Start Your Business Now! Not Tomorrow, Not Next Week

There’s never a perfect time to start your own business. One of our biggest obstacles is knowing all the legal red tape in actually starting one. In my professional experience I see this as the #1 reason that prevents 1000’s…

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2017 The Year You Master Your Taxes! Client Tune-Up Calls Coming

Newsflash “we are available YEAR-ROUND to help with your taxes”. Please don’t limit yourself to thinking we are only here from January through April to assist with your tax pain. In the past we have focused on compliance and we…

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The New Shared Economy – Where Anyone Can Start A Business

We all know the famous tag-line “there’s an app for that”, but in this day and age it seems that apps themselves have evolved from just games and time-savers to ways for anyone to make money on the side(some of…

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W2 or 1099 – The Painful Truth for the Wrong Answer

In today’s economy the question of “Am I an employee or independent contractor?” comes up quite frequently. This is also true for employers themselves as there are several types of tax that an employer must pay if the people performing…

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Saving A Few Hundred Bucks That Really Costs You Thousands

I just saved myself money by doing my own taxes. Why do I need you when there is free online software X or even a mobile app that’ll do it and even GUARANTEES it is correct? You’re right that doing…

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Put It On Extension

With the end of the tax season coming on Tuesday April 18th, 2017(normally it is April 15th) a recurring theme has been “I’ll just put it on extension”, but what does this really mean? Filing an extension, which is commonly…

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Claiming Back Tax

Claiming Tax Back! Are You Eligible For the $1 Billion IRS Giveaway?

The IRS is giving away $1 billion! Yes, you read that correctly, one billion with a “b”. There is a catch, though, you must be one of the almost 1million taxpayers who have yet to file a 2008 income tax…

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Why Married Filing Separately Is Like Committing Income Tax Suicide and Our Solution For You

Now that Valentine’s Day has passed, it’s time to talk about an income tax situation that will make you love your tax professional almost as much as you love your significant other!   At JFTS we get a lot of married…

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We Need To See Some ID! How To Tell If Your Tax Preparer Is “Legit”

Now that the IRS has finally instituted the Preparer Tax Identification Number(PTIN) requirements for paid preparers it is our duty to make sure that you know how to designate between the different professionals out there who prepare and file income…

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