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25 05, 2017

Factoring the Bank Feed Challenge

2017-06-30T22:37:16-07:00May 25th, 2017|

What is Multi Factor Authentication? Bank feeds (also known as extractors) are what connect banks to various accounting platforms. These data exchanges provide accountants, lenders, as well as other applications within the financial technology (Fin Tech) sector with valuable consumer information. But what protects your personal data from falling into the wrong hands? Multi Factor Authentication. [...]

14 12, 2016

How to Determine Who Receives a 1099

2016-12-14T12:29:29-08:00December 14th, 2016|

Form 1099-MISC is the most common tax form used to submit information for income paid to independent contractors. Failure to file this form can result in significant fines from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). To determine whether you need to file a 1099 form, there are a number of questions to ask about the relationship [...]

28 11, 2016

10 Easy End of Year Tax Tips to Increase Your Tax Refund

2016-11-28T07:42:35-08:00November 28th, 2016|

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is already upon us and the year will be coming to a close soon! Now is a great time to make some end of season tax moves to help lower your tax bill and increase your tax refund come tax time. Once the year ends, so do most [...]

18 10, 2016

When and How Can You Deduct Business Meals?

2016-11-18T12:20:24-08:00October 18th, 2016|

Deducting the cost of meals at restaurants is one of the more delicious parts of running a business. But as a bookkeeping services provider for many small businesses, I get a lot of questions about how to go about deducting these expenses in the proper way. Generally speaking, you can deduct 50% of the cost [...]

13 09, 2016

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Bookkeeper

2016-11-18T12:20:24-08:00September 13th, 2016|

Bookkeepers are an integral part of any business - they can either make or break your business. Making sure you take the time to hire the right person for the role is crucial. So how do you achieve this? Here are five things to look for when hiring the right business bookkeeper. 1. Organized, process [...]

11 09, 2016

You’re making 3 mistakes as your own bookkeeper

2016-11-18T12:20:24-08:00September 11th, 2016|

Most everyone is guilty of these three common bookkeeping mistakes. Being you're own bookkeeper can be tough. Business financials are a source of stress to many, but they don't need to be. If you face your books with the same determination you face your competition, you will be in great shape! 1. Not [...]