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The Enrolled Agent, EA

The Enrolled Agent, EA
Tweet So I have been going on about it forever, I have even announced that I am headed to the exams to become one. So what is an Enrolled Agent (EA)? Simply put, Enrolled Agents (EAs) are America’s tax experts. The Enrolled Agent status is the highest credential the IRS awards. Individuals who obtain this elite status adhere to great et [...]

Choose your tax pro?

Choose your tax pro?
Tweet Monday I posted Really you don’t’ know what an Enrolled Agent (EA) is? I would like to point out that the client I lost was due his believed need for a CPA to sign his returns. From talking to the client, it seems it was his banker who told him that. So let me start by saying that public perception of who is a tax preparer and who can p [...]

What you’ll Need

What you’ll Need
Tweet             Well here we are, January and it is time to start getting your tax information ready. But what do you need? Twelve months have passed. With the economy the way it is many have already been thinking about their taxes, some haven’t.               Getting things ready to take in to your tax preparer is sometimes a gruelin [...]

The Income Statement (Profit & L...

The Income Statement (Profit & Loss) Part 2
Tweet It has come to my attention that many of you could use some help in understanding how to use your Profit & Loss effectively in managing your business. Even more so, Some of you may not even know that this is a tool to use in managing your business. So here is just exactly what the Profit & Loss Statement is good for. The Profit [...]

Choosing a Payroll Provider —

Choosing a Payroll Provider —
Tweet There comes a time in every small business owner’s life when they start thinking about moving payroll from their living room computer into the hands of a hired professional. View L & R Tax Preparation Payroll Video Shopping for a payroll professional, as well as anything else, requires a little research. Having just moved my company [...]

Electronic Filing Mandate

Electronic Filing Mandate
Tweet The IRS has been making changes to the Electronic Filing Mandate that originated in H.R. 3548 as  predicted when it first came out. At this point in time they are saying for this next tax season they “anticipate” asking requiring preparers who do 100 or more returns to file electronically and then lower that threshold to 10 for the next [...]

A little Professionalism, if you plea...

A little Professionalism, if you please.
Tweet           Earlier this past week I noticed a post(1) from a blogging colleague. I mention this as although his said intentions were set and designed to inform taxpayers, I found not only a few things wrong with the post, but also felt like the post was an attack. The attack was not to just a good blogging friend and colleague, but to ot [...]

21 Questions you MUST Ask to Choose t...

21 Questions you MUST Ask to Choose the RIGHT Professional to manage your Taxes
Tweet by Nick Hodges           The Internet super-highway opens up marvelous opportunities for you to harvest tax advice and information from some of the greatest minds at reasonable prices from anywhere in the world.  But it also emphasizes a crucial question:  How do you know whom to trust?  Sharing your intimate, personal financial informa [...]

I’m Back with “Who is”

I’m Back with “Who is”
Tweet             Okay, things have settled and for the most part organized. Taking up this blogging thing again as before; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, with a recap of the past week on Sunday’s. I have missed being active regularly and I have been missed, but things are going strong again.              For my readers who have hung with me than [...]

Getting it right

Getting it right
Tweet             Five days ago I read a post on a topic that is of interest to everyone. The author of course responded to my comment. AN up and coming CPA/tax blogger gave a note where, of course, the author responded, and I put in another two cents worth. At this point, a new voice entered with a statement and some questions.            I [...]

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