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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Mark Your Tax Calendars for 2017

Posted on 03. Mar, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips, Tax Updates, Website Resource

As a business owner, you don’t want to miss any tax deadline. Doing so can result in tax penalties, which can be hefty and are not deductible. Here are some key dates (some of which are new this year), as well as strategies you can use to be on time. 2017 Tax Calendar Income Tax […]

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10 Signs a Small Business is Struggling Financially

Posted on 16. Feb, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

An article posted on CPA Practice Advisor talks about the signs to look for that may signal your small business may be struggling financially. Small businesses face many financial hurdles. Whether due to an industry that is seasonal in nature, or because of aging accounts receivables, businesses can find themselves facing problems with cashflow, debt, […]

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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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Reminder: It is Tax Scam Season Too

Posted on 06. Feb, 2017 by in Bookkeeping Articles, Small Business Tips

Imagine you receive a call from an IRS agent who says you owe back taxes and threatens to arrest you if you don’t immediately make a payment over the phone. Thousands of Americans faced this situation in 2016, though the people on the other end of their phone lines weren’t actually from the IRS. They […]

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Is There Really a 4-Hour Workweek?

Posted on 19. Jan, 2017 by in Marketing Tips, My Favorite Things, Small Business Tips

Tim Ferriss made the 4-hour workweek a popular concept in his 2007 book.  But is there such a thing, and more importantly, can business owners like you and me cash in on it?  As the last of the Baby Boomers approach retirement, the topic of working less while making the same or more income is […]

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