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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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Record Keeping For Small Businesses

Record Keeping For Small Businesses

Keeping good financial records is extremely important for any business who wants to succeed. It is also imperative during tax time. Tracking income & expenses and routinely analyzing the state...
What is a 5071c Letter?

What is a 5071c Letter?

Receiving any type of communication in the mail from the IRS can cause serious anxiety for taxpayers, but there is one item that you should look out for that could be an indication of identity...
Tax Tip on Reporting Cash Payments

Tax Tip on Reporting Cash Payments

Have you received a cash transaction of over $10,000? If so, it's important to remember to file Form 8300 with the Internal Revenue Service. Whether you are an individual, company, corporation,...
10 Steps to Start Your Business

10 Steps to Start Your Business

While the hardest part of starting a new small business is taking a leap of faith to make it happen, there is a lot that goes into creating a successful and viable business. This process...
The Status of the ‘Marriage Penalty’

The Status of the ‘Marriage Penalty’

The US runs on a progressive income tax structure, which means that individuals who make higher salaries are taxed at increased rates with fewer exemptions than individuals who bring in a...
Facts about the new Form 1040

Facts about the new Form 1040

Did you know that the 1040 form has changed this year due to the recent tax reform? If you are accustomed to filing paper tax returns, you'll notice a few changes that may bring some confusion...
Find Help at our Tax Center!

Find Help at our Tax Center!

Tax Forms Schedule 1040, W4, W9, W2, 1099 MISC and more! Everything you need for individual and business tax forms. Tax Calculator Use the calculator to help determine...
Tax Records - What Taxpayers Should Know

Tax Records - What Taxpayers Should Know

One of the most common questions we receive from concerned taxpayers is "how long do I need to keep tax records?" Whether you are new to filing taxes or have just heard conflicting answers, our...
Six Tax Benefits that Have Been Eliminated or Reduced

Six Tax Benefits that Have Been Eliminated or Reduced

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which went into effect on January 1, 2018 will be felt during the 2019 tax filing season this year. The following article outlines changes or deductions that have...
IRS Takes Steps To Provide Tax Transcripts During Federal Government Shutdown

IRS Takes Steps To Provide Tax Transcripts During Federal Government Shutdown

A government shutdown can affect more than just federal workers on furlough. Taxpayers looking to obtain routine tax transcripts and other documentation for income verification have been feeling...

 

 

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