Category Archives: record keeping

Five home office deduction mistakes

If you operate a business out of your home, you may be able to deduct a wide variety of expenses. These may include part of your rent or mortgage costs, insurance, utilities, repairs, maintenance, and cleaning costs related to the … Continue reading

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Don’t assume it’s correct, just because it’s the IRS

Quotes from actual IRS correspondence received by clients: “Our records show we received a 1040X…for the tax year listed above. We’re sorry but we cannot find it.” “Our records show you owe a balance due of $0.00. If we do … Continue reading

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Four tips for building an emergency fund

Planning for emergencies is like buying insurance: you pay into an account and hope you’ll never have to use it. But life happens. Cars break down. Roofs leak. Kids get injured. Having money in the bank to cover those unexpected … Continue reading

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A tax credit is available for adoption

If you are preparing to adopt a child, you know your life will change for the better. And, you may have also experienced the financial commitment adoption requires. However, take note, because as an adoptive parent, you may qualify for … Continue reading

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7 Best Practices for QuickBooks Online

Even if you’ve been using QuickBooks Online for a long time, it’s good to step back and evaluate your actions. “Best practices” aren’t enforceable rules. They’re simply guidelines businesses commonly follow in one area or another. If you’re in retail, … Continue reading

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What Sales Orders Are and When to Use Them

They’re not as commonly used as invoices. But if you need them, they’re there. When you want to document sales that you can’t (or won’t) fulfill immediately, but you plan to do so in the future, you can’t create an … Continue reading

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Receiving Payments in QuickBooks Online

It’s perhaps one of your favorite activities in QuickBooks Online: recording money that comes in. Are you doing it right? Your days of matching paper checks to paper invoices are over. QuickBooks Online excels at keeping your accounts receivable organized. … Continue reading

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