Enrollment for health care exchange closes Friday

People who don't participate in an employer-sponsored health care plan have multiple options when it comes to buying a plan on their own. But one of those options goes away Friday. Enrollment closes Dec. 15 for the federal health care exchange marketplace, often referred to as Obamacare.

The story behind Peekz headquarters: Pittsburgh funeral home turned accounting firm

Often a topic of conversation with clients, new and old -- particularly this time of year -- we sat down with Peekz ConsultiN owner Amy Peek to ask her about what it’s like working out of the more than 4,200-square-foot defunct funeral home.

How to handle phone scams and other fallout from the Equifax data breach

If you thought robocalls were suspicious before the Equifax data breach, it’s time to go on full alert.

Hurricane Irma victims slated for IRS tax relief

As victims of Hurricane Irma grapple with the aftermath of the storm, the IRS is providing some tax relief. For now, people living in the U.S. Virgin Islands, plus the islands of St. Thomas and St. John, are eligible for the the assistance, which will provide tax filing and payment relief. The relief is slated … Continue reading Hurricane Irma victims slated for IRS tax relief

Time is running out for taxpayers who received IRS extensions in 2017

For those who filed for extensions on filing their taxes in April, IRS deadlines are creeping up fast. 

5 Ways Your Accountant Wants You To Tackle Back-To-School Shopping

How you spend your money this back-to-school shopping season could affect your budget well into Christmas. Amy Peek, accountant and owner of Peekz ConsultiN, offers some tips to save this fall.

Meet Anita Baxter: ‘I am just here to make Amy’s job a little easier’

You may know the woman behind Peekz ConsultiN, owner and accountant Amy Peek. But do you know the woman behind the woman? Meet Anita Baxter, Amy’s assistant since 2015.

What questions do you have for Amy the accountant?

As part of our new series, "Ask Amy the Accountant," Amy Peek, owner of Peekz ConstultiN, is throwing open the doors of our blog, so to speak, to clients and readers. We invite you to share with us any general questions you have about taxes or finance -- and we may use your question as inspiration in one of our upcoming blogs.

Why you might not have to pay estimated quarterly taxes this year

Not everyone needs to make these payments. And that may be confusing for business owners or independent contractors worried about penalties or fines. Here's a breakdown from Peekz ConsultiN accountant owner Amy Peek.

The right way to spend your 2017 tax return

Taxpayers expecting large returns from the IRS this year already may be dreaming of what to do with their hefty cash infusion.