Archive: August 2016

 

Origins of Labor Day

Why do we celebrate Labor Day?  There really is more to it than a last summer hurrah or last-chance picnic before school starts again.  Labor Day  is actually a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. The movement started on the municipal level, and moved […]

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Home Energy Tax Credit Saves You Money at Tax Time

Is your furnace going bad or is your energy bill too high? There are certain energy-efficient home improvements can cut your energy bills and save you money at tax time. Here are some key facts that you should know about home energy tax credits: Non-Business Energy Property Credit  Part of this credit is worth 10 […]

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Employees vs. Independent Contractors

I’ve answered a lot of questions lately for businesses regarding employees vs. independent contractors. This of course means there are numerous others in the same boat needing further guidance. Here are some categories to consider when diving into this can of worms: Do you have the right to control what that person does and how/when/where […]

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Back to School

Summer vacation is almost over and it is about time for school to start back up! Going back to school can be stressful financially since some students only have summer jobs or go from working full-time to working part-time when the semester starts. There is several tax incentives that can help ease the financial burden […]

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QuickBooks Tips

If you use QuickBooks, you know it’s a pretty comprehensive system.  Did you know there are keyboard shortcuts you can use to help move you around more quickly?  Here is a short list of shortcuts you can use to help get you around in your books. Ctrl-I      Create invoice Ctrl-E     Edit transaction selected in register Ctrl-F     Find […]

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