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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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Home Office Deduction Often Overlooked by Small Business Owners

Home Office Deduction Often Overlooked by Small Business Owners

Do you work from a home office? If so, it's important to remember to claim the Home Office Deduction when filing your small business taxes. Here's what you should know as a business owner who works...
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...
Should I be Classified as an Employee or Contractor?

Should I be Classified as an Employee or Contractor?

It's important for business owners and workers to know whether an individual should be classified as an employee or an independent contractor, since the rules for tax withholding are different. While...
President Trump's New Proposed Tax Plan

President Trump's New Proposed Tax Plan

President Donald Trump has proposed a new tax plan. The President is looking to seize the opportunity to lead the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986 – and one of the biggest tax cuts i...
What Should I Do If I Made a Mistake on My Tax Return?

What Should I Do If I Made a Mistake on My Tax Return?

Tax time is stressful for everyone, businesses and individuals alike. What happens if you've already filed your tax return but realize there is a mistake? Our Pittsburgh area tax experts discuss your...
Did You Know There is an Adoption Tax Credit?

Did You Know There is an Adoption Tax Credit?

Did you adopt or try to adopt a child in 2016? If so, you may qualify for a tax credit! The adoption credit is a nonrefundable tax credit for qualified adoption expenses paid to adopt an eligible child....
Tax Mistakes All Business Owners Should Avoid

Tax Mistakes All Business Owners Should Avoid

Running a business, no matter what size, is no small feat. It takes a lot of time, effort and attention to keep your daily activities flowing and grow a successful business. Because no business owner can...
Taxes on Tips - What Are Your Responsibilities?

Taxes on Tips - What Are Your Responsibilities?

Are you an individual that receives tips from customers while at work? Waiters, servers, bartenders, bellhops, and couriers are just a few professions that often receive tips from customers along with...

 

 

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