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Missouri Changes Prevailing Wage Law

Missouri Changes Prevailing Wage Law
  The Missouri House of Representatives approved a measure changing the way prevailing wages are calculated throughout the state by a vote of 91-65 on March 14th, By not taking action on House Bill 34, Gov. Nixon has allowed House Bill 34 to become law. On 07/12/2013 – since Gov. Nixon took no Action, this basically became law and was se [...]

Choose your tax pro?

Choose your tax pro?
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 prepare [...]

Really, you don’t’ know what an Enrol...

Really, you don’t’ know what an Enrolled Agent (EA) is?
A few weeks ago, I landed a contract for a person who owns several companies. Daycare facilities, Construction related business, real estate related, just a mass array of corporations (LLC, LLP, C-Corp). In the course of our work he requested what is called a comfort letter (a document prepared by an accounting firm assuring the financial sou [...]

Travel Expenses

Travel Expenses
 Travel by personal automobile requires special attention to the validation requirements. Because of perceived exposure to personal use, Congress has designated passenger automobiles as so‐called “listed property,” which means that expenses related to their business use must be “strictly substantiated.” In order to comply with this requiremen [...]

Employee vs. Contractor… How to...

Employee vs. Contractor… How to tell.
If you hire someone for a long-term, full-time project or a series of projects that are likely to last, you need to pay special attention to the difference between independent contractors and employees. Why It Matters The IRS and your state regulators scrutinize the distinction between employees and independent contractors because many busin [...]

Know More About Tax Efficient Life In...

Know More About Tax Efficient Life Insurance
So, you have started up a new company and you have less than five employees. In a situation like this, you have two ways to arrange a life insurance policy - a) General and b) Tax efficient life insurance. In case of the normal policies, you need to make a contract with your employees and you will be making the payments on behalf of them. Wh [...]

Form W-2

Form W-2
A W-2 for 2013 Form W-2 is the form that an employer must send to an employee (and the IRS) at the end of the year showing their income earned during the year. The W-2 form reports an employee’s annual wages and the amount of taxes withheld from their paycheck. It holds a great deal of other information as well. Some for the Employee/ta [...]

An EA in the Making

An EA in the Making
Well, the word got out…. It is true, I am getting ready to start studying my way towards becoming an EA. Yesterday as I was purchasing my study materials a friend of mine called and we visited. In our conversation I mentioned that I was buying the study materials and what my plans are (even though I am still kind of formulating them). Today o [...]

Security and your Small Business

Security and your Small Business
We’ve all heard the horror stories of large companies that have fallen victim to hackers breaking into their vast reserves of data and stealing information. But what many small businesses don’t realize is that hackers are realizing the ease with which they can do the same thing to small and medium sized businesses. What is even more disconcer [...]

Best Apps For Helping Your Finances

Best Apps For Helping Your Finances
It can be difficult to keep up with new technology; sometimes it feels like the world can change if you stop paying attention for a few minutes. Things that we accept as normality were utterly unthinkable just a few generations ago. Our grandparents would have to spend weeks to get from one country to another, and now we can whiz along in an [...]

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