Category: Bookkeeping

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 »

1099-MISC Confusion – Deciphering the Rules

In recent years there have been some significant changes to the rules regarding issuing a 1099-MISC Form. It used to be easy. If you paid someone $600.00 or more you needed to send them a 1099-MISC (Ok, so that is a bit of generalized statement) by January 31st, and the IRS copies by February 28th.… 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 »

Mixing Funds Can Make A Sour Cocktail

If you’ve read even one “Bookkeeping For Small Business” article or blog post you know that the one of the first pieces of advice is to keep your personal and business funds separate. Yes, this can be easier said than done, but it is essential for running a successful and profitable business. But this isn’t… Read More »

Refining Your Filing

If you are like most small businesses, you have two sets of files going through March. Last year’s files are still in your cabinets and you’ve started creating this year’s files. For many the system is one that has been developed, changed, honed, tweaked, changed again, tweaked again, and again and again until you’ve found… Read More »

Who Should Get a 1099?

It is that time of year again, Form 1099s are being worked on, many may have already been sent. So, if you are a new business owner, or one who hasn’t been “as good about this as I should be”, here are some guidelines for sending out your 1099s. Please note, in this blog piece… Read More »

Why I Won’t Sign Your Checks

Every so often when speaking with a potential new client about their bookkeeping needs, they mention adding me to their accounts so I can pay the bills for them. I thank them for their trust in me, but state that I will not take on signing privileges or accept full access to their bank accounts.… Read More »

Winterize Your Business

Today is December 1st, and here in New England that means snow and ice are just around the corner. And we aren’t the only ones, about half of the country, if they haven’t had any already are preparing for it. Over the last few years, we’ve had snow &/or ice storms that have taken down… Read More »