Tax, Payroll, Finance, Technology

Debits and Credits Revisited

One of my passions is helping people understand that accounting is really not that difficult.  When presenting financial information during board meetings, or to a CEO, or to one of my small...

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Finally! A Taxpayer Bill of Rights.

Last week, the Internal Revenue Service adopted what it is calling the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights.”  The themes found in the list exist throughout the tax code created by Congress....

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A Few Tips To Increase Your Paycheck

In a recent USA Today article, which you can read here, there was a discussion of the ways to increase your paycheck.  This article was written by Erika Rawes, a...

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Big Tax Refund or Not?

Q. I get a large tax refund every year. It really helps me pay my bills. Some people says it’s not so good. Can you explain? A. This is one of...

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The Door is Open, Take my Identity!

No one in their right mind would think about leaving their front door open and unlocked when they leave their house or apartment.  It would be like inviting someone...

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Another multi-state question

Q. I Live in New York and will be starting a job in Connecticut in two weeks.  Do I pay taxes in both states or just New York? A. I’ve covered this kind of question...

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How Much Do I Really Cost?

The U.S. economy is showing some signs of life again.  Some employers may be more apt to give some small raises this year.  According to a Mercer survey, the average...

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When to Hire an Accountant?

Q. As the owner of a brand new small business, when is the best time to hire an accountant?  What are the main reasons I would want to do this? Where would...

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After the Cliff, What Happened?

It finally happened. There was a tax deal! Congress settled half of the giant cloud of uncertainty strangely named the “Fiscal Cliff.” As a tax professional, I am charged with helping...

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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Q. What is Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and why is it so controversial? A. Remember the days when you started a new job and you were directed to a cubicle...

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