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Five Tax Deductions that Disappeared in 2018

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 17, 2018

Under tax reform, taxpayers who itemize should be aware that deductions they may have previously counted on to reduce their taxable income have disappeared in 2018.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, Taxes, Taxes in Oregon, Small Business Ideas

Getting Started With: QuickBooks Online Payroll

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on May 18, 2018

Payroll introduces another layer of complexity within small business accounting. Beyond ensuring your employees are paid on time, you’re also responsible for managing employee benefits and payroll taxes.  

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Topics: QuickBooks Settings, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Online, Taxes, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Training or How To

Tax Fraud can bring serious consequences

Posted by Avalara on Dec 7, 2017

Washington businessman Mark Standley was recently sentenced to six years in prison for one of the largest sales tax thefts in Washington state history. As the owner of a drywall company, Standley drastically under-reported the amount of sales tax collected from customers over a six year time period.
According to court documents, he only paid the Department of Revenue (DOR) $3,000 of the $855,000 tax owed. To make matters worse, Standley refused to pay workers’ compensation premiums for his employees.

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

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

Who Needs to Pay Quarterly Taxes?

Posted by QuickBooks on Sep 29, 2017

Do I need to pay quarterly taxes? If your employer withholds money each week from your paycheck, then you likely don’t have to think about making quarterly tax payments. However, for those of us who are self-employed or receive income in the form of interests, dividends, rent, alimony, gains from the sale of assets, prizes or awards, it may be necessary to make quarterly estimated tax payments to the IRS.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, Sales Tax, Taxes, Payroll Setup, Taxes in Oregon

Working with Checks in QuickBooks Desktop

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 6, 2017

Online banking may get all the headlines, but a lot of small businesses still prefer paper checks. QuickBooks can accommodate them.

“I don’t write checks anymore,” you hear a lot of people say these days. Debit cards, smartphone payment apps, and online banking have replaced the old paper checkbook for a lot of consumers.

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Topics: Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Reconciliation, Vendor Management

End of Year Financial Preparation and Execution

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jun 12, 2017

Keeping your financial records in order is hugely important to the success of your business. Not only does it keep you up-to-date on your profits and losses, but legally speaking, it’s necessary to have your records straight. It makes the close of your fiscal year easy to execute by ensuring that all of your required statements are in the right place. This is especially important for dealing with the IRS.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, Small Business Accounting, Sales Tax, Taxes, QuickBooks Reporting, QuickBooks Reconciliation, Vendor Management

How will Memorial Day affect my direct deposit? | Monday, May 29, 2017

Posted by Thomas Cooper on May 18, 2017

Please be advised that Monday May 29th is Memorial Day. This may affect Payrolls that you are responsible for.  How will Memorial Day (Monday, May 29, 2017) affect my direct deposit?

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Intuit Premier Reseller, Small Business Accounting, Taxes, Payroll Setup, Taxes in Oregon

What is the Intuit Reseller Program?

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on May 17, 2017


Resellers can help you increase the value of your Intuit investment by improving performance, increasing efficiencies, and simplifying operations.

The Intuit Premier Reseller program includes only the top business professionals who are qualified in meeting their customer’s diverse needs by selling a variety of Intuit products and services to deliver complete business solutions. As part of this premier tier, ebs Associates offers a direct relationship with Intuit’s sales, procurement, and product support teams, creating an inflow of resources and support for you and your business.

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Topics: QuickBooks ProAdvisor, Intuit Premier Reseller, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Enterprise, Taxes, Payroll Setup, QuickBooks Training or How To

What Are Payroll Items in QuickBooks?

Posted by Kaleb Vickstrom on Aug 30, 2016

If you plan to process your own payroll using QuickBooks, you need to understand how payroll items work.

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Topics: QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Pro, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Premier, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop, Payroll Setup

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