Name: Clay Rose, CPA, Principal
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Posts by Clay Rose, CPA, Principal:
As a business owner, you may prefer to maintain your own accounting records, and you either use or have investigated using the accounting software product called QuickBooks®. The program is an easy-to-use, affordable accounting software package. Read the rest of this entry “
Intuit recently released the 2013 version of QuickBooks. If you are a registered user of QuickBooks, you will certainly have received notice of this release, and have been encouraged by them to consider upgrading. But, do you need to?
For those of you who don’t know, QuickBooks is an accounting software package that was designed for smaller businesses. It is a very good package, is simple to use, and is very affordable.
The newer versions of QuickBooks certainly contain some nice enhancements, and those enhancements are helpful, not only to you the user, but also to your accountant. Read the rest of this entry “
It’s mid-January. Statistically, most Americans have already abandoned their New Year’s resolutions – those promises you make to yourself to hit the gym, get more sleep and read your favorite accounting blog every day (hey, it was worth a shot). But if you resolved to be more organized in 2013, don’t give up on it just yet – at least not until April 15.
This tax filing season carries extra challenges, thanks to the late passage of the “Fiscal Cliff” tax laws. The IRS isn’t going to be able to process tax returns until around February 1, which gives us a much smaller window of opportunity.
Follow these tips to stay organized this tax season and hopefully experience a few fewer headaches with Uncle Sam’s name on them. Read the rest of this entry “
Cash flow management is a struggle for many small businesses. Unlike revenue, cash flow isn’t easy to quantify or pin down. It’s up and down and moves around. But, most small businesses that fail do so because of a lack of cash flow… not revenue or profits. Read the rest of this entry “
Now that you have filed for use tax amnesty and are all set up with an account, how are you going to track it daily going forward? If you use QuickBooks, the answer is as simple as 1-2-3. Read the rest of this entry “
One day, I received a call from a client whose husband had been hospitalized for a couple of weeks. He had mentioned that he thought a tax payment was due that day. She did not know how to make that payment, or if it needed to be paid. We worked things through, but learned a valuable lesson: she realized she doesn’t know much about the family finances. Read the rest of this entry “
So it’s tax time. While that thought might conjure up images of lots of receipts in a shoe box, you don’t want to be that person. With a little preparation, you can help make your visit to your accounting professional less expensive and more enjoyable. Here are a few tips to help you prepare. Read the rest of this entry “
This past New Year’s Eve, I received a call from a client whose husband had been hospitalized for a couple of weeks. He had mentioned to her that he thought a tax payment was due that day. She did not know how to make that payment, or if it needed to be paid that day. We worked things through, but a valuable lesson was learned that day that we are now following up on. She realized she doesn’t know much about the family finances. Read the rest of this entry “