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Small Business Accounting & Technology

Your Primer on Automating Your Business & Record Keeping

Posted by Lester San Jose on Aug 22, 2018

It goes without saying: complete and accurate financial record keeping is crucial to your business success. Good records provide the financial data helping you operate more efficiently. It becomes more important, as year-end preparation looms around the corner.

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Topics: QuickBooks Warehouse Inventory Management, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, Sales Tax, Taxes, QuickBooks Desktop, Taxes in Oregon, Vendor Management, Small Business Ideas

7 Misconceptions About Your Business Tax Returns

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Aug 13, 2018

One of the biggest hurdles you'll face in running your own business is staying on top of your numerous obligations to federal, state, and local tax agencies. Tax codes seem to be in a constant state of flux, making the Internal Revenue Code barely understandable to most people.

The old legal saying that "ignorance of the law is no excuse" is perhaps most often applied in tax settings and it is safe to assume that a tax auditor presenting an assessment of additional taxes, penalties, and interest will not look kindly on an "I didn't know I was required to do that" claim. On the flip side, it is surprising how many small businesses actually overpay their taxes, neglecting to take deductions they're legally entitled to that can help them lower their tax bill.

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

Your Guide to the Net Investment Income Tax

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Aug 8, 2018

While the Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) tends to affect wealthier individuals most often, in certain circumstances, it can also affect moderate-income taxpayers whose income increases significantly in a given tax year. Here's what you need to know.

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

Tax Breaks for Businesses Hiring New Employees

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Aug 1, 2018

If you're thinking about hiring new employees this year, you won't want to miss out on tax breaks available to businesses with employees.

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

Payroll Expenses for Employers

Posted by Denise Loter-Koch on Jul 25, 2018

Federal law requires most employers to withhold federal taxes from their employees' wages. Whether you're a small business owner who's just starting out or one who has been in business a while and is ready to hire an employee or two, here are five things you should know about withholding, reporting, and paying employment taxes.

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

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

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. |  New Sales Tax Rules for Online and Off-Line Sellers

Posted by Osita Egbukichi on Jul 2, 2018

Supreme Court rules that South Dakota can tax sales by out-of-state sellers. For many Oregonians, ‘Sales Tax’ is a dirty word that they’ve had the good fortune to be able to avoid. Small businesses, both local and out of state, factor this exception when they are looking at their projected revenue or viability and, for some, the survivability of their business. However, many may not be aware of the storm clouds that erupted outside the borders of our state; or, the rude awakening many small and personal businesses are in for in this new tomorrow of Sales Tax Nexus.

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

Important Update: Issue With Oregon Statewide Transit Tax

Posted by Joy Huffman on Apr 26, 2018

An issue with the new Statewide Transit Tax was brought to my attention today which may effect payroll processing in QuickBooks.

The new Transit Tax does not go into effect until July 1, but Intuit/QuickBooks has already put it into the payroll items list so it is affecting payroll.

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Topics: News & Resources, QuickBooks Add-ons & Extensions, Small Business Accounting, QuickBooks Software, QuickBooks Enterprise, QuickBooks Desktop, Payroll Setup, Taxes in Oregon

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

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 QuickBooks Solution Provider, Small Business Accounting, Taxes, Payroll Setup, Taxes in Oregon

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