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New Year QuickBooks Checklist

New Year QuickBooks Checklist

As 2015 is coming to a close, there should be a routine you use to keep your records current and ...
/ / Business, QuickBooks
1099-misc

Preparing 1099-Misc in QuickBooks

As we come to the end of another year, we are reminded that annual reporting requirements are just around the ...
/ / Business, QuickBooks, Tax
QuickBooks Online Tip

QuickBooks Online Tip

Recently, there have been many updates to QuickBooks Online.  Here are a few to pay attention to: Inventory There is ...
/ / QuickBooks
State Unemployment

State Unemployment Rate Change and Adjustment for Wisconsin and Minnesota Employers

The 2016 Wisconsin Unemployment Tax Rate notifications were mailed in October. If your state unemployment insurance rate changes for 2016, ...
/ / Business, Payroll, QuickBooks
QuickBooks 2016

New Features in QuickBooks 2016

Bill Tracker Accessible:  From the menu bar, select Vendors, then Bill Tracker.  It's also accessible from the Vendor Center, or ...
/ / QuickBooks
Capital Gains

What You Should Know About Capital Gains and Losses

When you sell a capital asset, the sale results in a capital gain or loss. A capital asset includes most ...
/ / Business, Tax
2015-2016 Tax Planning Guide

2015 Year-End Tax Planning Guide

This guide covers many of the tax issues higher-income taxpayers will encounter in 2015-2016. Contents include: Year-to-date review Executive compensation ...
/ / Business, Tax
Tax-Free Fringe Benefits

Providing Tax-Free Fringe Benefits to Employees

One way you can find and keep valuable employees is to offer the best compensation package possible. An important part ...
/ / Business, Tax
Lifetime Learning Credit

Education Planning: It’s Best to Start Early

The increasing costs of higher education have made education planning an important aspect of personal financial planning. However, because the ...
/ / Business, Tax
Retirement Planning

Seniors Age 70.5 Take Your Required Retirement Distributions Before Year-End

The tax laws generally require individuals with retirement accounts to take annual withdrawals based on the size of their account ...
/ / Tax