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Business Start-Up Assistance

If you are starting a new business, there are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success other than knowing your numbers are right, from managing your expenses and income to knowing where each dollar goes each month. So, what can you do to ensure that you get a great start? Hire a professional accountant to take care of your bookkeeping! Having business start-up assistance from a

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How to Encourage Better Communication with Your Bookkeeper

Your bookkeeper is responsible for managing your business’ expenses, so it’s important to establish a good working relationship with them. If you want to make sure you and your bookkeeper are always on the same page, here are some tips to keep in mind as you go about your daily operations: Stay organized--When you walk into a meeting with your bookkeeper with unorganized receipts, scraps of paper, and unopened envelopes in

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Part of running any business involves paying your employees for what they do through a payroll system. If you’re still in the dark about how to do this and you want to get your new business’ operations up and running as soon as possible, here’s what you need to know: Obtain an EIN--The first thing you need to do before hiring employees is obtain an EIN number from the IRS. This

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Hidden Ways to Boost Your Income Tax Filing Refund Every Year

Although income tax filing season is coming to a close, some pieces of advice can help you every time you file your taxes. Whether you have yet to take care of the income tax filing process this year or you have been done for weeks, here are a few simple ways to get a bigger refund: Rethink your filing status--Your filing status is one of the biggest things that can affect

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Information You Need to File Taxes This Year

With tax season upon us, you might still be waiting to file taxes for the year. If you want to make the process easier than ever by letting our team help you out, there are a few key pieces of information we’ll need from you when you come in to file taxes: Prior tax payments--If you are a contractor who files a 1099, you make estimated tax payments throughout the year.

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Tax Season

Tax season may not be your favorite, but that doesn’t mean it has to be painful this year. If you want to avoid getting your taxes in right before the deadline on April 18th, here are some ways to make filing and getting everything in order beforehand that much easier: Think about changes to your filing status--A lot can happen in a year! As you get ready for tax season,

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File Taxes

It’s the big day! You get to file taxes!

While filing taxes may not seem as exciting as graduating from high school or your first day of college, filing your taxes for the first time is a pretty big deal. If you are fresh out of your parents’ nest, or if you have decided to head out on your own, knowing what to expect when you file taxes for the first

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Tax Preparer

When tax season rolls around, it seems like people who can provide deals on tax preparation come out of the woodwork. How do you know who will provide the best services at the best rates, and is actually a reputable tax preparer? At Cathy E. Parker, E.A. Bookkeeping & Tax Service, we know choosing a tax preparer can be a daunting process, but we have provided three tips to ensure

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Tax Preparation Services

When it comes to preparing your taxes for the upcoming tax season, you may be worried about completing your taxes yourself. Maybe your return is more complicated this year or you have multiple W-2s and deductions that need to be entered. At Cathy E. Parker, E.A. Bookkeeping & Tax Service, we know tax prep can be daunting, but that’s why we offer tax preparation services that will make the process

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Tax Season

As the 2017 tax season approaches, you may be gritting your teeth thinking about filing deadlines and whether you have all of your deductions at your fingertips. At Cathy E. Parker, E. A. Bookkeeping & Tax Service, we know that tax season can be a stressful and tedious time. However, there are several things you can begin doing now that will ease the process when you are ready to sit

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