifetime. When a close friend or family member loses their home, or their job (or both), it can be frightening on several levels. You begin to wonder if the same could happen to you. And, as you're probably aware, this fear of economic uncertainty causes anxiety in many … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Parents’ Guide For Telling Their Family’s Financial Story

Total Tax Service’s Five Principles For Spending That Actually Produces Satisfaction

We're all still basking in the World Champion US Women's Soccer Team over here in the Total Tax Service Inc offices. Pretty amazing to see so much excellence, and on behalf of our country. Here's to hoping for continued unification within our culture in the aftermath. There's lots of conversation about different pay scales for the men's and women's national … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Five Principles For Spending That Actually Produces Satisfaction

Three FAFSA Tips to Help NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers Get Their High School Grads Ready for College

Independence Day is this week. Bombs. Patriotism. Picnics. Barbecue. All those things. I often write about "financial independence" this time of year (yes, I like the puns) … and when I do, invariably I get contacted by a few clients (or former clients), who communicate that they are pretty dispirited about their personal situation, that anything discussing "financial independence" really … Read More

Three FAFSA Tips to Help NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers Get Their High School Grads Ready for College

Four Ways the IRS Reform Bill Helps NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers Like You (and Me)

Believe it or not, 2019 is almost halfway over (!). We're through the summer solstice, the days get shorter from here on out, and here at Team Total Tax Service Inc we begin to turn our eyes more directly at 2020. We're pretty thrilled by the opportunity, because it means we get that much more time to take advantage of … Read More

Four Ways the IRS Reform Bill Helps NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers Like You (and Me)

Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy NE Pennsylvania Side Hustle

I'm so old, I still remember the days when "hashtags" were only about a particular button on your phone. Yep, the world has shifted massively underfoot. You know it; we all know it. And one of the developments we've all seen is the proliferation of news feed gurus, ready and willing to help you start your new business — for … Read More

Tax-Smart Ways to Run a Savvy NE Pennsylvania Side Hustle

Key Tips For NE Pennsylvania Newlyweds On Marriage and Taxes

Do you know what the number one month is for weddings? Check today's date and there it is: June. With that fact in mind, I'm not sure where you currently fall on the wedding spectrum… Are many of your friends getting married? Are your friends' kids getting married? And if you or someone close to you is getting married soon, … Read More

Key Tips For NE Pennsylvania Newlyweds On Marriage and Taxes

Total Tax Service Inc Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

No, the IRS is not shutting down their operations — there is still (and probably ever will be) a federal income tax. But states are a different story… This being travel season, and the season during which some of our clients turn their eyes towards making a move, I thought I'd give you some info on how state and local … Read More

Total Tax Service Inc Sheds Light on Some of the Highest State Sales Tax Rates

New Ideas For NE Pennsylvania Students To Pay For College

I recently wrote about the cost of raising children, but there was one glaring omission: college. But imagine if you had sent your son to Morehouse College. Here's what happened there this month… On Sunday, May 19th, investor and philanthropist, Robert F. Smith, shocked 400 graduating students from all-male Morehouse College when, in his commencement speech, he announced he would … Read More

New Ideas For NE Pennsylvania Students To Pay For College

Making Children Less Costly For NE Pennsylvania Families With Kids Through The Child Tax Credit

To be clear, children are costly in the best way possible. Once the dust settles from changing diapers, sweeping floors, slapping bandaids on booboos, driving to sports practice, attending back-to-school meetings, saving for college, and buying countless goldfish crackers … you realize children are a lot of work. They're also monetarily costly. Depending on your income, you could be spending … Read More

Making Children Less Costly For NE Pennsylvania Families With Kids Through The Child Tax Credit