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

Total Tax Service’s Second Key To Wealth Building

Believe it or not, we have less than two months before federal taxes are due. Yikes. We have been meeting with so many NE Pennsylvania clients (including a fair number of new ones, thanks to YOUR referrals — keep them coming!), finding so many wonderful ways to help people save on their taxes, that it hardly seems possible that there … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Second Key To Wealth Building

Total Tax Service’s First Key To Building Wealth

Not only are we entering into the thick of tax season, but based on our political situation, we could be staring at another federal government shutdown on Friday. Which means, well … we don’t know exactly what it will mean except that God bless you if you are trying to get help directly from the IRS these days. Not only … Read More

Total Tax Service’s First Key To Building Wealth

Total Tax Service’s Three Simple Steps For Better Information Security Management

Unless you're a Patriots fan, the Super Bowl sure was a snoozefest, eh? The snarky tweets were in full force, and there were many sad bettors who might want to check this out (unless, of course, they just want to let us handle it for them, which is always wise). Even the commercials weren't very good. (I did like the … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Three Simple Steps For Better Information Security Management

The Trump Shutdown Is Over And Tax Filing Season Has Begun For NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers

Politics aside, I think we can all breathe just a little easier knowing that the federal government is no longer in shutdown mode. And on top of that, this morning, as I write, the IRS has begun accepting filed tax returns. Which means, well … it's about to get real. Now, leaving aside the fact that the IRS will probably … Read More

The Trump Shutdown Is Over And Tax Filing Season Has Begun For NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers