Taxes & Timeshare Points: A Guide for NE Pennsylvania Timeshare Owners

Labor day rushes up on me every year. There’s a corporate tax deadline on the 15th of September to keep me busy and focused (not to mention estimated taxes for June 3 through August 31 are also due on the 15th) … but the truth of the matter is that the beginning of fall means that my team and I … Read More

Taxes & Timeshare Points: A Guide for NE Pennsylvania Timeshare Owners

The Case Against NE Pennsylvania Residents Not Paying Federal Taxes

What a fantastical dream — to pay no taxes. Now … would it surprise you if I said most American households (including many NE Pennsylvania households) enjoyed that very dream in 2020 because they ended up not paying federal taxes – not a single dime? Last year’s insanely rocky economy and subsequent federal relief efforts led to “an extraordinary increase” … Read More

The Case Against NE Pennsylvania Residents Not Paying Federal Taxes

The 10 Rights for Every NE Pennsylvania Taxpayer

When the IRS is breathing down your neck, it may feel like you have no choice but to just roll over and take whatever they dish out. This is something we’ve heard from NE Pennsylvania taxpayers over the years. But here’s the thing… You actually have an extensive set of rights, guaranteed by law, when dealing with the IRS. Yep, … Read More

The 10 Rights for Every NE Pennsylvania Taxpayer

NE Pennsylvania Real Estate Investors: The 1031 Tax Deferral May Be Changing

It’s getting harder and harder to brace ourselves for the ongoing images of human struggle. They just keep coming. No matter your position on what’s happening, either nationally or abroad, the possibility of disaster touching us — that is out of our control — is very real. But even a step back from disaster, most of us have a hard … Read More

NE Pennsylvania Real Estate Investors: The 1031 Tax Deferral May Be Changing

’s Tips for Protecting Personal Assets

You’ve probably got a story to tell. The one about how you got to where you are today. It probably involves lots of hard work and sacrifice. And money. Last I checked, people weren’t giving away their NE Pennsylvaniahomes and cars. And I bet that you put locks on that house and car… and firewalls and passwords on your investment … Read More

’s Tips for Protecting Personal Assets

Total Tax Service’s Introductory Thoughts About The Proposed Infrastructure Bill

Over the weekend, we were “treated” to heartbreaking images. No matter how any NE Pennsylvania person feels about our involvement as a nation in Afghanistan, the human toll of that involvement — and now our seemingly hurried departure — can affect the hardest of hearts, if you let it. And this is part of the problem in our Information Age. … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Introductory Thoughts About The Proposed Infrastructure Bill

IRS Tax Levy: What Happens If NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers Don’t Pay What They Owe

In the vast majority of cases, people who have tax debt will start to pay attention to the series of letters the IRS sends them as they become increasingly more threatening. So, being proactive and addressing the problem head-on is always the best approach. But what happens if you ignore those IRS nasty-grams? Bad things. Very, very bad things including … Read More

IRS Tax Levy: What Happens If NE Pennsylvania Taxpayers Don’t Pay What They Owe

Should NE Pennsylvania Parents Take The Child Tax Credit Payments?

The federal government is handing out a lot of money to NE Pennsylvania individuals lately. Remember those stimulus payments that started showing up in your bank account last year? There’s more en route… Now comes the federal advance payments of the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Money for having kids? Sounds like a great idea. Maybe and maybe not. If it’s … Read More

Should NE Pennsylvania Parents Take The Child Tax Credit Payments?

Total Tax Service’s Insights on Good Debt Vs Bad Debt

Before I jump into outlining good debt vs bad debt for all those in NE Pennsylvania trying to tackle their personal debt, let’s touch on some news from everyone’s not-so-favorite government agency. Late last week (Friday news dump?), ye olde Internal Revenue Service announced that it had 15.6 million unprocessed tax returns. They made no fanfare about it but added … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Insights on Good Debt Vs Bad Debt

Total Tax Service’s Tax Scams 2021 Edition: The Big 12

Alright, NE Pennsylvania readers, before we jump into the tax scams 2021 edition, let’s circle back on some info we posted about recently … the IRS sent out a lot of moolah last week — and, if you have children, you might have received some. Note: If you received it, this is an advance on future tax credits. It is … Read More

Total Tax Service’s Tax Scams 2021 Edition: The Big 12