ASY are Small Business Accountants that treat me like family.

Bookkeeping • Payroll • Tax Preparation • Government Correspondence

From small business to non-profit (501(c)(3))… from new business to established… we handle the numbers so you can concentrate on the business!

AS of York caters to small business owners. Because you’re in business, you need the peace of mind that working with a trusted accounting firm like ASY can provide. At ASY, our goal is to help you thrive by providing the responsive, intelligent service you need. For over 25 years we have been contributing to the success of companies just like yours through our integrity, expertise, and client focus. Let us help you succeed by delegating your accounting and tax functions to us so you can focus on what you do best.

Experience the peace of mind that comes with working with ASY… contact us today.
(717) 757-5482

We offer year round Tax Service and electronic filing for both personal, corporate, and non-profit tax returns. Setting up a new business? Have questions? We can help. We offer a no charge consultation. Are you processing your own payroll? Are you being overcharged by a big National Payroll Company? We can help! We have been processing payroll for many local and National companies for over 25 years and we’ll take care of the headache of payroll taxes for you. Contact us for a quote on our payroll service today.

We’ll count the beans… you enjoy the coffee!

Whether you’re a new client or a familiar face, feel free to use our handy Tax Organizer to get you ready for the season. Available in both Word.doc or PDF format.

Click the links below to get the status of your refund

Federal — Where is My Federal RefundWhere’s My Federal Amended Return

Pennsylvania — Where’s My PA RefundWhere is my Pa Property Tax Rebate

Hobby or Business? IRS Offers Tips to Decide

Millions of people enjoy hobbies that are also a source of income. From catering to cupcake baking, crafting homemade jewelry to glass blowing — no matter what a person’s passion, the Internal Revenue Service offers some tips on hobbies.
Taxpayers must report on their tax return the income earned from hobbies. The rules for how to report the income and expenses depend on whether the activity is a hobby or a business. There are special rules and limits for deductions taxpayers can claim for hobbies. Here are five tax tips to consider:
1. Is it a Business or a Hobby? A key feature of a business is that people do it to make a profit. People engage in a hobby for sport or recreation, not to make a profit. Consider nine factors when determining whether an activity is a hobby. Make sure to base the determination on all the facts and circumstances. For more about ‘not-for-profit’ rules, see Publication 535, Business Expenses.
2. Allowable Hobby Deductions. Within certain limits, taxpayers can usually deduct ordinary and necessary hobby expenses. An ordinary expense is one that is common and accepted for the activity. A necessary expense is one that is appropriate for the activity.
3. Limits on Hobby Expenses. Generally, taxpayers can only deduct hobby expenses up to the amount of hobby income. If hobby expenses are more than its income, taxpayers have a loss from the activity. However, a hobby loss can’t be deducted from other income.
4. How to Deduct Hobby Expenses. Taxpayers must itemize deductions on their tax return to deduct hobby expenses. Expenses may fall into three types of deductions, and special rules apply to each type. See Publication 535 for the rules about how to claim them on Schedule A, Itemized Deductions.

What to Do When an IRS Letter Arrives in the Mail

Accounting Services of York Specializes in IRS letters and notices. If you receive one call us immediately. If the letter states that you owe money don’t pay it until you let us revive the notice.

