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

Total Tax Service’s Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

It's understandable if things might feel a little bit … shaky right now for you. If you pay attention to the media, you are seeing trade wars with China, uncertain stock markets, apocalyptic elections rumbling in the future, even the Apple juggernaut is seeing its empire show signs of trouble. All of these, by the way, are good reasons to … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Three Building Blocks To Healthy Personal Finances

Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go? Total Tax Service Breaks It Down

Before I get to your tax dollars, and where they went, I have a couple thoughts for you. We're still settling down from the flurry of last week and the passing of the April 15th deadline. There were MANY more procrastinators this year than in years past, in my opinion because of so much confusion in the marketplace. In fact, … Read More

Where Do Our Tax Dollars Go? Total Tax Service Breaks It Down

College Is Expensive But NE Pennsylvania Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks

What, you think I'm on vacation? Yes, the tax deadline has passed. But we're still available, and handling post-deadline matters for NE Pennsylvania clients.   But moving along to today's subject: figuring out how to pay for college tuition. Things are different from the days when I considered college… I'm talking to NE Pennsylvania parents left and right who are … Read More

College Is Expensive But NE Pennsylvania Families Can Save Big Through These Tax Breaks

A Thank You To Our NE Pennsylvania Clients For A Successful 2019 Tax Season

This has been one of the wildest tax seasons in recent memory. I saw a note from the IRS last Friday (the 12th) that as of that day, 50 million taxpayers had yet to file. LOTS of extensions happened out there, as all of the tax law changes caused a bunch of confusion. It's our hope that our NE Pennsylvania … Read More

A Thank You To Our NE Pennsylvania Clients For A Successful 2019 Tax Season

Total Tax Service’s Under-Utilized Pet Tax Deductions

Apparently, there are some politics things happening these days. But even more apparently, the tax deadline is three weeks away. Politics? As the young people say, ain't nobody got time for that. But you know what we DO have time for? Saving you a boatload on your taxes, and finding creative ways to do that, even if you don't think … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Under-Utilized Pet Tax Deductions

IRS Form 4852: Total Tax Service Inc Explains the Substitute for the W-2

  Word on the tax professional "street" is that tax filing numbers are down across the board so far. That is from data released by software providers (though this year, of all years, I simply don't understand why somebody would use software), as well as overall numbers from the IRS, AND those who are using a professional. It seems that … Read More

IRS Form 4852: Total Tax Service Inc Explains the Substitute for the W-2