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Tax Deadlines are THAT Close!?

On February 2nd, 2012, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

Small business owners are faced with deadlines on a daily basis; whether its project deadlines for clients, follow-up calls for clients or filing deadlines for taxes, they are a necessary part of being an entrepreneur. While you want to pay attention to all deadlines, tax deadlines are ones you definitely want to meet. As virtual..

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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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2011 is Over! Have You “Closed” the Year?

On January 26th, 2012, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

January is a busy month for accounting services and the business owners that they serve. There are lots of deadlines: annual and 4th quarter payroll tax reports and 1099s by January 31st. Most CPAs want all the information for your business income tax returns at least 30 days before tax filing deadlines, so that means..

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Arizona New Minimum Wage

On December 29th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

The minimum wage for Arizona employees increases to $7.65 effective January 1, 2012. This is an increase of .30 cents per hour. It is the result of a cost-of-living formula tied to consumer prices and inflation. Employers should be aware of this and discuss the changes with their Phoenix accountant.

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Ready, Set, Rethink!

On December 20th, 2011, posted in: BIZ-TIP by 0 Comment

As we approach the end of the year, it’s the perfect time to stop and evaluate the year that’s past. The answers to a few key questions will help you be even more successful next year. And isn’t that what we all want?! Ask yourself: What worked this year? What didn’t? What could we do..

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Are You Using Your Arizona Income Tax Credits?

On December 9th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

Did you know you can make a donation to a qualified charity rather than paying all of your state income taxes in Arizona? It’s true and under this provision, according to the Arizona Department of Revenue, residents can help those in need and it wouldn’t cost them a cent. The reason? The State of Arizona..

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Year-end is Coming Fast: Are You Ready?

On November 17th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

It’s hard to believe that there is only a little more than 6 weeks left in 2011, but it’s true. If you haven’t looked at how your business activities in 2011 will impact your income tax situation, now is the time. Since some tax strategies can only be implemented before year-end, November is the perfect..

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How Do You Process Credit Cards? Are You Square?

On September 29th, 2011, posted in: Accounting, Marketing by 0 Comment

Have you checked out some of the new credit card processing technologies? For those of us who would like to be able to take credit cards occasionally, there are lots of new options. One is Square, which has a tiny (about 1” square) attachment for your iPhone, iPad or Android that will scan credit cards...

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AZ Employers: Watch Your Mail

On September 22nd, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

If you have employees in the State of Arizona, be watching your mailbox for a notice from the Arizona Department of Economic Security. It will tell you how much you owe in taxes for the first 2 quarters of 2011 for the new surcharge that the legislature made retroactive to January 1, 2011. The payment..

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September 15th is Coming Soon!

On September 8th, 2011, posted in: Accounting by 0 Comment

Just a reminder from your Phoenix accountants that this is a deadline day in the accounting arena: Extensions for all business tax returns with a fiscal year end of 12/31 are due. Estimated personal income tax payments for 3rd quarter are due.

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