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Be careful when you consider how you pay your taxes — credit cards can be tempting, but are they worth the cost? Read more

Posted at: February 14th, 2013 - 10:58 am - Number of Comments » 0

Don’t forget that along with your gift shopping, company parties, and other assorted end-of-year activities, you need to sit down and take a look at your tax situation. There are many things you can do to optimize your tax situation — but some of them must be done before year end. If you’d like some […]

Posted at: November 28th, 2011 - 4:23 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Don’t forget — the IRS offers payment plans. As long as you owe less than $25,000, and agree to pay off what you owe in 60 months (5 years) or less, you can easily arrange for a payment plan with the IRS that features an attractive interest rate. If you’d like help with this, or […]

Posted at: March 31st, 2011 - 3:18 pm - Number of Comments » 0

When a financial institution has money for you, and can’t find you, after a certain period of time that money has to be turned over to the state, under what are called “escheat” laws. This is true around the country. We were recently surprised, on doing a search of some of our client’s names, to […]

Posted at: May 5th, 2010 - 10:23 am - Number of Comments » 0

This just in: Received an email this morning purporting to be from the IRS. The top of the email had the IRS logo (sort of) along with the following text: After the last annual calculations of your fiscal activity we have determined that you are eligible to receive 518.56$ tax refund under section 501(c) (13) […]

Posted at: December 9th, 2009 - 10:48 am - Number of Comments » 0

Resch [IRS spokesperson] reported that the qualifying purchase of the new car, light truck, motor home or motorcycle must have occurred between Feb. 17, 2009, and before the end of the year. “A person can deduct the taxes paid on up to $49,500 of the (vehicle) purchase price … regardless of whether or not the […]

Posted at: December 7th, 2009 - 11:28 am - Number of Comments » 0

Before you think you might be off the hook for your taxes, reading that headline, know that they will eventually get around to you. In fact, with news like this, I would be surprised if the Service doesn’t request and get a fat new increase in their budget to plug this hole, especially given the […]

Posted at: November 2nd, 2009 - 11:38 am - Number of Comments » 0

Make sure you adjust your withholding on the state level if you’re a Californian — otherwise, your withholding may not reflect changes in the law, and you could end up owing more money to the state at the end of the year. More information

Posted at: June 19th, 2009 - 12:02 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Due to popular demand, we are hosting another FREE QuickBooks training seminar.  Are you a new user of QuickBooks?  Do you need help with your bookkeeping?  Do you stress every year when it comes tax time to get your books in order?  This seminar is for you.  Topics we will cover: Registers Reconciling Invoicing Receiving […]

Posted at: December 18th, 2008 - 12:27 pm - Number of Comments » 0

When faced with the question of whether or not to outsource payroll, more businesses are learning the benefits of outsourcing.  Our clients have found the advantage when we (or another vendor) prepare their payroll for the following reasons: (1) Save time – Payroll is more than just writing a paycheck.  It includes calculating net pay, […]

Posted at: December 3rd, 2008 - 6:23 pm - Number of Comments » 0