Each year, there are changes and various and tax-related provisions made by the IRS that can affect taxpayers and they way they file their taxes. As the authority on tax preparation and monthly bookkeeping services in Philadelphia, Brennan and Company CPA, PC helps our clients stay aware of these changes through reliable resources and trusted information found here on our blog. (more…)

The arrival of the new year presents more than just a time for reflection, celebration, and resolutions. It’s also the beginning of tax season. And if you’re a business owner, then you’ll need to start getting prepared to file your company’s taxes. (more…)

Here at Brennan and Company CPA, PC, we’re not just the trusted financial consultants in Philadelphia. We’re also the reliable source of information for all things tax related. In fact, it’s precisely why we’re providing these tax tables, which we hope you will find useful. (more…)

At Brennan and Company CPA, PC, we’re committed to helping our clients manage the critical financial decisions their small and medium businesses face. Whether you need tax preparation services, help with your payroll, or you’ve been audited by the IRS, you can rely on us for all your accounting needs. For more information on how to save money and add to your bottom line, call Brennan and Company CPA, PC at 215-951-5585 today! (more…)

Pennsylvanians are rightfully concerned about the impact of the 2018 TCJA (Tax Cut and Jobs Act) “tax reform” legislation on the filing of 2018 individual tax returns. Tax filing season begins in approximately 90 days, and Brennan and Company CPA, PC is well prepared. (more…)

Any business owner or company manager knows just how hard running a successful business can be. There are customers to satisfy, employees to manage, buildings to upkeep, and of course products and services to sell. With so Benefits of payroll services Brennan and Company CPAmany different facets involved in this complex business world, relief from just one responsibility is a tremendous help. Our company specializes in taking these business responsibilities off of your hands. This blog can show you the benefits of payroll services from Brennan and Co. Payroll is a huge deal for any company. If your employees’ checks don’t go out in time, there will be a lot of extremely unhappy campers. That’s why it’s important to ensure your company’s payroll is handled promptly and correctly—and Brennan & Co can do just that, for any business. Benefits of payroll services:

  • Guarantee payroll is done on time and correctly, every time
  • Outsourcing payroll services keeps you from having to employ your own payroll service staff, saving you tons of valuable time and money
  • Ensure all local and state taxes are accurately captured
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Brennan and Company CPA, PC received another, unsolicitied honor when they were named to the website: www.threebestrated.com's list of Philadelphia's BEST ACCOUNTANTS. It is an honor to receive another nomination for Best Accountant in Philadelphia.  Please use this link to read the article: https://www.threebestrated.com/accounting-firms-in-philadelphia-pa

Best Accounting CPA Firm Philadelphia

We Looked at 319 Accountants in Philadelphia and Picked the Top  20

Why These Accountants?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. Expertise.com scored accountants on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best accountants in Philadelphia, PA.

Expertise.com Best Accountants in Philadelphia

Expertise.com Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service. See our testimonials.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

And here's what they said about us:

Brennan & Company CPA, PC

Brennan & Company CPA, PC has been serving Philadelphia clients for more than 20 years. The accounting firm's services include outsourced accounting, tax preparation, tax representation, payroll services, consulting, and elder care finances. Clients have praised the company for its hardworking and knowledgeable staff.

