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How To Know If You Have Or Are A Great Bookkeeper

Absolutely love this post from Nerd Enterprises, Excerpt:  So how do you know if your bookkeeper is really great?! How do you know the difference between a bookkeeper who is just ok and one who really knows what (s)he is doing such that you are truly getting value for...

Why I am not a CPA

California CPA Licensing requires that you have a bachelor’s degree with related accounting courses + pass the exam + 1 year and only 1 year of experience certified by a licensed CPA to get your CPA license. I could pass the exam, on practice tests, I’ve...

BBB Accreditation

BBB Accreditation Re-Instated 11/24/14 I have been reinstated by BBB, still doing the same thing..bookkeeping, accounting and tax prep services.  Still have an A+ Rating and now their site just says Accredited since 11/24/2014.   BBB Accreditation Removed Utterly...

Quote of the Day

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. – Emerson What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us – Emerson Earth laughs in flowers – Emerson Time is an...

Office Hours 2014

Our office hours have changed once again. We are closed Sunday and Monday. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 12pm-8pm.

SEPs: A Quick and Easy Retirement Plan Option

Setting up and maintaining a simplified employee pension (SEP) is probably easier than you think. The sooner you get started saving, the more secure your retirement will be, plus your business can gain tax advantages right away. SEP Basics The SEP is a stripped-down...

Questions to ask your tax preparer

Great article on Forbes today about 11 questions to ask when hiring a tax preparer and I agree on the 11 questions you should ask your tax preparer or potential tax preparer and we got your answers and we’ve added an additional question and answer. Do you have a...

What Income in Nontaxable?

Most types of income are taxable, but some are not. Income can include money, property or services that you receive. Here are some examples of income that are usually not taxable: Child support payments; Gifts, bequests and inheritances; Welfare benefits; Damage...

A time of transition, changing jobs may lower your taxes

September is often a time of transition, when people decide to make major life decisions–such as changing jobs. If you’re looking for a new job, then you may be able to claim a tax deduction for some of your job hunting expenses–as long as it’s...

Which Moving Expenses are Deductible?

If you moved due to a change in your job or business location, or because you started a new job or business, you may be able to deduct your reasonable moving expenses; however, you may not deduct any expenses for meals. If you meet the requirements of the tax law for...