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We have reinvented the design part of the business and move it to its own company, awfedesign, separating out the logical from the abstract. Awfedesign will be offering more services and packages for design work: website design, illustrations, art designs, logos, etc. We are also adding more ways to buy domains, emails and hosting packages. Click on the link and check out our new design company.
We here at chaoticcancellation are busy getting your end of year financials in order, reconciling December statements and generally getting caught from the end of the year 2012. We hope that by mid-February, we will be able to start tax preparation and getting your tax returns done early and/or sending your financials to your CPA.
January is our time to get caught up and the Internal Revenue Service has announced that it has revised its opening date for tax season, pushing it out just eight days to January 30, 2013. Normally, the tax season opens on January 22 each year however due to tax legislation, its been pushed out. The statement on the IRS website
The IRS is currently reviewing the details of this week’s tax legislation and assessing what impact it will have on this year’s filing season. The IRS will soon make available additional information on when taxpayers can start filing 2012 tax returns.
What this means is that the IRS will begin accepting tax returns on January 30, 2013. Most taxpayers should be able to file on that date though some taxpayers will have to wait a bit for revised forms. Those include folks claiming residential energy credits, depreciation of property or general business credits.
Mid-February is when we will start processing tax returns for our clients.
Online Accounting Finally!!
Many of you have been asking for an online accounting solution and we have finally found a great solution, it’s called Xero which we have partnered with. We are in the process of getting certified and if you are interested, we will be more than happy to convert your QuickBooks File to Xero so you can see your cash flow in real-time.
In order to give each of our clients better transparency on exactly what we do for you and when we’re doing it, we have started using a project management tool called basecamp to keep track of all the things related to your account such as notes on pending items, files, documents and to do list for your project in one place. This allows us to keep all aspects of your project organized, focused and archived, accessible from any computer with an internet connection, by all involved. It will keep everyone up to date with progress on the project and you will be able to see what day your project is scheduled to be worked on. Also you will be able to see any pending to do list that we need you to complete. (While we strive to keep to our schedules and your to dos as shown in basecamp, occasionally an emergency arises from the house fighting me or a client emergency and your scheduled date might be pushed out)
We will be sending out invitations by the end of January to each of our clients to join our basecamp project management tool if you haven’t already been invited. We invite you to login, set your password and join us in the fun. Feel free to check it out, have a look around, post a comment to a discussion or add a new discussion. The system is very simple to use, so just start using it in the way you think it should be used.
You can edit your contact information, and upload you photo (you don’t have to, it’s just a bit of fun and makes the project more personal for everyone). If you need more assistance, please get in touch by calling the office at 925-349-9075 and we can talk you through the features. If you don’t want daily emails or weekly updates, you can turn off the feature of getting emails as well.
Sometimes our notes are chaotic/cryptic and may not make any sense, please feel free to ask for clarification anytime. Whenever you have some thoughts about the project, or something you’d like me to take a look at, just upload it here and I’ll comment as soon as I can. We check the everything list at the end of each day.
As always we are still available via email, that won’t be going away, neither will a phone call or text message.
You can also book an appt via basecamp, just check the book appt calendar and find an open slot, add your name and time and we will send a confirmation email to you.
Our office hours have changed. We are open Sunday through Thursday from 12pm-8pm
Onsite meetings and visits will be scheduled between 2pm-8pm
The short version: chaoticcancellation is your back office
chaoticcancellation has evolved, simply we want to help you cancel the chaos within. We help manage your project from start to finish, helping you stay organized and focused on what is important: your business and the reason you started your business. We handle all the accounting details and paperwork from daily entry to dealing with the IRS.
The long version is about revolutionary change, changing the chaos into order, change your ideas, change your world.
According to Chinese symbolism, the juxtaposed elements of this revolution hexagram are fire under water. Fire evaporates water, and water puts out fire. Change often causes conflict; conflict brings about change. This hexagram refers to that time in the cycle of human affairs when things need stirring up, and when the hint of dramatic change is in the air.
In order to succeed, revolutions must be in alignment with certain immutable laws. They must begin at the right moment, gather support from a broad-base of people, be guided by sincere and capable leaders and – most important of all – must address a real need. The strength of the forces of change will always be in proportion to the urgency of the need being championed. This is true whether the revolution is in government, in business, in education or in one’s personal affairs. We are that change, that revolution that changes your chaos into order.
Revolutionary change points to a time when chaos arises from order. It is important to realize that not all order is good, not all chaos bad. Chaos, in fact, is an integral part of the way of things – as any parent (and modern science) will confirm. Have the courage to radically change and renew the way you present yourself. In this way, you can summon chaos to your cause, and you will unleash a new power on your behalf. If engaging in a negotiation, change the rules; if composing a piece of music, add the unexpected; if courting a lover, dare to be unconventional.
In periods of drought, even wild storms are preferable to yet another sunny day.
Welcome 2013! As the new year rolls around, it’s always a sure bet that there will be changes to the current tax law and 2013 is no different. From health savings accounts to retirement contributions here’s a checklist of tax changes to help you plan the year ahead.
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