David Shanahan
Certified Public Accountant


Welcome to DavidShanahanCPA.com

Our firm offers a complete range of accounting, tax, and consulting services to meet the need of our individual and business clients in a variety of industries. Our primary services include accounting and bookkeeping, tax planning and preparation, QuickBooks support, payroll, entity selection, and business consulting. Our goal is to provide personalized services to individual and business clients in a manner that guarantees specialized needs are met.

David Shanahan CPA, LLC
8971 Fort Smallwood Road Pasadena, MD 21122
Phone -- David: 410-925-7338
Phone -- Debbie: 410-868-3313
E-mail: shanahancpa@verizon.net 
Tax Planning and Preparation
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When a tax law changes we know about it. We believe in year-round tax planning to help minimize your current and future taxes. We also prepare all federal, state, and local tax returns for individuals and businesses at competitive, affordable rates.
IRS Compromise and Representation
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We can help you solve your IRS problems because we can negotiate directly with the IRS on your behalf. Our services include IRS audit assistance, debt settlement, offers in compromise, negotiating payment plans, and more.
QuickBooks Consulting Services
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We have extensive experience getting maximum performance out of QuickBooks for our clients. We can help with setup, training, and ongoing maintenance.
Accounting and Bookkeeping
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We offer a full range of accounting and bookkeeping services including compilations of financial information, QuickBooks set up and support, payroll, strategic planning, help with IRS audits, budgeting and more.
Controller and CFO Services
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We can provide the services of a CFO or Controller without the cost of adding another employee to your payroll. We have helped many businesses get a better handle on cash flow, business operations, forecasting, budgeting, and strategic planning.
Entity Selection and Business Consulting
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Business formation, entity selection, and incorporation do not have to be complicated. We take the time to get to know your business so we can make a recommendation that fits your needs and minimizes your tax burden.
Tax Update

David Shanahan Named Top County "E-filer"

David Shanahan has been honored for preparing the highest number of new electronic tax returns.

Big Changes for 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act contains many tax changes for both individuals and businesses.

Key 2017 Exemptions and Deductions

Listed here for your reference are key deduction rates for 2016.

2017 Tax Rates

The income brackets for each tax rate are.

Capital Gains and Dividends

Capital Gains and Dividends Short-term capital gains and nonqualified dividends are treated as ordinary income and are taxed as such.

2018 Tax Law Changes

With so many tax provisions expiring, it makes planning your taxes extremely difficult.

Small Business Incentives for 2017

For most of the past decade, the Section 179 deduction was maximized at just over $100,000.

Small Business Health Care Tax Credit

If you are a small employer, there is a tax credit that can put money in your pocket.