Four Things to Know About Premium Tax Credit Advance Payments

Did you know you may be able to send your advance payments of your Premium Tax Credit directly to your insurer? First you’ll need to enroll in coverage through the Healthcare Marketplace by January 31, 2016. After that, you can choose to have your monthly advance credit payments sent to your insurer rather than to your bank account. You can also use the … Continued

11/17 Out For Business Networking Event Sponsored by Allen Street Consulting

You are invited to join us at Burbon and Butter for the November edition of Out For Business – Buffalo’s LGBT Professionals Network, Wednesday, November 17 from 5-7pm . This month is sponsored by your very own Allen Street Consulting and Jones & O’Toole, LLP!   Organized by the Pride Center of WNY, Out of Business is Buffalo’s premiere LGBT Professionals … Continued

Health Republic Insurance Shuts Down Operations

It was announced in September that Health Republic Insurance, the non-profit cooperative created under the Affordable Care Act, will shut down by the end of 2015. Weeks later, the Department of Financial Services found Health Republic’s finances were “substantially worse than reported” and ordered them to shut down operations by the end of November. State regulators have just … Continued

Employees Should Take Time to Check Withholding

The Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers to check their withholding in their Tax Preparedness Series. Besides wages, income tax is often withheld from other types of income, such as pensions, bonuses, and commissions. Ideally, taxpayers should try to match their withholding with their actual tax liability. If not enough tax is withheld, they will owe tax at … Continued


We’ve been working with several clients on developing their credit-worthiness. Step one: pull your credit reports from the big three agencies. Your annual credit report is free here!  Is it all accurate? Are there debts, judgments, or other deficiencies that need to be addressed? Happy Labor Day weekend!