Tax Return

Legalized Marijuana and Federal Law

Nearly half of the states (including Pennsylvania) and the District of Columbia have legalized the sale of marijuana.  Mostly for medicinal purposes, but a few states have permitted it for recreational use. Unfortunately, these states have caused business owners some trouble and confusion at the federal level.  Under federal law, marijuana is still considered an [...]

Trump’s Proposed Tax Plan

A few weeks ago, the Trump administration released its tax reform plan. The one page document left lawmakers and taxpayers with more questions than answers. Here's what we know so far: Individual Tax Brackets President Trump proposes cutting the current 7 bracket system down to 3 tax brackets for individuals: 10%, 25%, and 30%. The [...]

PA Tax Amnesty Letters Confuse PA Business Owners

The majority of our Pennsylvania-based business clients have received a letter from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue discussing outstanding tax liabilities and the new 2017 Pennsylvania Tax Amnesty Program. We sent out a message about the tax amnesty program last week. Here is a sample of the letter: Our understanding is that this letter, or [...]

1099-MISC Income

If you are an independent contractor or self-employed you should receive a 1099-MISC from every client who pays you $600 or more during the year. You'll receive the forms by the end of January. Even if you earned less than $600, you still should report any gross income earned on your income tax return. The income [...]

All About Charitable Contributions

What do Goodwill donations and cash contributions to your favorite non-profit organization have in common? Both transactions can help you save money on your federal tax return! When you receive our Individual Tax Organizer in January, there is a page dedicated to your cash and non-cash contributions. We ask you to provide us with information [...]