If you bill multiple customers for a recurring service, you could memorize those transactions as a group and automate statement charges. Find out how here.

By | September 2nd, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, QuickBooks Tips|

There’s more than one way to bill customers for your products and services. A statement charge is one of them. Depending on what kind of business you have, you probably have a preferred way of billing customers. If they walk into your shop and present a credit card or cash, you create sales receipts. If [...]

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PLANNING FOR THE NET INVESTMENT INCOME TAX

By | August 30th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Taxation|

Despite its name, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) didn’t cut all types of taxes.  It left several taxes unchanged, including the 3.8% tax on net investment income (NII) of high-income taxpayers. You’re potentially liable for the NII tax if your modified adjusted gross income (MAGI) exceeds $200,000 ($250,000 for joint filers and qualifying [...]

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KNOW A TEACHER? TELL THEM ABOUT THIS TAX BREAK!

By | August 26th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Taxation|

When teachers are setting up their classrooms for the new school year, it’s common for them to pay for a portion of their classroom supplies out of pocket.  A special tax break allows these educators to deduct some of their expenses.  This educator expense deduction is especially important now due to some changes under the [...]

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TAX DOCUMENT RETENTION GUIDELINES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

By | August 19th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Business|

You may have breathed a sigh of relief after filing your 2018 income tax return (or requesting an extension).  But is your office strewn with reams of paper consisting of years’ worth of tax returns, receipts, canceled checks and other financial records?  Or perhaps your computer desktop is filled with a multitude of digital tax-related [...]

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NO SURPRISES: WHY YOU SHOULD CHECK YOUR TAX BRACKET

By | July 29th, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Taxation|

Many taxpayers learned some tough lessons upon completing their 2018 tax returns regarding the changes brought forth by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA).  If you were one of them, or even if you weren’t, now’s a good time to check your bracket to avoid any unpleasant surprises next April. Under the TCJA, the [...]

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COULD AN FLP HELP YOUR BUSINESS SUCCESSION PLAN?

By | July 22nd, 2019|Accounting and Auditing, Business|

One of the biggest concerns for business owners is succession planning – transferring ownership and control of the company to the next generation.  Often, the best time taxwise to start transferring ownership is long before the owner is ready to give up control of the business. A family limited partnership (FLP) can help owners enjoy [...]

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