Welcome to the web site of Patricia Tokar Canton, CPA, Inc

 

 

My firm is here to help you increase your financial power. We'll provide answers to your individual or business profitability, tax, accounting, bookkeeping, or QuickBooks questions. We will help you create income and then keep more of your well-earned dollars in your pockets and bank accounts.

 

The focus is on providing you with financial and business tools to help you create the life you want. Many clients find this through self-employment or better managing of their finances and taxes and we are here to answer your questions and assist you. We will work with you online or in person.

 

 

Certified Public Accountant in Elkhart Indiana

 

Accounting - Monthly, Quarterly, Bookkeeping

I am a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor. We will work with you for QuickBooks training, set up of your books, and maintenance of your QuickBooks accounting system. Let QuickBooks streamline your accounting tasks and give you the data you need for making better business decisions.

 

Ready to concentrate on managing your business and let someone else complete the bookkeeping and accounting? Contact us for monthly accounting services! We offer remote accounting and tax services - use our secure servers to send your receipt copies, data files, QuickBooks files, and other accounting data. Just scan or fax your receipts and we will process your data and use our secure servers to send it back. It's convenient, time-saving, and cost-saving. It has the added benefit of allowing you to upload and download your documents at your own convenience - our secure servers are available 24/7.

 

We are also pleased to work with your online QuickBooks program for your greater ease.

 

Tax Planning and Preparation

My firm's goal is to help you to minimize your taxes. We offer review and planning of projected taxes. Give us your tax data and information and we will give you an accurate, professionally prepared tax return. We take pride in high quality services and will work with you to be sure that you have taken every deduction and credit that you are entitled to for best results on your tax returns.

 

We prepare tax returns for individuals, S-Corporations, Corporations, LLC's, businesses, estates, and trusts.

 

Estates and Trusts

We offer: Estate and Trust accounting and tax preparation. Final accounting. Final tax returns. Estate and trust tax returns. Inheritance tax returns - Indiana IH-6

 

Small Business

We offer tax, accounting, and bookkeeping services as well as management consulting services. We will also work with you for QuickBooks set up, initial installation, and QuickBooks data entry. We will keep your accounting functions in order and give you reports that help you make better decisions about your business. We will help you use your financial data to increase your profitability and decrease your stress. Read More ....

 

Give us a call or send us an email today!

 

Need Bookkeeping Help?

 

Convenient and Easy ... Introducing TaxPocket

 

Now available in the GooglePlay or the Apple Store: TaxPocket. This free app will allow you to keep track of your business mileage, record expenses, create reports, send documents and receipts securely to my office, and more. Save time and easily stay more organized with your tax documents. Download the free app and select Patricia Tokar Canton, CPA, Inc as your tax professional. We look forward to working with you.

 

Proud Member of PASBA - Professional Association of Small Business Accountants

Member of PASBA - many strengths - one goal

 

 

Informative Articles by Patricia Tokar Canton, CPA

 

Is Your Tax-Exempt Organization in Danger of Losing Tax-Exempt Status?

 

Articles Published on the Bright Hub Web Site

 

Handing a Tax Problem when You Can't Pay Your Tax Bill


How to Make a Good Income Renting Houses


The Amended Federal Tax Return - IRS Form 1040X

 

IRS Payment Plans: How to Get an Installment Agreement to Pay your Taxes

 

How to Use Quickbooks: Learn the Basics

 

Selling Your Home: Getting Interior Painting Quotes

 

Under What Circumstances is an Inheritance Taxable?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We help with:

 

  • Accounting
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Tax Planning and Preparation
  • Monthly Accounting & Bokkeeping

 

  • Small Business
  • File Your Tax Return

 

1720 E Bristol St, Elkhart IN

Serving Elkhart County including Elkhart, Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, and surrounding Indiana and Michigan cities in the Michiana area.

We also have many clients that we work with by postal mail and virtually by secure file upload/download.

Certified Public Accountant

 

Tax and Other News

 

 

Sometimes a client brings in a complex tax return and mumbles an apology. We just smile.

 

Yes, we actually enjoy working with tax codes, IRS procedures, and endless government forms.

 

We are here throughout the year to prepare an accurate tax return with the best results for you. Please call for an appointment, or to arrange for drop-off, mail-in, or secure file upload of your tax return data.

 

We'd like to help you make sure you don't overpay your taxes. Take the tax savings and invest them for a better future for you and your family.

 

If you have not yet filed your 2012 or earlier return, it's time to get that worry off your back! Just contact my office and we will be happy to help you prepare your return(s) so you can sleep easier at night.

 

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Estimated Tax Reminders

 

The first 2014 estimated Federal individual income tax payments were due April 15, 2014. The second and third payments were due June 16, 2014 and Sept 15, 2014. The last estimated payment for 2014 is due Jan 15, 2015.

 

 

 

Employment and Jobs in Indiana:

 

Just posted: Employment Websites to Help You Find a Great Job - try one of these job search sites for finding a job in a specific field

 

My article: Job seeking help and career advice - Indiana Hot Jobs - also includes resources for job searches and careers in United States

 

Are you good with numbers, disciplined, and hardworking? Join our firm

 

 

Indiana Business News:

 

The US Department of Commerce released data on Real Personal Income for 2008-2012:

 

In the report, Indiana's Regional Price Parity, or in general the cost of general living items, is 8.9% below the US Average. Michigan is 5.6% below. Illinois is slightly above the average, or .6% above.

 

According to a survey by thumbtack.com*, the state of Indiana ranks #14 in the country for overall small business friendliness. Indiana is #3 in the nation for ranking of friendliness of employment, labor, and hiring regulations. This is good news for both business owners and employees!

 

As far as Indiana's tax system, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranks Indiana #19 of the 50 states for best tax systems for entrepreneurship and small businesses. Prepare to watch this rise, though, because recent legislature has eliminated the inheritance taxes and will be reducing the corporate tax rates.

 

Michigan, by comparison, is ranked #11 of the 50 states in the same study of best business tax systems for entrepreneurship and small businesses.

 

 

*Small Business Survey: Methodology and Analysis, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, Nov 2011 and Jan 2012

 

PIN Numbers and Identity Theft

 

Choose your PIN number carefully. If you choose a number that is easily guessed, you could be asking for trouble. My latest article How to Select a PIN includes advice from the experts.

 

Indiana is experiencing a rapid rise in the number of identity theft cases on Indiana tax returns. In the 2013 tax season, Indiana reported approximately 1,500 cases of identity theft on tax returns. In the 2014 tax season, this number has risen to as many as 39,000 cases of identity theft!

 

What is identity theft on a tax return? It is where someone uses your name and social security number to file a fradulent tax return. This might be done to steal your tax refund or it might be done to create a totallly false tax return.

 

 

Useful Resources

 

These are links to outside web sites:

Social Security

Use this link to determine your future social security benefits.

 

Where's My Federal Refund?

Information on your tax refund from the IRS.

 

Where's My State Refund?

Indiana Property Tax Calculators

Link to Indiana Dept of Revenue page to estimate your property tax bill. The page also includes a link to look up the assessed value of your property.

 

Fall Hours

The office is open from 9:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday, other times by appointment. Please call for an appointment if you would like to meet with Patricia.

 

You are always welcome to leave a voice message or to drop off data in our drop slot. We especially encourage email correspondence.

 

 

 

 

We offer online accounting services. Please call or email if you are interested in our remote services. We work with many satisfied clients by email, remote connection, fax, and regular mail.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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