Monthly Archives: November 2016

Get Ready for Tax Season

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I know what you are thinking… and no, it is not too early.

I’m a bookkeeper, not a tax preparer, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have a role in my client’s tax preparation each year.  I save them a ton of time and money getting ready. As we approach year-end, it’s time to start getting those files ready for the poor soul who has to do all the tax work.

Just kidding.  I have CPA friends!  The thought of doing a thousand 1040s frightens me on a deep level.  But I respect the people who do it every year: they are committed.  150-hour work weeks, dealing with upset clients because the return wasn’t what they “envisioned,” having to deal with receipts-in-a-shoebox or difficult clients….

If you haven’t been using a bookkeeper, and your year-end is way off from last year’s and you can’t explain it, you might want to find a bookkeeper to help identify errors.  Small business tax preparation doesn’t have to be a drag.  Well, except for the part where you pay taxes, but your bookkeeper can help with quarterly estimated payments.  But the thing is, if you outsource your bookkeeping or rely on a professional, it’s a breeze.

50% of businesses fail within the first five years.  89% of business survive because they use a bookkeeper or accountant.  Good luck and let me know when I am able to help.

Seriously?

OK here I go…  I finally started a blog on July 21st and the next day when I opened iWeb (the software I used for my website) my entire domain site had completely disappeared.  Each and every page.  POOF… just like that everything I created was gone.  Luckily the site stayed live, but I was… Continue Reading