Save On Your Taxes With Total Tax Service’s Nine Tax Planning Questions

Tax Pro World is abuzz about the increase of the Social Security wage base standard. Well, I should clarify — most of Tax Pro World is taking naps this week and not really thinking much about taxes whatsoever, ha! After all, that was one of the most epically intensive tax “seasons” I can remember, with the stimulus payments, CARES Act … Read More

Save On Your Taxes With Total Tax Service’s Nine Tax Planning Questions

Nine Crucial Questions To Prepare NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers For Their 2020 Taxes

First some important reminders for all NE Pennsylvania taxpayers, then I have a bunch of questions to which I’d like you to respond… Depending on when you read this, the October 15th tax return extension deadline (for families and individuals) is either VERY close, or just recently passed. Therefore … a word on filing — even if you don’t want … Read More

Nine Crucial Questions To Prepare NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers For Their 2020 Taxes

Tax and Financial Planning for Multi-Generational Caretaking for NE Pennsylvania Families

Say it with me: four more weeks. Four more weeks until this crazy election cycle is behind us and we can all return to normal here in NE Pennsylvania. Except, well, if it isn’t. With the way that 2020 has been going, we might as well emotionally prepare for that eventuality and uncertain election results. And however it goes, what … Read More

Tax and Financial Planning for Multi-Generational Caretaking for NE Pennsylvania Families

Trump’s Tax Returns Are Not The Real Story by Total Tax Service

Like many things political, one of the best ways to look at the tempest of the day is analytical bemusement. This is (always) especially true when it comes to tax issues. And I might have a take today that could surprise you. I am not interested in getting into political matters here (though this issue is obviously very political). I … Read More

Trump’s Tax Returns Are Not The Real Story by Total Tax Service

Time To Dream With Your Friendly NE Pennsylvania Tax Professional

With the passing of Justice Ginsburg 45 days before the election, we have officially entered the political crazy season. This — on top of so much conflict surrounding public health measures. It is also in addition to all of the conversation around racial pain, the difficult issues surrounding so many protests and urban riots. And many are without meaningful work … Read More

Time To Dream With Your Friendly NE Pennsylvania Tax Professional

What NE Pennsylvania Landlords And Tenants Should Know About The CDC Eviction Stay

Floating under the radar during so much NOISE the past couple weeks … the CDC announced a halt to evictions for renters, and that starts THIS WEEK. I have some guidance today for you about what that means (and what it doesn’t), but a couple other things first, before we get there. First, can we all celebrate a little good … Read More

What NE Pennsylvania Landlords And Tenants Should Know About The CDC Eviction Stay

Labor Tax Updates By Total Tax Service

Everything about this year since March has just felt a little … off. And I mean aside from all of the cultural and political turmoil we’re living through. The seasonality of everything feels different too. Pro sports are out of sync, “back to school” season surely doesn’t feel normal (at least for most of my clients), and even something like … Read More

Labor Tax Updates By Total Tax Service

How NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers Can Lower Their 2020 Tax Bill

Finally, the IRS issued guidance on Friday evening about payroll tax deferrals. And, as we’ve been communicating … this may not be a very helpful program for most NE Pennsylvania taxpayers. In fact, it’s actually up to employers (not employees) whether or not to withhold Social Security payroll taxes from their employees’ paychecks from September through December. And again — … Read More

How NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers Can Lower Their 2020 Tax Bill

Controlling Your Tax And Financial Strategy In The Midst Of Chaos By Total Tax Service

Still no guidance from the IRS about the payroll tax “holiday” (deferral), so it’s extremely unlikely that your NE Pennsylvania employer will be ready — simply because the major payroll companies (Paychex, ADP, Gusto, and many others) don’t have the answers to many questions. Implementing these kinds of “optional” changes is hard. For example, payroll companies would have to recalculate … Read More

Controlling Your Tax And Financial Strategy In The Midst Of Chaos By Total Tax Service

How To Ensure NE Pennsylvania Families Are Prepared For Chaos

Summer is nearing an end, but this has been no ordinary summer. Everywhere, parents are scrambling in the most unusual “back to school” season in memory. Fall sports are in limbo, and others (MLB, NHL, NBA) are operating in a weird Twilight Zone mode. Urban centers are shells of themselves, violence is rising, and this virus is still making its … Read More

How To Ensure NE Pennsylvania Families Are Prepared For Chaos