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Prevent Identity Theft Tax Fraud Dear Friends,   Tax-related identity theft continues to be an ever-growing national crisis. We need to prevent identity theft tax fraud. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) estimated that in tax year 2013, fraudulent tax refunds misdirected to identity thieves was about $5.8 billion and impacted over 2.4 million U.S. taxpayers.  Unfortunately, this fraudulent activity has continued to rapidly expand since 2013.  All taxpayers must be diligent in further protecting themselves from becoming identity theft victims. As a valued client, we want to share with you some proactive steps and resources to help in your defense of tax-related identity theft. However, should you become aware that you are a victim of identity theft or that your private financial information has been compromised, please contact us immediately for additional information and assistance. Suggestions to Protect You and Your Family from Identity Theft Secure private personal information. Safeguard family names and birthdates, account numbers, passwords, and Social Security numbers. Carefully consider all requests to provide your Social Security number before giving it out and don’t hesitate to ask why your private information is being requested. Secure your Social Security card in a safe or safety deposit box and never in your purse or wallet. Proactively shred all documents that contain personal data before disposing of them, even solicitations and “junk” mail that may unknowingly contain account numbers and personal information. Monitor personal information shared on social media. Cyber-criminals methodically gather data from online sources, including commonly used identifiers such as birth date, maiden name, pet name, hometown, significant other, and/or children’s information. Be cautious who you communicate with online and be selective before accepting electronic invitations from people you do not know or recognize. Separate what you post publicly from what you post with your personal contacts. Do not post personal and family data to prevent identity theft tax fraud. Secure your computer. Use current versions of antivirus, malware protection, and firewalls and update these programs frequently. Consider having this software updated automatically, as well as using different computers for business and finances than you do for social media and personal matters. Use strong passwords, change them frequently, and do not share them with others. Review IRS Publication 4524, Security Awareness for Taxpayers, for additional tips. Beware of impersonators. Criminals utilize sophisticated computer technology, such as dialers and automated questions, to contact thousands of targets daily. Prevent identity theft tax fraud by not providing personal information to callers you do not know. If any caller requests that you verify personal information, be extremely cautious and ask for further confirmation of their identity, such as their telephone number, website, email address, supervisor’s name, and mailing address. The IRS never initiates contact by telephone. Beware of unsolicited emails and current phishing scams. Don’t open attachments or electronic links unless you know the sender. Internet sites should have a lock symbol to show the site is encrypted. Always beware of entering sensitive data. Forward emails received from IRS impersonators to phishing@irs.gov. The IRS never initiates contact by email, text message, or social media channels. For more guidance on phishing scams, go to irs.gov/uac/report-phishing. Monitor your personal information. Review your bank and credit card statements often. Consider electronic transmission of financial information. No sensitive tax or personal information should be sent via unsecured email, even information being transmitted to CPAs, bankers, and/or financial advisors. A secure portal, encrypted email, or physical mailing of sensitive information is necessary. Order your free annual credit report. Call 1-877-322-8228 or go to www.annualcreditreport.com to request your report and/or search for creditors you do not know. Choose to use only the last four digits of your Social Security number on your report. Consider placing a credit card freeze on your account so only creditors you approve are allowed to access your file. Prevent Identity theft tax fraud Brennan and Company What to Do if You Become a Victim of Tax-Related Identity Theft If you cannot prevent identity theft tax fraud, you may learn that your identity has been compromised by receiving a letter in the mail from the IRS. Alternatively, your CPA may contact you when your personal income tax return is electronically filed and subsequently rejected. If you receive a notice indicating identity theft, please contact us immediately to schedule a meeting to receive assistance in taking the appropriate steps with the IRS to resolve the matter. Other ways you may discover your identity has been stolen include:

  • Finding purchases on your credit card that you did not make
  • Discovering withdrawals from an account that you did not make
  • Seeing that your address has been changed for certain accounts, or no longer receiving your regular bills. (Cyber criminals may change your address when filing a return.)
The unfortunate reality is that personal data is already at risk everywhere, but we will work with you to reduce the likelihood of you being victimized by cyber criminals. As your CPA and trusted advisor, we understand the need to protect your privacy and take data protection very seriously. Our security and data integrity meets the highest industry standards established by the IRS and Federal Trade Commission. We have also established protocols to guard access to client files. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 215.951.5585 with questions or concerns or if you would like to meet with us to discuss this issue or any financial or tax needs. Check out the Contact Us Form here.   Regards,   Brennan and Company CPA, PC Sean J. Brennan CPA, MBA, President

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