The July 15th tax deadline has passed and we have filed extensions for all our existing clients. The extension deadline
for Partnerships and S-Corps is Tuesday, September 15, while personal returns are due Thursday, October 15. We ask all our clients to please not wait until
the last minute and, if possible, please deliver your tax information to us as soon as you possibly can.
We are still not scheduling face to face appointments, but feel free to call us if you have any questions.
Thank you to all of our clients in these most trying of times!
For 2019 the federal standard deductions are as follows:
$12,200 for single filers or married filing separately.
$18,350 for heads of household.
$24,400 for married filers.
Additional standard deduction amounts for over 65 or the blind is $1,300.
The additional standard deduction amount increases to $1,650 for unmarried filers.
The Tax Cuts and Job Act abolished the Obamacare penalty on tax payers who were not covered by health insurance
for 2019 and beyond. However, if you are covered by a health insurer through the Obamacare exchanges, they should send you a form 1095-A in early 2020, and we will need
that form to complete your returns next year.
To assist taxpayers in deciding their withholdings claimed on their employers' W4 forms, the IRS provides
a withholding calculator which we recommend all our clients utilize. The withholding calculator is available at this link:
Personal and Business Tax Prep/Consultation and Planning
Today’s complex business world needs a comprehensive tax team that can help
you organize and manage your finances through our professional tax preparation & consultation.
We help businesses and individuals stay ahead of their finances by organizing and planning for
Our professionals bring over 40 years of combined experience, and the most up-to-date legal
and technical knowledge in the industry. Let us help you prepare and plan for your financial
Payroll and Bookkeeping
Our bookkeepers provide full service bookkeeping utilizing Intuit QuickBooks®, as well as payroll
and small business consulting. We are focused on the needs of small businesses operating in the Flathead Valley of Montana,
but we are also proud to offer our services to all 50 U.S. States.
The link below is to our client engagement agreement for payroll and bookkeeping which elaborates further on these
We can help you file your company Annual Reports each year, and have a staff of experts
that can help this process go as smoothly and as fast as possible.
Annual Minutes are yearly documents that record your company Annual Meeting information,
which is to be held each fiscal year by the directors, even if it is just yourself. Included in
these documents are: the date & location of your meeting, attendees, a summary of your company actions
throughout the last fiscal year, and a statement as to what the company’s future resolutions are.
Though they do not need to be reported, Annual Minutes must be documented in case an IRS audit
were to occur. At Jeffrey D. O’Brien CPA, and Western Business and Tax Services we help you organize
and file both Annual Reports and Annual Minutes.
Access forms and publications
Research tax issues
(406) 752-6636 - Local Kalispell Number
(800) 829-1040 - Toll Free for Individuals
(800) 829-4933 - Toll Free for Businesses www.irs.gov
Montana Department of Revenue
Research tax issues
Sign up and pay individual income taxes online
Information on property tax assessments and reappraisals
(406) 758-5700 - Local Kalispell Number
(406) 444-6900 - Helena Call Center revenue.mt.gov
Personal Tax Exemptions and Deductions
Publication 501 from the IRS explaining the claiming of dependents, exemptions and filing information.
Administer changes to your Social Security Card
Plan and apply for retirement and disability benefits
View your Social Security Account www.ssa.gov
Enroll in Medicare
Access Medicare billing and claims
Compare health plan options in your area
Identify programs that may assist with your prescription drug and other health care costs
Compare nursing homes in your area www.medicare.gov
Insurance coverage including worker's compensation
Access forms and instructions
Information on reporting injuries and claims
Definition and guidance for independent contractors www.montanastatefund.com
QuickBooks® Accounting Software
Research technical support
Access program updates
Purchase software quickbooks.intuit.com