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.

My Frederick Small Business Health Quiz (Part 1)

Things are getting busier around Ye Olde Accountacy Shoppe (i.e. J Allen & Associates) as more and more Frederick business owners are touching base to get on our calendar for the next few weeks.Will you join them?If so, great. You know how to find us. Let us know...

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...

Is Your Frederick Business Making These Advertising Mistakes?

Every summer as a nation, it seems we hit a point in which it feels like everything is fraying at the edges and we're in danger of falling apart. Not only do we seem to be more divided than ever (with a heaping slice of online bitterness thrown in), but each of us...

How Frederick Businesses Can Market More Effectively In This New Normal

I have some ideas for Frederick small business owners to chew on today about how to connect more clearly and deeply with your clients and prospects, but before I get there, some news:There is still no word about automatic PPP forgiveness for smaller loans (under...

The Pareto Principle And Your Frederick Company’s Work Cycle

Slogging through the summer, and with the weather still hot, it can be real tempting to sort of press cruise control for the month of August until Labor Day hits us, and *then* really put that nose to the grindstone. But could it be that a rhythm of working a little...

Leading Through Change In Your Frederick Small Business

Goodness gracious, has there ever been change this year. I'm mostly referring to all of the new regulations in the tax code: the fact that strategies that "used to work" to reduce our clients' tax burdens might not work in the same way as they did in the past.Politics...

Jennifer Allen’s Thanksgiving Thank You To Frederick Business Owners

It's Thanksgiving week, which definitely seems to have come too fast this year.Because of the holiday, things are a bit slower -- but not by much. With so many changes for the business owner in this year's tax code, we're having lots of conversations with clients in...

Strategizing Your Frederick Business’s Cash Flow Plan For 2019

2018 is FINALLY over, and we have a brand new year ahead of us ... and it feels pretty great. The year ahead is full of possibilities for your Frederick business, and we are so privileged to walk alongside you in the financial aspects of these possibilities.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...

Cash vs. Accrual Accounting: Two Main Differences For Frederick Businesses To Consider

I have seen plenty of Frederick businesses get into hot water because they were using the wrong method to track their cash.Yep, today, let's talk accounting. :)Specifically, whether your business should operate as CASH or operate as ACCRUAL. Cash is a great option to...

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!