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...

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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.

Here’s What Happens When You Use A Penetration Pricing Strategy For Your Frederick Company

As we all watched radar images from Hurricane Florence last week, and we all benefited from modern scientific pre-knowledge of these sort of events, I thought about what it would be like to have had no warning whatsoever about that kind of storm. Even 100 years ago,...

Should You Buy A Building For Your Frederick Business?

Every week, we advise our clients about how to handle their Frederick businesses, and particularly their finances. It's a big part of what we do around here, and many don't even realize how much we're willing and able to help. (And that's fine, because we are plenty...

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...

Dealing With Angry Customers: A Plan For Frederick Business Owners

As I have been saying to some of my personal tax preparation clients in Frederick, I'm not sure that there is very much that I could say that could add anything to the conversation about what happened last week in Parkland, FL. It seems that every time something like...

Effective Advertising: How To Find It In Frederick

As you may or may not already know, this is the final week before extended tax returns are due (Monday, October 16th is the due date this year), so we are working hard here in our Frederick offices with those clients who placed an extension on their filing, to make...

Ask For The Sale! Frederick Business Owners Sales Psychology

I make it my goal in these weekly notes to pass along information which has proven useful to our firm and our more successful clients. I do this because we want to be a partner with you in helping you grow your Frederick business. We're not marketing "gurus" around...

Frederick Non-Profits Taxes – 10 Important Year-End Steps

We deal with all kinds of businesses and organizations around here at Team J Allen & Associates. And while I often address "for profit" organizations with these notes, many of those same strategies (cost controls, marketing, growth, management) apply equally to...

Know the Value of Your Time: A Frederick Entrepreneur’s Guide

Is there an additional way that we can serve your Frederick business? Please shoot me an email using the button at the top of this page and let me know what's happening in your business, and what seem to be your greatest needs right now. I'd love to speak into it for...

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!