The IRS mails millions of pieces of correspondence every year to taxpayers for a variety of reasons.
Below are some suggestions on how to best handle a letter or notice from the IRS:
1. Do not panic. Simply responding will take care of most IRS letters and notices.
2. Most IRS notices are about federal tax returns or tax accounts. Each notice deals with a specific issue and provides specific instructions on what to do. Careful reading is essential.
3. A notice may likely be about changes to a taxpayers’ account, taxes owed or a payment request. Sometimes a notice may ask for more information about a specific issue or item on a tax return.
4. If a notice indicates a changed or corrected tax return, review the information and compare it with your original return.
5. There is usually no need to reply to a notice unless specifically instructed to do so, or to make a payment.
6. Taxpayers must respond to a notice they do not agree with. Mail a letter explaining why there is a disagreement with the IRS. The address to mail the letter is on the contact stub at the bottom of the notice. Include information and documents for the IRS to consider and allow at least 30 days for a response.
7. There is no need to call the IRS or make an appointment at a taxpayer assistance center for most notices. If a call seems necessary, use the phone number in the upper right-hand corner of the notice. Be sure to have a copy of the tax return and notice when calling.
8. Always keep copies of any notices received with tax records.
9. Be alert for tax scams. The IRS sends letters and notices by mail. IRS does not contact people by email or social media to ask for personal or financial information. The IRS will not demand payment a certain way, such as prepaid debit or credit card. Taxpayers have several payment options for taxes owed.
For more on this topic, visit IRS.gov. Click on the link ‘Respond to a Notice’ at the bottom center of the home page. Also, see Publication 594, The IRS Collection Process. Get IRS.gov/forms at any time.

Apr 04, 2017 – IRS Funding Information

The IRS releases refunds each weekday throughout the year. We provide the percentage of refunds that have not yet been funded by the IRS. We update these funding statistics at approximately 2:00pm eastern each weekday throughout the year.

As of today, the estimated percentage of refunds not yet released by the IRS are:

– for returns filed 02/15 and prior, most refunds have been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 02/16 – 03/05, approximately 10% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/06 – 03/21, approximately 15% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/22 – 03/28, approximately 35% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/29 – 03/29, approximately 90% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/30 and beyond, the IRS has released very few refunds.

    Apr 03, 2017 – IRS Funding Information

As of today, the estimated percentage of refunds not yet released by the IRS are:

– for returns filed 02/14 and prior, most refunds have been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 02/15 – 03/05, approximately 10% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/06 – 03/14, approximately 15% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/15 – 03/19, approximately 25% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/20 – 03/20, approximately 30% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/21 – 03/21, approximately 35% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/22 – 03/22, approximately 60% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/23 – 03/27, approximately 65% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/28 – 03/28, approximately 95% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/29 and beyond, the IRS has released very few refunds.

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Mar 28, 2017 – IRS Funding Information

The IRS releases refunds each weekday throughout the year. We provide the percentage of refunds that have not yet been funded by the IRS. We update these funding statistics at approximately 2:00pm eastern each weekday throughout the year.

As of today, the estimated percentage of refunds not yet released by the IRS are:

– for returns filed 02/12 and prior, most refunds have been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 02/13 – 02/26, approximately 10% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 02/27 – 03/14, approximately 15% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/15 – 03/20, approximately 35% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/21 – 03/21, approximately 40% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/22 – 03/22, approximately 90% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/23 and beyond, the IRS has released very few refunds.

    Mar 27, 2017 – IRS Funding Information

The IRS releases refunds each weekday throughout the year. We provide the percentage of refunds that have not yet been funded by the IRS. We update these funding statistics at approximately 2:00pm eastern each weekday throughout the year.

As of today, the estimated percentage of refunds not yet released by the IRS are:

– for returns filed 02/12 and prior, most refunds have been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 02/13 – 02/26, approximately 10% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 02/27 – 03/07, approximately 15% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/08 – 03/12, approximately 25% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/13 – 03/13, approximately 30% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/14 – 03/14, approximately 35% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/15 – 03/15, approximately 60% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/16 – 03/20, approximately 65% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/21 – 03/21, approximately 95% have not yet been released by the IRS.

– for returns filed 03/22 and beyond, the IRS has released very few refunds.

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Local IRS Offices

York
2670 Industrial Hwy, York, PA 17402
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
(Closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:30pm)
(717) 757-4977

Harrisburg
228 Walnut St, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
(Closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:00pm) (717) 777-9650

Lancaster
1720 Hempstead Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
Monday-Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm
(Closed for lunch 12:30pm - 1:00pm)
(717) 291-1994










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