The Difference Between Bookkeepers, Accountants, and CPAs

The terms bookkeeper, accountant, and CPA are often used interchangeably and frequently cause confusion to those not in the financial industry. Whether you’re hiring an employee or an outside consultant, it’s important to understand the difference between bookkeepers, accountants, and CPAs so you get the appropriate level of knowledge and experience—at the appropriate cost—for your… Read More »

Stop Wasting Time on 1099s

It is that time of year…Small business owners all over the country are spending time gathering information from their vendors and independent contractors, confirming paid amounts, and starting the process of sending 1099-MISC forms. Did you know that you can avoid filing 1099-MISC forms by simply changing how you pay your vendors and independent contractors?… Read More »

Holiday Related Business Deductions

Accounting guidelines for holiday parties, gifts, and bonuses ‘Tis the season for giving. During the holidays, many businesses reward their employees’ efforts with holiday parties, gifts, or bonuses. Are you correctly accounting for these expenses? If not, you may be missing out on considerable business deductions. By properly managing your books during this season of… Read More »

Changes in 2017 – W2 & 1099 Filing Deadlines

You may think that you don’t have to worry about the filing deadlines for your W2s or Form 1099s because you have a payroll company taking care of this for you. And for the most part you’d be correct. However, it is the employer’s responsibility to make sure that every So, what changed? Up until… Read More »

Are You Ready for the New Overtime Rules?

On December 1, 2016 new overtime rules go into effect for salaried employees. Wait, salaried employees don’t get overtime, right? Not exactly, the previous rule stated that a salaried employee making more than $23,660 per year was exempt from overtime. However, the majority of salaried employees are hired at a higher annual salary than that… Read More »