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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Last Year’s Tax Bill Makes This Year’s Opportunity

Posted on 06. Dec, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates

For the first time in many years, it looks like a last-minute tax law change will not upset your ability to fulfill a well thought out tax plan. In addition to making last minute moves to reduce your tax obligation, consider some opportunities to take advantage of the recent legislation. Educators. The $250, above the […]

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10 Steps to Better Manage Your Bookkeeping Records

Posted on 10. Nov, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips

Do you cringe when you open up your QuickBooks file? You have receipts in the car, crumbled receipts in your purse or briefcase, and vendor invoices buried in the papers on your desk or email inbox. Here are ten easy steps you can put in place today to better organize your bookkeeping records so the […]

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NEW! College Aid Financial Package (FAFSA) Timing

Posted on 09. Nov, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles

Annual FAFSA filing availability is now If you have a child in college or entering college during the next school year, you need to read this. The time to apply for federal financial aid is now. The new application timeframe The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available for the 2017 – […]

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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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Budgeting Made Simple for Entrepreneurs

Posted on 01. Nov, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Services, Small Business Tips

Most of us came from the corporate world where working with budgets was an everyday occurrence. So now you are the one in charge and budgeting is the last thing on your mind for your business. Budgeting is just as important to the small business owner as it is to major corporations. It helps control […]

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Is a pumpkin really a squash? And other interesting facts!

Posted on 27. Oct, 2016 by in Uncategorized

Thanks to the Pumpkin Patch for this interesting info!! DID YOU KNOW: Is a pumpkin really a squash? It is! It’s a member of the Cucurbita family which includes squash and cucumbers. Pumpkins are grown all over the world Six of the seven continents can grow pumpkins including Alaska! Antarctica is the only continent that […]

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The Best Payment Terms for Faster Cash Flow

Posted on 25. Oct, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, QuickBooks, Small Business Tips

A great way to speed up your cash flow is to get paid faster by customers who owe you money.  One way to do that is to examine your payment terms to see if you can accelerate them.  First, let’s talk about what payment terms are common.  Then I’ll share a study that showed which […]

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What to Do With Your Social Security Statement

Posted on 18. Oct, 2016 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Services, Small Business Tips

The Social Security Administration is now doing a better job in sending out earnings reports by mailing paper statements to workers every five years beginning at age 25. The reports are also available online. These reports recap historic earnings and contain an estimate of potential benefits. When you receive your report, spend a few minutes […]

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