Monthly Archives: August 2016

What’s the difference between a credit card and a debit card?

When you pay for clothes in a store or dinner at a restaurant, you might use either a credit card or a debit card. In your mind, they may be the same. But there are differences to be aware of. … Continue reading

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Better Budgeting Using QuickBooks Online Plus

Everyone groans when budget time rolls around. QuickBooks Online Plus offers tools that simplify the process. Budget. The word evokes a sense of dread in most small business managers’ minds. Large corporations have entire teams of accountants that work on … Continue reading

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Saving for a comfortable retirement is up to you

If your employer offers a 401(k) plan, participating can mean the difference between having a sufficient nest egg and worrying about your expenses after you stop working. Tips for making the most of your 401(k) include contributing at least enough … Continue reading

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Using a Vehicle for Business: Q&A

IRS rules and exceptions abound, but there are some questions we can answer simply. Next to your home, your car is probably the most expensive investment you make. And the costs of paying for and maintaining it can be considerable. … Continue reading

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Who pays for Social Security and Medicare?

According to the 2016 Summary of Annual Reports by the trustees, the major source of funding for the Social Security and Medicare programs is the payroll tax you and your employer pay, or that you pay as a self-employed worker. … Continue reading

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Prepare for new wellness plan notifications

Wellness programs, when provided as a fringe benefit as part of a cafeteria plan, can benefit both your company and your employees. But you may be collecting information about your employees that is regulated by several federal statutes, including rules … Continue reading

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Setting Up User Access in QuickBooks

Will multiple employees be working with your QuickBooks company file? You’ll need to define their permission levels. If you ever did your bookkeeping manually, you probably didn’t allow every employee to see every sales form and account register and payroll … Continue reading

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