New I-9 Form Released, Required After Jan. 22, 2017

Posted on 08. Dec, 2016 by in Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, Website Resource

An article published by cpapracticeadvisor.com announces that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. [Download printable PDF version of the new I-9 Form.] By Jan. 22, 2017, employers must use only the new version, dated 11/14/2016. Until then, they can continue to use the version […]

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Preview of Some Key 2017 Tax Figures

Posted on 08. Nov, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, Website Resource

While official numbers for 2017 are not yet released by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), many key 2017 tax figures are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published by the Department of Labor. Using the release of recent CPI figures, a number of sources are projecting key figures for 2017. Tax Brackets: While the […]

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Recovering from Identity Theft

Posted on 03. Nov, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

There are now millions of victims of the identity theft epidemic. From stolen credit cards to fraudulently filed tax returns, a vast swath of the U.S. is trying to figure out how to repair the damage. To help, the Federal Trade Commission has created a nice tool to work through the recovery process. The site: […]

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Cool Tech Tools: Automate Your To-Do List

Posted on 29. Sep, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, My Favorite Things, Services, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized, Website Resource

Keeping a to-do list is a great way to be productive, avoid having things fall through the crack, and unclutter your brain.  How you maintain your to-do list varies: some people use pen and paper because they love the feeling of crossing tasks off, others use Excel or Google documents.  Still, others might try Evernote. […]

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Beyond Saving Trees: New Trends in Receipt Management

Posted on 13. Sep, 2016 by in Services, Small Business Tips, Uncategorized, Website Resource

Accounting automation has come a long way in the last few years, and the process of handling invoices and receipts is included in those changes.  No longer is there a mountain of paperwork to deal with.  In this article, we’ll explain some of the changes in this area. Vendor Invoices Most invoices are now sent […]

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Social Security Retirement Calculator

Posted on 08. Sep, 2016 by in Services, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, Website Resource

If you are approaching retirement and are not sure what your benefits would be at retirement or perhaps waiting until you’re 70, check out the Social Security Administration’s website and use their Retirement Estimator: https://www.ssa.gov/retire/estimator.html. This tool pulls your earnings history and provides you with a customized estimate of your benefit at your retirement age.

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What You Need to Know About the Updated FLSA Overtime Rule

Posted on 02. Jun, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

On May 18th, President Obama announced the Department of Labor’s updated overtime regulations taking effect on December 1, 2016.  The Department is proposing updating current regulations governing executive, administrative, and professional employees (white collar workers) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) minimum wage and overtime pay. The regulations were last updated in 2004 with […]

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Get Data From Here to There With A ZAP!

Posted on 27. Oct, 2015 by in Services, Small Business Tips, VirtualConnections Newsletter, Website Resource, Windows Resources/Tips

Need to get data from one app to another?   If so, it’s time to check out Zapier. You might be moving data manually from, let’s say, your shopping cart to your CRM or from Evernote to Google Docs, or something like that.  Zapier allows you to automate the process with what they call a Zap.  […]

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Cool Tech Tools: Google Drive

Posted on 14. Apr, 2015 by in Small Business Tips, Website Resource, Windows Resources/Tips

Google Drive, which used to be called Google Docs, is a great way to collaborate with team members and stakeholders that are in a different location than you are. Here’s a quick introduction (or refresher) on how to use this powerful collaboration tool. Google Drive is a browser-based application that allows you to create documents, spreadsheets, […]

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Zenefits – Your Virtual HR Department

Posted on 15. Jan, 2015 by in CEO Tips, Small Business Tips, Website Resource

Zenefits gives you, your managers, and your employees a single place to manage all your HR — payroll, benefits, compliance, and more — all online, in one beautiful online dashboard. For example, hiring a new employee? Zenefits will Get the employee to sign their agreements online Collect employee’s personal, bank and tax information Add the […]

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