Find The Best Tax Resources Right Here

Written by Maria Marsala, Business and Life Coach


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Since 1980,repparttar Small Business Tax and Management has been providing services to business owners. Lots of resources on this site. www.smbiz.com/

Bookkeeping and Tax Programs: Quicken, QuickBooks, Turbo Tax www.intuit.com/products_services

Taxes and Accounting www.quicken.com/small_business axes_and_accounting http://www.peachtree.com/

The Top 10 Essentials for Making a Hobby Into a Business http:/ opten.org/public/AA/AA82.html Dealing Effectively withrepparttar 117733 IRS http:/ opten.org/public/AN/AN23.html

CPA or Bookkeeper? Besides trading on Wall Street, I was an Operations & Accounting Manager. At one point, I had bookkeepers and a few CPA's working for me. I was able to sign off onrepparttar 117734 work performed byrepparttar 117735 bookkeepers but I wasn't unable to sign off on any internal audits. Why? Because I didn't have a CPA License!

So you can see, there is a difference between a CPA and Bookkeeper. Now-a-days, with Quicken and Peachtree, many of us can set up our own bookkeeping and send out invoices - if that is how we choose to use our time.

If you are a sole proprietor, you can 1) hire a CPA firm that will also do your monthly bookkeeping 2) hire a CPA firm that will help you set up your monthly bookkeeping system and then you can do your bookkeeping or hire a bookkeeper 3) hire a bookkeeper to do your monthly bookkeeping 4) do it yourself.

Personally, I did my own bookkeeping for many years (I was an accounting manager) and then brought my records to a CPA yearly. I keep up with as many tax laws etc. as I can, I guess because I like that sort of thing. Many folks don't though! Know which you are!

As my business grew, I hired a bookkeeper and worked with them to set up a monthly bookkeeping system. The system was set up as suggested atrepparttar 117736 IRS Tax Class I attended - with categories names and in close order torepparttar 117737 tax forms I'll use as a sole proprietor (Schedule C & Form 8829). I'll chooserepparttar 117738 names ofrepparttar 117739 sub-categories based on how I spend money. They also suggested that you set up your file cabinet with similarly named files.

Enjoy my article on CPAs. It's called "10 Ideas To Help You Choose a CPA" http://www.coachmaria.com/articles/cpa.html



Copyright 2002 Maria Marsala is an internationally known coach, author, and speaker. A former Wall Street trader and manager, she is the author of the ebook "Thinking of Starting a Business... Let's Talk About What's Next." Subscribe to her free ezine "Helping You and Your Business Grow" at http://www.coachmaria.com/ebook/download.html


10-Hours (or 10-Days) To A Spotless and Organized Kitchen

Written by Maria Marsala, Business and Life Coach


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Day 6 ~~Spend an hour cleaningrepparttar cabinets closest torepparttar 117732 dishwasher. Reline them with new shelving paper, if necessary. ~~Find covers for any pots, pans, Tupperware andrepparttar 117733 like. Put any object that doesn't have a cover in a bag.

Day 7 ~~Find a piece of paper and take everything out ofrepparttar 117734 bag you've saved from day six. ~~Write downrepparttar 117735 name ofrepparttar 117736 product (Revereware, Farberware, Tupperware, Rubbermaid, etc.) and measurements (2 quarts, 8 inches, etc.). Or do what I prefer. Drawrepparttar 117737 outline ofrepparttar 117738 pot, cover, or container on a piece of paper withrepparttar 117739 product's name inrepparttar 117740 middle ofrepparttar 117741 circle. ~~Spendrepparttar 117742 rest ofrepparttar 117743 hour cleaning and reorganizingrepparttar 117744 cabinets.

Day 8 ~~Today is Kitchen Floor Day. 'Nuff said ~~Cleanrepparttar 117745 windows. Take measurements for a second set of curtains.

Day 9 ~~Make a trip to Goodwill, Salvation Army, or your favorite thrift store to findrepparttar 117746 covers (or bottoms) of pots, rubber goods, etc. You'll be surprised what you can find for between 69c-$2.00! ~~And look for a second set of curtains to use, too.

Day 10 ~~Go torepparttar 117747 store. Buy yourself some flowers, a candle, or something to celebrate! ~~Go home, place a chair inrepparttar 117748 middle ofrepparttar 117749 kitchen floor and enjoy all you have accomplished!

Copyright 2002 Maria Marsala is an internationally known coach, author, and speaker. A former Wall Street trader and manager, she is the author of the ebook "Thinking of Starting a Business... Let's Talk About What's Next." Subscribe to her free ezine "Helping You and Your Business Grow" at http://www.coachmaria.com/ebook/download.html


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