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Can I Receive Interest On A Sales Tax Refund?

January 23, 2013 by Ed Becker

The simple answer is “yes,” but each case is different.  Check out the article I found pertaining to this at the following link: Elusive Sales Tax Refunds

Bookkeeping Year End Checklist

January 7, 2013 by Ed Becker

The year has come and gone and now is time to get information to your CPA for tax return purposes.  In reality, a small business should be performing all of its essential accounting functions during the year and on a day-to-day basis. Let’s face the facts:  small business owners get sucked into daily fires and it’s […]

Mileage Rates for 2013

January 7, 2013 by Ed Becker

The IRS has announced its rates, found a quick blog on this that is worth checking out if you reimburse your employees

Sales Tax Check Up Time

January 2, 2013 by Ed Becker

As sales tax laws constantly change, is your Company compliant?  There are experts out there who stay on top of these changes, you should check out are friends at Sales Tax Defense who provide helpful hints for check ups.

Sales Tax Penalty Abatements

December 21, 2012 by Ed Becker

An honest mistake can be viewed differently by a sales tax agency, so don’t just pay the penalty without talking to an expert.  OSYB suggests using a professional such as Mark Stone of Sales Tax Defense, check out his comments on sales tax abatement.   He really knows his stuff.

Memorized Transactions in QuickBooks – What Options Do I Have?

December 15, 2012 by Ed Becker

Most users of QuickBooks have heard of  memorized transactions as a way to save time and effort.  These functions are a great way to simplify usage of QuickBooks and when set up correctly can be used for a variety of functions (bills, invoices, deposits, debit card activity, journal entries, etc). I have guided many of […]

Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas for Small Businesses

December 10, 2012 by Ed Becker

Its holiday season and do you know what to get your contacts and staff? If you answered no to either of these then check out  this blog on “5 Personalized Holiday Gift Ideas” by Rachel Hartman.  

Public Relations Approaches for A Small Business

December 6, 2012 by Ed Becker

Here are 4 tips for the small business owner who may not have the resources (time or money) to engage a PR firm.  Public relations can be very expensive, but as outlined in the Intuit post linked to below, there are some simple steps you can implement.  Intuit recommends: Contribute to trade publications. Pitch trend […]