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Chris Low

Chris Low is a Relationship Manager at ebs Associates, Inc. He also works with the Marketing team for ebs Associates, Inc. and empoweredNW.

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How to access your QuickBooks Desktop from iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Android phones

Posted by Chris Low on Jan 16, 2018

 

The following guide will walk you through the process for configuring the software needed to access your virtual desktop from devices such as iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and Android phones via QuickBooks Cloud Hosting.

 

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Desktop, QuickBooks Training or How To, Cloud Hosting

How To Set-Up Sales Tax in QuickBooks Online

Posted by Chris Low on Oct 26, 2017

Sales tax is one of the more complicated concepts supported by QuickBooks Online.

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, QuickBooks Online, Taxes, Avalara, QuickBooks Training or How To

ebs Named Top 5000 Fastest Growing Businesses In The Nation | Inc. 5000

Posted by Chris Low on Aug 17, 2017

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There’s no better measure of success than knowing that you are now a part of the fastest growing companies in America. ebs Associates was recently acknowledged for this by Inc. 5000 in their 2017 Full List

It’s all thanks to our amazing teamwork and relationships as explained by CEO Denise Loter-Koch, “We’re ecstatic to be included on the Inc. 5000 list. Thank you to our amazing clients, partners, and team for helping us build the company we are today.” 

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Denise Loter-Koch Takes ebs Associates To The Next Level | $1 Million Club & Top 100 ProAdvisor 2017 Awards

Posted by Chris Low on May 25, 2017

We continue to grow, innovate and lead because of you. 

 

Thanks to you, last week Denise Loter-Koch was named a2017 Insightful Accountant Top 100 ProAdvisor for the 3rd year in a row, and additionally, was welcomed by Intuit into the prestigious "Million Dollar Club" for her hard work, extensive growth, and passion for the industry.

 

Denise qualifies as a veritable Who’s Who of Advanced Certified ProAdvisors. This nationally recognized QuickBooks educator and accounting industry expert began her company in 1982. Denise is President and CEO of  ebs  Associates Inc. What does  ebs  stand for? Empowering Business Success, and Denise could fill a book.

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Intuit QuickBooks Solution Provider

Growing globally with landed cost automation

Posted by Chris Low on Jul 15, 2016

Sales tax in the United States is complex, but because Americans are raised with it, the thousands of jurisdictions and special taxes seem to make (at least a kind of) sense.  As soon as a company starts making overseas exports, the level of complexity increases significantly — especially because many other countries use tariff and import fee types that are unheard of in the United States.

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, Sales Tax, Taxes, Avalara, Small Business Ideas

The fine art of sales tax — and vice versa

Posted by Chris Low on Jun 21, 2016


The fine art of sales tax — and vice versa

Repost from Avalara

In 2015, fine art sales amounted to a whopping $63.8 billion.  While this is nearly 5 billion dollars less than the art market’s all-time high in 2014, visual art is still a big business. 

Art sales pose interesting problems for sales taxation.  Some of those problems boil down to that most eternal of questions: what, precisely, is art?  Is it just a painting? Or is it an investment?

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, Taxes, Avalara, Small Business Ideas

More states dare to mess with nexus

Posted by Chris Low on Jun 17, 2016


More states dare to mess with nexus

$24 billion. That’s the amount of uncollected sales tax from ecommerce retail sales at last count. Those billions of dollars are a powerful motivator for U.S. states who are collectively facing $19 billion in budget shortfalls over the next 18 months. As states get more concerned (and creative) about revenue sources, they’re turning their attention to nexus.

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, Taxes, Avalara, Taxes in Oregon

Hit the books! Back-to-school starts now for retailers

Posted by Chris Low on Jun 14, 2016


Hit the books! Back-to-school starts now for retailers:

The sprint to the end of the school year is underway. Students are working to finish assignments and prepare for exams while keeping one eye glued to the calendar: three weeks left; then one; summer! Most kids will be happy to close the books and not think about the upcoming school year for two months. But for retailers, now is the time to prepare for the back-to-school retail rush.

Back-to-school spending is second only to winter holiday spending. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), total combined spending for back-to-school and college reached approximately $68 billion in 2015. Although some consumers start earlier, most do their back-to-school shopping during July and August. Retailers have no time to lose.

 

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Topics: QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, Taxes, Avalara, Small Business Ideas

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