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How to cut car maintenance costs

Insurance, fuel, loan interest, maintenance, repairs, depreciation – all the expenses associated with owning and driving an automobile can take a huge bite out of your family budget. Some of these are sunk costs. Because the money is already spent … Continue reading

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ITEM #6 – IRS announces business vehicle deduction limits for 2017

The IRS has published depreciation limits for business vehicles first placed in service this year. These limits remain largely unchanged from 2016 limits. Because 50% bonus depreciation is allowed only for new vehicles, these limits are different for new and … Continue reading

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Find the best employees to contribute to your company

Turnover is an often overlooked cost of doing business. Sometimes it can run as high as 25% of salary and benefits. One way to reduce this cost is to hire wisely. It’s an oft-quoted cliché that employees are a company’s … Continue reading

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Two tax-smart ideas for your tax refund

Are you looking forward to your tax refund? By now you know how much you’ll be getting and approximately when the cash will land in your bank account. The only question is, what’s the best way to put the money … Continue reading

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Establishing Preferences in QuickBooks

Before you start entering data, make sure QuickBooks is set up appropriately for your company. QuickBooks was designed to serve the needs of millions of small businesses. To do that, it had to include the tools and processes suitable for … Continue reading

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Contractor or Employee? The Rules for Classifying Workers

The difference matters – a lot. Be sure you’re using the correct classifications for your staff. Employees. Contractors. They both create and support products or provide services for your customers. They’re your company’s most valuable assets. But the IRS looks … Continue reading

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Ringing Out 2016 in QuickBooks

2017 is just around the corner. Now’s the time to do your end-of-year QuickBooks tasks. Since early January of this year, you’ve been faithfully creating new records, entering transactions, and recording payments. You’ve run basic reports. You’ve done your collection … Continue reading

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