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.

Special Business Knowledge And Frederick Business Success

Yes, there's plenty to say about that Super Bowl, the advertisements (apparently, they're all Tide ads), the halftime show, etc. But I'll let others weigh in there. I'm a tax professional after all. Congratulations Eagles fans, etc. Here at J Allen & Associates,...

The Billionaire Mindset by Jennifer Allen

More than being only bean counters or tax strategists for our Frederick clients, we make it a point to study what works well for our most successful clients, and (with all confidentiality) pass along principles we've seen work in various businesses. On top of that, we...

Goal Setting For Your Frederick Business

Goal setting. Some people *love* reading and writing about it; but to others, it can provoke a sure-fire rolling of the eyes. Indeed, this whole ritual of "goal-making" can feel very cliche, but look -- we all need little "nudges" to help us actually make changes in...

Keeping Your Frederick Business Focused On Revenue Growth and Customer Retention

We've been talking about meetings, efficiency, and how Frederick small business owners simply have to stay laser-focused on tasks that will bring them and their business towards actually achieving their goals. Especially with all of the political and cultural chaos...

Everything You Need To Know About Tax Records For Frederick Businesses

Tax season is over.Just like the North Pole elves in the Will Ferrell classic, Elf, perhaps your team could use a brief moment of celebration before getting back to work?Although it's a relief now, remember that tax season isn't a one-time occasion. The decisions you...

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...

Increase Profits For Your Frederick Business With Effective Compensation Strategies

We're still waiting on Congress to reconcile the different tax reform plans passed by the House and the Senate, but we do know a couple things. First, it looks pretty certain that you're not going to be able to deduct your state and local income taxes in 2018. Both...

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,...

Can I Take the Section 199A Deduction For My Frederick Business?

Lots of business owners have been contacting us of late, as we've developed a bit of a reputation around the Frederick area for helping business owners save a bundle on their taxes.And many of the business owners in Frederick that we've talked to have a similar...

The Simple ‘Why’ For Frederick Businesses To Consider Professional Mentoring

Whether or not the federal government's continued (as of this writing) partial shutdown affects you, the IRS did manage to pull in about half of its workforce, despite not offering them a paycheck -- which would be a pretty great deal for an organizational leader,...

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!