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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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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...
Qualified Business Income Deduction & Statutory Employees

Qualified Business Income Deduction & Statutory Employees

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) proposed regulations on the 20% qualified business income (QBI) deduction that can benefit statutory employees come this tax season. We're here to help you determine...
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...

 

 

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