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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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How the New Tax Law Affects Small Business Owners

How the New Tax Law Affects Small Business Owners

There are only a few months left in 2018. If you are a small business owner and you haven't reviewed the new tax law changes, it's time to do so! The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed in December...
How the Change with the "Kiddie Tax" May Change Your Gift Giving

How the Change with the "Kiddie Tax" May Change Your Gift Giving

Have you heard of the "Kiddie Tax?" The Kiddie Tax is a term that refers to tax law created in 1986 that deals with investment and unearned income tax for individuals under 17 years of age. It...
Social Security Benefits Are Getting a Raise in 2019!

Social Security Benefits Are Getting a Raise in 2019!

It's official! Social Security benefits will increase 2.8 percent in 2019, which marks the largest cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) in seven years! Currently, the average retiree gets $1,422 a...
Official Guidance on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changes for Meal & Entertainment Deductions

Official Guidance on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Changes for Meal & Entertainment Deductions

Entertainment & meal expense deductions were one of the biggest changes in the Tax Cut & Jobs Act (TCJA) that was passed a few short months ago. You may be wondering how it will affect...
How Summer Activities Can Affect Taxes, Withholding & Deductions

How Summer Activities Can Affect Taxes, Withholding & Deductions

If you started a summer/seasonal job, took a vacation, sent the kids to summer camp, got married, or donated to charity, you may qualify for tax credits or deductions. The Internal Revenue Service...
How Taxpayers & Business Owners Can Prepare for Disasters

How Taxpayers & Business Owners Can Prepare for Disasters

Natural disasters, fires, floods, and storm damage are all extremely detrimental in more ways than one. Planning what to do in case of a disaster is an important part of being prepared, and safeguarding...
If You Receive an IRS Summons, Here's What to Do

If You Receive an IRS Summons, Here's What to Do

With the exception of the highly-awaited refund check, any IRS correspondence can induce stress in even law abiding citizens. There are two types of IRS summons: administrative summons and a court-issued...
Look Out for Fraudulent Notices Targeting Pennsylvanians

Look Out for Fraudulent Notices Targeting Pennsylvanians

Tax scams are nothing new to most citizens across the country. Every year, the Internal Revenue Service puts out a list of scams that include common methods con artists use to deliver fraudulent...
Steps for Easier Record-Keeping for Your Small Business

Steps for Easier Record-Keeping for Your Small Business

If you want to succeed in small business, keeping meticulous & accurate financial records is imperative. Have you heard of the express "Garbage In, Garbage Out?" Although this phrase is generally...
Tax Impersonation Scams - Don't Be Fooled This Summer

Tax Impersonation Scams - Don't Be Fooled This Summer

Tax season may be over, but it's important to remain vigilant about identifying potential tax scams through the summer. Summertime tends to be favored by scam artists because many taxpayers have...

 

 

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