Help Preparing Your Tax Returns
Below are helpful tips from CPAs for individuals and business owners getting ready to prepare your federal and state tax returns.
PICPA members will give advice on itemizing or taking the standard deduction, when children or parents can be dependents, and more. Tax Chat Tuesdays - Visit PICPA.org on Tuesdays in February to get help from CPAs on your specific tax questions through the online chat function. .
Here is a checklist of items you should have ready before you start your taxes, whether you’re meeting with a tax preparer or doing them yourself. Some specific items below may not apply for all filers.
Pennsylvania CPAs provide details on frequently missed deductions that you should not overlook as you prepare to file your taxes this year.
It's so important to choose a tax preparer who really knows their stuff. Here are some of the common mistakes when making this choice and some helpful solutions.
From the Alternative Minimum Tax to the Affordable Care Act, these top ten reasons are why you should have a CPA prepare your tax return.
Every year mistakes are made on tax returns. What kinds of errors should you watch for?
John Steffee, CPA provides nine above-the-line deductions that are available to taxpayers who do not itemize all deductions and opt for the standard deduction.
Affordable Care Act provisions will debut on your tax return for the first time this year. Get advice from Judy Herron, CPA on how this affects your tax filing.
Barry Williams, CPA discusses how the Affordable Care Act will affect the 1040EZ this year.
Will your tax bill this year include taxes on your Social Security benefits?
Ken Yoder, manager of corporate tax at ParenteBeard, discusses independent contractor vs. employee, the Affordable Care Act tax credit, and repair regulations.
Although each small business is unique, you can be sure that they have a common desire to minimize taxes and make the most of the deductions for which they qualify.
CPAs answers some of the most frequent questions about taxes and self-employment, and offers tips that can help you lower your tax bill.
Here is a brief update on the
Business Privilege and Mercantile
Tax, just one of the local taxes
applicable to businesses operating
Tax Deadline - Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Extensions for filing are available, but the amount of tax you owe is required by the April 15 due date.
Free Tax Forms
The IRS will no longer mail paper income tax booklets to you. There are free options to obtain paper forms, including:
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