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W Cotton Mather, CPA provides business and personal accounting services for the Greater Pittsburgh area. Located conveniently on McKnight Road in Ross Township, W Cotton Mather is a Certified Public Accountant that specializes in accounting, bookkeeping, business & tax consultations, full service payroll preparation, Accounts Payable / Receivable processing, and personal / business tax preparation.

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Still Time Left in 2017! Take These Actions Now.

Still Time Left in 2017! Take These Actions Now.

The filing extension for the 2016 tax year has passed. It's time to look ahead to the 2017 tax return you will be filing in a few months. There is still a little time left in this year to take actions...
What to Know about Estimated Taxes and Withholding

What to Know about Estimated Taxes and Withholding

Do you get an income throughout the year that comes free of taxes? If so, did you know you most likely should be paying estimated taxes on a quarterly basis. It doesn’t matter whether the untaxed m...
Know Your Payment Options - Any Time of Year!

Know Your Payment Options - Any Time of Year!

When it comes to taxes and tax payments, the thought of not having enough money to cover your tax liability can be overwhelming and stressful.The IRS understands that taxpayers who owe money need choices...
Year End Activities All Business Owners Must Remember To Complete

Year End Activities All Business Owners Must Remember To Complete

As fall rolls around and the weather begins to cool, it's a good time to remind business owners that year end tasks now need their attention. At the end of the year, most business owners are focused on...
Depositing and Reporting Employment Taxes: Info for Business Owners

Depositing and Reporting Employment Taxes: Info for Business Owners

It's never a dull day in the life of a business owner! A typical business owner, whether you are here in Pittsburgh or somewhere else in the country, is full of daily tasks and activities that keep...
It's Not Love! Should I Switch Accountants?

It's Not Love! Should I Switch Accountants?

Switching accountants is a big decision for business owners and should not be taken lightly. The relationship between accountant and business owner is a personal one, and cutting off a relationship...
Plan Ahead for Tax Time - Renting Out Vacation Properties

Plan Ahead for Tax Time - Renting Out Vacation Properties

Traditionally, summer is one of the most popular times to take vacation.  While many go on vacation, many others choose to rent homes to vacationers.  While cleaning and maintaining the home...
Understanding a Federal Tax Lein

Understanding a Federal Tax Lein

When a taxpayer does not pay a tax debt in a timely fashion, the government may file a legal claim called a tax lien against the taxpayer’s property.  A tax lien is the government's claim on y...
Penalties for Skipping the Employment Tax

Penalties for Skipping the Employment Tax

Employers are responsible for withholding federal income tax and the employee's share of Federal Insurance Contributions Act taxes (FICA, which consists of Social Security and Medicare taxes) from the...
Why Small Bookkeeping Problems Can be a Big Headache

Why Small Bookkeeping Problems Can be a Big Headache

Many business owners are tempted to save a few dollars by taking on accounting and bookkeeping duties themselves. While the idea of cost-savings is enticing, it's important to realize what the true...

 

 

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