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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 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...
Need to Amend Your Tax Return? Here are Some Pro Tips

Need to Amend Your Tax Return? Here are Some Pro Tips

The filing due date for 2017 Income Taxes has come and gone, but what happens if you discover a mistake or omission on your tax return? Our Pittsburgh area tax team lays out what you need to do...
Entertainment & Meal Deductions Under the New Tax Plan

Entertainment & Meal Deductions Under the New Tax Plan

Entertainment & meal expense deductions are a big change in the Tax Cut & Jobs Act (TCJA) that was passed a few short months ago. Whether you were a small business owner courting a potential...
Updating Form W-4 After Doing a Paycheck Checkup for Tax Reform

Updating Form W-4 After Doing a Paycheck Checkup for Tax Reform

This year's tax reform can be confusing for individuals to understand but the Internal Revenue Service has put out a number of great resources taxpayers can use to see how the tax reform will...
Special Circumstances Mean More Time to File Taxes

Special Circumstances Mean More Time to File Taxes

According to the IRS, nearly fourteen million taxpayers will be granted a filing extension for the 2017 tax season. Anyone can receive a six month extension to file their tax return by using Form...

 

 

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