For Individuals

College Financial Planning

How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

Elder Care Financial Care

Finally… Worry Free Financial Management for Your Aging Parent or Family Member.

Estate Planning Done Right

Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

How To Get Your Frederick Prospects To Respond To Your Marketing Messages

We have a pretty clear choice as Frederick business owners in our current cultural moment. Either we allow all of the media negativity (social and otherwise) to rob us of our focus and drive, through distraction and the agitation of the moment, and our business sort...

What Is The Proper Role Of A Frederick Small Business Owner?

Firstly, I gotta say -- we're past the midpoint of October, and, well ... the calendar is speeding up.Sure, looking back from an historical perspective might still enable us to find some deductions. But by the time the end of the year hits, it'll be too late to fix...

What Are My Chances of Getting Audited? 11 Tips For Frederick Small Businesses

On March 15th, 2018, Subchapter S Corporation (S-corps, for short), have their tax returns due. We're already on top of things for our Frederick clients, but this is a quick reminder to you to make sure that we've communicated, and that your books don't contain any...

Jennifer Allen’s Updated Tax Preparation Checklist for 2019

Tax season 2019 is inexorably moving forward. We now have less than two months before personal federal taxes are due. Which, of course, means that it's time to get started if you haven't yet done so already.I'm here today with a large checklist that you can work from,...

Jennifer Allen’s 2017 Tax Document Checklist

Yes, the calendar reads 2018, but the IRS of course, is living in the past. As you probably know, we are now beginning the process of doing something we're pretty good at: effectively, legally, and ethically reporting our Frederick clients' business financial doings...

Let’s Start a Conversation…

See, relative to their income, the rich are frugal. They save and invest. They spend less than 65% of their take-home pay on day-to-day expenses.

Thank You For Making The 2019 Tax Season Our Best Ever

Here we are, and "tax season" is behind us.But the truth is that tax season actually never ends for us. We just get a little less busy. But what a 2019 tax season it was.Thank you so much for your trust, and for allowing us to walk with you during such a sensitive and...

Tax Return Review and 2018 TCJA Planning Session for Frederick area Businesses

I'm going to take a moment to address you who might NOT be using our services thus far. There's a word or two for current J Allen & Associates clients here as well, but allow me to explain. You see, sometimes, you just know you need to make a change, but the...

Jennifer Allen’s Four Keys To Smarter Interview Questions

Firstly, with the advent of technology like Google's new "Duplex" system, it's going to reach a point (sooner than we realize) that Frederick businesses like yours -- and mine -- will have less use for employees that are mere "order takers" or who don't engage in...

If There’s Another Government Shutdown We’re Here To Help Your Frederick Business

You're wise these days if you don't pay close attention to the political tug-of-war that seems to be getting worse and worse. If so, you might not have yet seen that the federal government seems headed for another shutdown.Which is rough news for any poor schmoe out...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!