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SA Dec News: QB New User Center, Equipment Write-Off Decreased, ACA and your Tax Return, Business Year End Tasks, and more….

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QuickBooks and Bookkeeping News

The physical counting of inventory usually occurs at year end. This article describes how you can increase efficiency, customer satisfaction and reduce both theft and the physical counting of Inventory, as you move forward through the new year.

There are over a dozen charts in the newer QuickBooks software. Learn how to access, build, and read these Charts to help manage your business and finances.

QuickBooks support now offers a New User Center, which includes “Top Mistakes to Avoid” and “Tips for a Smooth Start”.

If you are using QuickBooks 2012, you will need to Upgrade your software this coming May if you want to continue using some features such as payroll and online banking downloads.

Step by step instructions, and tips to ensure a smooth Update of Your Company File.

Seacoast Accountability is now offering affordable QuickBooks classes!  Email us at info@SeacoastAccountability.com, or call us at (603) 834-1271, for further details.

Save up to 35% on QuickBooks 2014 software and products when you purchase from our website at www.SeacoastAccountability.com.


Payroll and Employee News

Why you should think about rewarding your employees with a Year End Bonus, and determining the amount and types to consider.

I know we keeping preaching about it, but can you tell if you have Employees or Independent Contractors? This issue is getting increased scrutiny and can be expensive if you don’t comply with the guidelines.

Whether you prepare your own payroll, or have a payroll provider, we think this Payroll Year-End Checklist is very useful for employers to be sure they have all the correct information and processes completed for year-end payroll reporting.

Download a free white paper about Ten Compliance Mandates You Can’t Afford to Ignore.

Avoid the headaches-Seacoast Accountability payroll services start at $100 per month.


Taxes

We wanted to go ahead and remind you to write down your ending odometer reading at the end of the year, if you use your vehicle for business purposes. We will also be sending another reminder note to subscribers’ email a little later in the month.

If you don’t have health insurance, you may end up paying more on your tax return, due to the Individual Shared Responsibility Provision. Find out what minimum essential coverage means, how much you may have to pay if you don’t have this coverage, or if you qualify for an exemption from the provision.

The 2014 limit for the Section 179 deduction, or the amount you may deduct for the cost of business equipment purchased during the year, has been decreased to $25,000.

Be sure to be on the lookout for the new 1095 Forms, proving that you meet the minimum health insurance requirements for 2014. These forms may be issued by your employer and/or your health insurance company. Your tax preparer will need these forms to prepare your tax return for 2014.

Is your tax return getting too complicated to do yourself? Give us a call! 

Small Business News

This time of year, small business owners seem to be especially hounded to donate to a multitude of worthy causes. This is a good article about Finding a Cause That’s Right For You.

This article points out 5 Things Every Great Email Includes to get your email opened, read, shared, and saved.

When was the last time you took a look at your Website? As this article discusses, web design trends quickly change, and you must present a dynamic and modern appearance to keep up with the competition.

Can you believe it’s December already? We will be sharing tips for business and marketing planning next month, but here are 7 End-Of-Year Tips for your small business that you should complete before the end of this month.

Seacoast Accountability is looking for professionals who would like to have a link on the resource page of our website.


Disclaimer: This post is intended to provide general information about the subjects posted.  It should no way be construed as tax or financial advisement.  We do not endorse any website or product introduced here.  Please contact Seacoast Accountability, a CPA, or a tax professional to discuss your particular tax or financial situation.

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Barrington, NH  03825
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