Economy

Want to Save Some Big Bucks?

On May 24th, 2013, posted in: Accounting, Breaking News by 0 Comment

Be aware that the Arizona TPT rate will change effective June 1, 2013. On May 31st the temporary tax passed by voters in 2010 will expire. The state rate for Transaction Privilege Tax (commonly called Sales Tax) will decrease to 5.6%. This will affect all retailers in Arizona. This will benefit all consumers in Arizona...

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When To Outsource

On May 3rd, 2012, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

You’ve been running your business for a while now and are getting busier each passing day. That’s great news, right? Of course it is! You’re also discovering though that there some business tasks that are falling by the wayside. When was the last time you balanced your checkbook, answered all of your emails, or updated..

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Alert to Arizona Home Owners

On March 15th, 2012, posted in: Accounting by 2 Comments

Be watching your mail box! Recently passed HB 2001, the Jobs Bill, included a provision that will impact all Arizona home owners. It changes all residences from Class 3 properties to Class 4 resulting in a higher tax rate. Affidavits will be sent to property owners in even number years starting 2012 to “opt-in” to..

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Wonder Why You’re Not Making Money?

On January 31st, 2012, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

In this country, only the U.S. Mint makes money, the rest of us have to earn it. When it seems that money is not flowing to you as quickly or easily as you want, it could be because you are lacking one vital element: clarity. Clarity attracts money! Here are a few things you need..

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Buy ‘Forever’ Stamps NOW!

On January 19th, 2012, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

Did you know that postage is going up on January 22? As a small business owner, the increase in postage is something that could impact your bottom line, depending on how much you mail. Forever stamps are good forever. You can buy them now and any increase in postal rates will not impact. If you’re..

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Are You Watching Your Receivables?

On August 25th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

In tough economic times, keeping a close eye on your receivables is vital. If your clients or customers run into difficulties, you may find your business not being paid. Consider these practices: Set a credit limit for your clients or customers. Send a statement as soon as an invoice is past due. Call when a..

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Watch Your Debt Level

On August 12th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

When my daughters were getting ready to be married, my advice to them was "Only live on one salary because if you live on two salaries, you will always have to work." Why not keep your options open? Besides, saving most of the second salary will greatly increase your retirement options

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There’s Good News and Bad News for Employers

On July 21st, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

There are two changes to payroll taxes that were announced this month. Congress dropped the .2% federal unemployment tax (FUTA) surcharge reducing the rate from 6.2% to 6% effective July 1, 2011. Employers still receive the 5.4% credit for paying state unemployment taxes (SUTA) on time, reducing the FUTA rate to .6%.

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Protect against employee fraud

On June 3rd, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners study shows that some of the best internal controls for reducing occupational fraud are: appropriate segregation of duties, surprise audits, fraud training for managers and employees, job rotation and mandatory vacations, a fraud hotline, employee support programs, internal audits, a written anti-fraud policy and a written code of conduct.

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How Were You Blessed this Year?

On November 16th, 2010, posted in: E-News by 0 Comment

With the economy slow to recover and the elections recently behind us, blessings are just not getting any press time. Sometimes we need to be encouraged to think about the ways that we have been blessed. Before you can be thankful, you need to be “thinkful.” (My new word: Spell Check didn’t know it either.)..

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