Seven Common Retirement Account Mistakes

Posted on 30. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

It is all too easy to make a mistake that can cost you plenty if you do not actively manage your retirement assets. Here are some common retirement account mistakes that can easily be avoided. Borrowing money, then leaving your job. Those with employer-provided retirement accounts, such as 401(k)s, can often borrow money from their […]

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The Right Ingredients to Improve Your Credit Score

Posted on 23. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Your credit score is important. It dictates how easy it is to obtain a loan for a car, house, or business acquisition. Your score ranges between 300 and 850 points. The closer you are to 850 points, the more likely you are to receive a loan and the less you’ll pay in interest. So, how […]

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Inherited Property: A Matter of Value

Posted on 16. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Marketing Tips, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Avoid this potential tax headache If you are expecting to inherit property when friends or relatives pass away, know that their generosity can come with tax consequences. It’s important to understand how the value of your inheritance is determined to avoid a potential tax surprise in the future. Estate tax basics When a friend or […]

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IRS Announces Annual Tax Scams

Posted on 09. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

Each year the IRS announces a list of the “Dirty Dozen Tax Scams” its agents encounter most frequently. Highlighted here are seven of the most common. Creating fake income. It has come to the attention of the IRS that some taxpayers are creating false income for the sole purpose of obtaining tax credits like the […]

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Signs You Might Be Outgrowing Your Accounting System

Posted on 13. Feb, 2017 by in QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

If you’re struggling with your accounting system, it might be a sign that you’re ready for something new.  Perhaps your company has grown so much that it’s outgrown its older accounting solution.  Here are several indications to look for that justify moving to an accounting system with more features and scalability. User Permissions Some companies […]

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Cool Apps: Google Forms

Posted on 09. Feb, 2017 by in Marketing Tips, Services, Small Business Tips, Social Networking

Do you ever need to collect information from your customers?  There are many ways to do it: a form in Microsoft Word®, a fillable PDF, and a Web form are all very common.  Less common but slicker than the rest is the option of using Google Forms. You’ll need a Google ID, and most people […]

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An Annual Credit Check is more important than ever!

Posted on 02. Jan, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

The Federal Trade Commission says The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion — to provide you with a free copy of your credit report, at your request, once every 12 months. The FCRA promotes the accuracy and privacy of information in the files of […]

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[GUEST POST] The Value of Values: Setting Goals for Your Business

Posted on 30. Dec, 2016 by in Services, Small Business Tips

Today, I’d like to share a fantastic article, “The Value of Values: Setting Goals for Your Business” by Coach Andrea Novakowski. “A goal properly set is halfway reached.” – Zig Ziglar Justine, an author and consultant, had given herself the goal of getting her self-help book published. But when she sent her proposal to agents, they told […]

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When is Bookkeeping Help Needed?

Posted on 27. Dec, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

Do you find yourself wishing you had some bookkeeping help for your business?  The job requirements of bookkeepers are enormous, and it takes a lot of knowledge, training, and experience to do the job correctly. You should not assign these responsibilities to just any employee because you cannot afford any errors.  Mistakes could mean huge […]

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Private Agencies to Start Collecting for IRS

Posted on 15. Dec, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

What you need to know: In late 2015 Congress required the IRS to turn over uncollected taxes it is no longer pursuing to outside collection agencies. The agencies are now selected, and in early 2017 they will begin their collection efforts. This will impact all of us. Here is what you need to know. Turn […]

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