Tax Scam Alert

Scammers’ tactics are always evolving to try to stay ahead of the news in an attempt to catch individuals off guard. This is especially true during tax season. We hear the warnings on the evening news and in news articles. PBGW wants to remind all our clients to be aware of the tactics that have [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:25-05:00April 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Tax Scam Alert

New W-4 Form for 2018

The IRS has released the 2018 W-4 form, which reflects the changes in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We encourage employers to have all employees complete the new W-4 form so that their employees might not have too much nor too little tax withheld from their paychecks during a year when many are uncertain [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:25-05:00March 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on New W-4 Form for 2018

The Old & the New W-4

Anne Kelly, CPP When changes are on the horizon, it's a good time to look at current practices and how we need to change to keep up with the changing environment.  The 2018 Form W-4 has not yet been released due to the recent rate and bracket changes made in the Tax Cuts and Jobs [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:25-05:00February 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on The Old & the New W-4

PA Makes Big Changes to Form 1099-MISC

Alyssa Giulianelli, CPA, MBA In Pennsylvania, Form 1099-MISC reporting is no longer a task to think about only at year-end.  Starting in 2018, some non-employee compensation and rental payments that your organization reports on Form 1099-MISC requires PA tax withholding and regular return filings.  Read on for what you may need to do now—not at [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:25-05:00February 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on PA Makes Big Changes to Form 1099-MISC

Obama/DOL 2016 Overtime Rule Dead

By Jill Scheetz, PHR, SHRM-CP Remember that work you put into verifying the exempt status of your workers and minimum salary requirements back in late 2015 and early 2016? Well, that was all for naught…kind of.   On August 31, 2017, a federal judge in Texas granted a summary judgment to numerous business groups that had challenged [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:25-05:00September 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Obama/DOL 2016 Overtime Rule Dead

Support Your Community & Reduce Your PA Taxes

By Luke Wischnowski, CPA As a business owner or employee of a business in Pennsylvania, you have the opportunity to redirect your state tax liability to an educational organization of your choice. The Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit ("EITC") program allows businesses to receive a tax credit for charitable contributions made to a qualifying educational [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:43-05:00September 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Support Your Community & Reduce Your PA Taxes

Ted Landis voted “Best of Bucks”

In the Intelligencer's annual "Best of Bucks" poll, our own Ted Landis was voted "Best Accountant / CPA". Congratulations Ted!

By |2019-07-25T09:20:43-05:00July 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Ted Landis voted “Best of Bucks”

Do You Have A Will? And, If So, Is It Up To Date?

If you're anything like me, by now you have broken all of your New Year's resolutions. Actually, if you're like me, you've stopped making any New Year's resolutions (can't stand the failure rate). But please don't fret, there is still plenty of 2016 left for you to redeem yourself. You still have time to review, [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:43-05:00September 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Do You Have A Will? And, If So, Is It Up To Date?

Ransomware: Could Your Data Be Held Hostage?

If you are browsing the web precariously, opening mysterious emails, or downloading suspicious files, you might pay the price…literally. Ransomware is a malicious type of software that once loaded on your computer, encrypts your data and holds it hostage until the ransom fee is paid. It's quite simple, really. You sit down at your computer [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:43-05:00September 27th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Ransomware: Could Your Data Be Held Hostage?

Yes, a Benefits Plan Audit Could Happen to You

Many business owners worry about an income tax audit. But, if you sponsor an employee benefits plan, the IRS could audit it as well. Here are some common questions that plan administrators and sponsors might ask about plan audits. Where's the bull's-eye? The IRS targets plans in one of four ways: As part of a [...]

By |2019-07-25T09:20:43-05:00March 10th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Yes, a Benefits Plan Audit Could Happen to You