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

How is the IRS protecting taxpayers from Identity Theft?

As we prepare for the quickly approaching 2016 tax season, the IRS continues to prepare and strengthen protections against identity theft and fraud. The project began earlier this year and joined forces with the states, leaders of private sector tax firms, and several national tax related organizations. The collaborative effort, called the Security Summit, has identified more than 20 data elements … Continued

Good Neighbors Federal Credit Union Crowdfunding Campaign

One in four people in the western neighborhoods of Buffalo (West Side, Black Rock, Riverside) don’t have access to basic financial services . That’s why the proposed Good Neighbors Federal Credit Union launched a crowdfunding campaign back in September; to provide basic financial services to people living on low incomes and people who don’t speak English at home. … Continued

Oct. 15 deadline for 2014 income tax-filling extensions

Millions of people received tax-filing extensions from the Internal Revenue Service to extend their due date beyond the April 15th. The pressure is on for those of you who still need to file your 2014 tax returns. Those returns need to be turned in by Thursday, October 15th. If this slipped your mind, or you just can’t stand … Continued

Payroll or Bookkeeping Services Free for a Month!

Who doesn’t want to save money on the services that are vital to your business? You can do just that – by referring a friend to Allen Street Consulting! Have a friend who’s starting a business? Know someone paying too much for payroll or bookkeeping services? Refer them to ASC by October 31 and receive a free … Continued

Job opening! Tax Preparer

Tax Manager: Small, quickly growing financial consulting firm in Allentown seeks tax manager for full-time (or flexibly close to full-time), year-round position. Bookkeeping experience a plus. We expect the successful candidate will have high level problem-solving skills, an attitude of ownership of and responsibility for managing and completing projects, as well as the excellent attention … Continued

Credit-Worthiness

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!