Monthly Archives: January 2013

File for earlier disaster relief

If you were a victim of Hurricane Sandy this year or some other natural disaster severe enough to be classified as a “presidentially declared disaster,” you have a special option in the tax code that may help in your recovery. … Continue reading

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IRS increases mileage rates for 2013

The IRS has increased the standard mileage rates to be used in computing the deductible costs of operating a vehicle for business or when driving for medical or moving reasons. The new rates will apply to vehicle mileage starting January … Continue reading

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Give your children some lessons about money

There’s one important subject that your children may not learn in school: personal finance. If you want your kids to pick up good money skills and become financially responsible adults, you should give them some training yourself. Pre-schoolers and teenagers … Continue reading

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Decide when to pay tax on U.S. savings bonds

When you own Series EE or Series I savings bonds, you have a tax decision to make. Both types of bonds earn interest monthly. Usually, you’ll choose to defer paying any taxes on the interest until the bond reaches final … Continue reading

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Is 2013 The Year You Finally Go Mobile With Financial Data?

Using QuickBooks Mobile, you’ll improve business relations, put out fires before they start and unchain yourself from your office computer. There are only a few reasons why you wouldn’t be using QuickBooks Mobile on your smartphone. Maybe you don’t have … Continue reading

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Basis reporting requirement delayed

A law passed in 2008 requires brokers to report an investor’s basis in stocks and mutual fund shares when these investments are sold. The final step in these new reporting requirements was to become effective for debt instruments and options … Continue reading

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Say Good-Bye to 2012 and hello to QuickBooks for 2013

We hope you’ll be ringing out a successful financial year at month’s end. In any case, here’s what you should know about preparing for 2013. End of the year. QuickBooks has been hard at work for the past 11+ months, … Continue reading

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