March 10, 2019

5 Business Bookkeeping Basics You Should Never Ignore

You’re starting up a new business or becoming a sole trader. This is a great way to gain financial freedom, but you need to make sure all your finances are in order. You’ll be liable for all types of taxes and will need to […]
December 29, 2018
Bookkeeping Tips

How to be bulletproof in an IRS audit in 2019

What is the IRS?  They are a collection department for the Treasury Department.  As collections agents, they only have one goal, get your dollars.  When a tax return is selected to be audited, the IRS sends a scary letter.  I have a copy of […]
September 27, 2018

Refunds and Sales Tax in Quickbooks

Most of us are not using 100% of the power of the software at our fingertips.  You probably use about 10% of Word’s functionality, maybe 15% of Excel if you’re experienced.  If you are using Quickbooks, you may not know all the tricks, but […]
August 31, 2018

Why I recommend payroll services but not QB Payroll

In Washington, filing L & I is required. In my past experience and confirming with clients who still use QB Payroll, they don’t file WA L & I, that’s a good reason alone not to use QB Payroll. But the bigger reason is that […]
August 30, 2018

Cash versus Accrual, which one do I choose?

Knowing the difference between cash and accrual is a good first step.  Step two is knowing when it matters which one you use.  Cash and accrual are accounting methods. They are used when you are reviewing your financial statements, and when you are reporting […]
August 21, 2018

Can I deduct auto expenses and mileage?

This question comes to me so frequently that it’s actually part of our initial questions we ask new clients. Tax deductions are more of an accounting question than a bookkeeping question, but we know the basics of how this works. The IRS allows you […]
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