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How Can You Pay for Your Kid to go to College, Spend and Save as You Are Now, and Increase the Amount of Money You have for Retirement?

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Make Sure Your Family Transitions Prepare Your Children and Your Family for Financial Freedom.

Year-End Business Reporting for Growth

End-of-year can be a bit of a scramble as a business owner. So, before we get into holiday craziness, a friendly reminder: year-end is also your prime Columbia, MDopportunity to make the calendar work in your favor as a business.From year-end profitability...

Partnership Income Tax Returns & More Columbia, MD IRS Targets

Though the days are getting shorter and the weather is taking a turn, there are some great revenue reasons to get excited about the next two months.As we round the bend into Black Friday territory (which for many began at the end of October), it’s time to get nimble...

Are Columbia, MD Consumers Exhausted by Tip Screens?

You might remember this little story from last year when an ex-IRS contractor pleaded guilty to leaking President Trump’s private taxpayer information along with many other wealthy individuals. It brought the IRS’s ability to secure taxpayer data into question...

Accommodating State Sales Tax Changes in Your Columbia, MD Business

Loading the dishwasher is a daily job in most households. And, to get clean dishes and not melt your plastic to-go containers, you’ll need to arrange things well. And, according to Consumer reports, there actually is a right way to load yours. While doing...

Prioritizing Cyber Network Security in Your Columbia, MD Business

A few things are grabbing my attention this week. The first being that the tax extension deadline has passed. That’s a big relief for my office, and perhaps for yours too. I’m continuing to avidly watch, as I’m sure you are too, the unfolding events in Gaza....

A PTO Payout Policy Checklist for Columbia, MD Business Owners

This weekend’s news coverage and social media scroll were dominated by reports of the awful things happening in Israel right now. It’s pretty difficult to swallow the images of violence and abuse being perpetrated by Hamas. And no matter how many times you hear about...

Steps For Prioritizing Profit In Your Columbia, MD Small Business

Profit is the lifeblood of any organization. Show me a small business with PROFIT at its center, and I'll show you something worth modeling yourself after.An organization NOT to model yourself after: the federal government. They prefer to operate in deficit mode,...

Alternative Approaches To Paid Time Off Policy for Columbia, MD Businesses

October is right around the corner. So is the October 15th extension deadline. And so is the fourth quarter for your Columbia, MD business.As we approach Q4, be mindful of the usual year-end accounting needs and reporting requirements that will be popping up. We’ll...

Leadership and Empowerment for Business Owners: A Story

Let me begin by noting, if you were looking to file for the Employee Retention Credit this year, heads up that the IRS isn't processing any new claims through the end of the year. This is an effort to keep you out of hot water if you shouldn't be claiming...

Shalini Gupta & Associates, PA on What “Open For Business” Means To The IRS

We’re seeing businesses across the nation acknowledge this week’s 9/11 day of remembrance in really special ways. It’s been 22 years already.Looking back, 2001 and 2020 are similar as stand-out turning points for America, albeit in different ways and for...

How You’re Missing Legal Tax Deductions

Here’s a certain truth: the State and Federal Government would love to have more of your hard-earned money in their accounts. Sure, even though it’s painful, none of us begrudge paying our legal and fair share of taxes.

But the problem is that regular taxpayers, like you, are missing out on legal and safe deductions, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed refunds every year!

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Customer Stories

Joanne R.

Shalini Gupta & Associates are more than just accountants. They have over the years helped me with my personal tax planning requirements and minimized my personal income tax liabilities. They are friendly, approachable and no question is too small or large for them.

Vijay M.

Shalini Gupta was instrumental in helping us organize the business from a tax standpoint. But even more, the people have been very easy to talk to. We are not accountants so it’s important they speak in terms we understand. Over the past five years, they have been very helpful in that regard and we highly recommend them.

Dr. Kamlesh P.

I trust Rajiv implicitly, and would recommend him to anyone who needs a CPA. This was the easiest tax return I have ever done. Having a CPA with a large knowledge base makes things even easier. Rajiv is a great friend and advisor; I now have a CPA for life!

Syed R.

I have been using SGA for several years for my small business after my previous CPA let me down. Rajiv went above and beyond my expectations. He not only fit the services to exactly what I needed, but he also cleaned up the mess the old accountant left behind. It has been smooth sailing from the start.

Emily B.

When it came to buying a new house and handling all the tax implications I was lost. Thankfully the team at Shalini Gupta & Associates were able to help me out. They even found extra tax credits I didn’t know I qualified for. Great work and a great group of people.

Cheri L.

Hey Rajiv! Thanks again for being there for us while Jim has been sick. As you know he was always the one to take care of the finances and we didn’t know where to start. You really made this trying time easier for us and you will always be part of our family.

Prashant R.

Shalini and her team has helped me in many ways, freeing up time for other activities and giving me the opportunity to work on my business not just in it. I have peace of mind that no matter the task it will always be done the same attention I would give, which is saying something. I would have never made it this far without them.