2017 Year-End Tax Strategies for Frederick Business Owners With Tax Reform In Mind

The holidays are funny for Frederick business owners. And, I must tell you, especially so for tax professionals like me. Every year, Congress delivers updates to the tax code, seemingly at the very last minute, so my staff and I are often working over the holidays...

Why Price Reductions are Bad Positioning for (Almost) Any Frederick Business

Our hearts remain with those in Houston and, now, South Florida, who have been dealing with such a massive disruption of their lives -- and during a time of year that is already one of the busiest. The IRS has set up a "catch all" page for those cleaning up from...

2018 Tax Reform Update And A Holiday Prayer from Jennifer

Unless something crazy happens this week, we have a new tax plan. If Congress-watchers are right, the House and Senate should vote to pass this new bill, and it will be signed by President Trump before Christmas. I'm writing this on Monday the 18th (a busy week is...

Five Financial and Tax Strategies For Frederick Small Businesses

It's increasingly clear to all of us that our present "cultural moment" can take a toll on any Frederick person's mind who isn't vigilant. Constant connectedness to those who are (by their very vocation) incentivized to highlight change, chaos and fear is more...

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...

Build A Brand In Frederick And Do It Well

As I write this, the Senate has passed their version of the tax reform bill, and now we wait for the final version of the bill. But here's the big number: Four weeks. Apparently, Congress thinks it can enact a dramatic overhaul of the law, adding substantial new...

Financial Behaviors For Frederick Business Owners (Part 2)

For many Frederick business owners, the Memorial Day weekend is sometimes one that can feel a little lonely. While many of those around you are floating on a boat with a fishing pole in the water, or firing up the backyard grill, there you are in the office or in the...

Three Keys To Shorter Meetings For Your Frederick Business

Last week I wrote about working less, and testing the 80/20 hypothesis for your Frederick business work cycle. I'd love to know if you had a chance to consider putting this into practice, send us an email using the email icon at the top right hand corner of our...

Creating A Marketing Campaign For Your Frederick, MD Business In 2017

As is often cited, more fortunes were made during the Great Depression than during any other time to that point (and well beyond, even when you adjust for inflation). I say this to point you (and myself) higher, and to lift our vision about what is possible --...

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, we're...

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!