Tax Services

When it comes to the world of taxes, preparation and planning go a LONG way. We have the expertise and knowledge you are looking for in a tax professional and can help you navigate your options.

We’re happy to help you with any of these services:

Tax Preparation

Stop missing out on potential deductions that could be saving you big money!

Tax Planning

Real strategies and solutions to help you minimize your IRS liability.

IRS AUDIT Representation

Don’t go it alone! We’re your ally and representative in an IRS audit.

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...

Business Succession Planning Essentials by Jennifer Allen

The final quarter is a great time to take a look at where things have gone for your Frederick business, and that's perhaps an obvious point. But now (before the holidays really hit), it might also be an even better time to take stock of where you are headed LONG term...

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...

Three Easy Ways for Frederick Business Owners to Develop Delegation Skills

The corporation deadline for Frederick businesses is behind us, and we're taking a big breath around here (while still focusedly working through personal tax returns as well). Apparently, there are basketball games being played.  Not that we would know much about...

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 --...

10 Simple Fraud Protection Safeguards Frederick Companies Should Implement

Things have been cranking at the J Allen & Associates offices of late! We have had a steady stream of new Frederick clients calling, emailing and coming through our doors. But it's also because of all of the questions we are fielding about the new tax law changes, and...

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 those...

Let’s Talk About Your Business…

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.

A Frederick Business Owner’s Simple Plan For Dealing With Angry Customers

Even in the middle of the intensity of the busy tax filing season in Frederick, we occasionally become the target for somebody's frustration. Over the years, and especially when things are busy and stressful, we've had to learn about how to best handle matters when a...

Sales Positioning For Frederick Freelancers And Small Businesses

Have you ever heard of Mary Meeker? Perhaps not. But for those who follow securities analysts, she's a little bit like Michael Jordan. She's been issuing an "internet trends" report since the '90s -- and she's usually right. Which, I suppose, is rare for securities...

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!