Strippers draw attention to changing tax law

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Who would have guessed that strippers would be on the cutting edge of changing tax law? The laws that distinguish between contractors and employees are changing in some states. California’s strippers are in the spotlight. Yesterday strippers protested the new state law in San Diego. They like the independence of being classified as contractors yet […]

Continuing the tax planning conversation

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A big part of the tax and financial planning conversation I’m having lately with local upper middle class people my age and older is questioning the wisdom of keeping multiple houses especially those big vacation places at the Jersey shore. (Some have houses and condos elsewhere but shore houses seem to dominate life for many […]

New Jersey payroll services

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I offer these small business payroll services in New Jersey: Weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, twice a month, or as manually requested payroll schedule New Jersey Employer Report of Wages Paid (NJ WR-30) New Jersey Employer’s Quarterly Report (NJ-927) New Jersey Employer’s Quarterly Report for Weekly Filers (NJ-927W) New Jersey Submitter Form NJ-ERW2-S New Jersey Annual Withholding […]

Break down the tax filing process

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Any complex task is easier when broken down into small pieces. Tax filing is no different. While there are plenty of different options, we break it down and pull out the best methods. Ways to collect information: BEST: Cell phone scanner with tax organizer OK: Flatbed scanner batch documents ALTERNATE: Photos or papers Ways to […]

Predicting success of small business crowdfunding campaigns

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The ability to forecast success of a proposed crowdfunding campaign is becoming more important in the practice of advising small businesses today in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. I spend an increasing portion of my available reading time on this topic, including a book on my iPad right now “Social Startup Success” by Kathleen […]

Why are tax writers missing the #1 tax-saving opportunity?

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“The perfect tax plan or tax shelter, if such a thing exists, would allow us to do most or all of these things: receive or gain control money without paying taxes, take a tax deduction for the amount invested, allow that money to grow and accumulate without paying taxes, and then allow us to disperse, […]

What’s up with QuickBooks?

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Intuit Corporation’s QuickBooks product is easily the most popular small business accounting platform in the nation. This popularity carries through to my law firm market niche where most use some type of QuickBooks platform to connect various components of financial management. Most of these users are converting from older desktop software to more modern hosted […]

Does Pennsylvania sales tax apply?

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The best official publication for determining if sales and use tax applies is this “Retailer’s Information” guide from the Commonwealth. For help setting up sales tax in QuickBooks Online, just call for on site or remote setup help or for help setting up desktop version see this article by Charlie Russell.

QuickBooks Online for law firms

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Intuit corporation will release record high earnings this week that surpass stock market analysts’ expectations. The driving force is the success of QuickBooks Online, a product used by almost 4 million small businesses. The number of businesses subscribing to QuickBooks Online is growing quickly as businesses move from the desktop version, just as management predicted. […]

Federal income taxes for farmers and fishermen

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Most businesses are subject to quarterly estimated tax payment requirements. A failure to make these required payments on time results in a penalty. The final estimated tax payment deadline for the prior calendar year is January 15 of the current year. Many small businesses, struggling to keep up with government paperwork demands, miss the deadline […]