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Love, Sweet Love.
Yes, it's that time, folks. By now you should have gotten your W2s and 1099s and should be compiling your info for your tax preparer.
Bonus points if you already did it!
You should've also given your poor abused bookkeeper everything they've asked for by now.
Show us number crunchers some love and turn it all in. Trust me, we like that much more than chocolates!
Have a great February! Don't forget to tell your loved ones how
much they mean to you, too. I know that sometimes when things are
hectic, I certainly forget!
We all want to help out when tragedies strike. Is it okay to help your business and help others at the same time? Here's one perspective.
Giving to charity benefits yourself as much or more than it benefits those to whom you give. That reason alone should be sufficient to justify starting now. If you need more convincing, read on:
Any gift to a charity is better than no gift. Start at a level
you're comfortable with now. Increase if, or more likely when, you
feel able and willing to. Look at what your generosity does for
others, and also observe the good that it does for you.
Article courtesy of ArticleCity.com
transactions in QuickBooks
If the payment was never actually made, but is in the accounts payable register, you should VOID the transaction and make a note in the memo section next to the word VOID: telling WHY it was voided such as “duplicate entry – see ck #XXX”. This notation will also help if the reason the invoice won’t be paid is a dispute with the vendor,
Note: Check with your accounting professional before doing this to be sure that's how they'd like it done. YMMV!
- Forms 1099 and 1096, Annual Summary and Transmittal of U.S. Information Returns to the Internal Revenue Service
- IRS Monthly payroll tax deposits due for February issued payroll
- U.S. Corporate Income Tax Return
- U.S. S-Corporation Income Tax Return
- Texas Sales & Use Tax Return due for monthly filers
Because the number one question I've been asked since New Year's, the one I've been asked over and over, is, "How do I set up multiple monitors on my computer?"
First, check your operating system. If you're running Windows XP or later then you're set. All you need to do is plug in that extra monitor and away you go!
That brings us to the second thing to check: Do you have a plug for that second monitor?
You need more than just another video cable, you need a second video port on your computer. If you have a general-use, off-the-shelf (i.e. non-gaming or design-oriented) computer the odds are good that you don't have more than one video port.
You've got two options. You can spend about $80 and get (A) a new dual-port video card for your computer, or (B) an external graphic extender device that turns one video output into two, three, or even four. If you're comfortable cracking the case on your system, or have a hardware person you use, I strongly recommend the video card upgrade. If you want to get up and running without worrying about getting your wires crossed, a good graphic extender will put you on the fast track to seeing double.
For more tips and tricks--once your many monitors are up and running--check
out the newsletter archives at www.offassist.com/newsletters.
In March of 2009 I wrote an article with lots of ideas for making
the most of your dual monitor set up. Check it out!
You've probably figured out by now that the content for this newsletter is put together a while before it goes out to you. Which means that at this writing we are all still reeling from the heartbreak and loss of life on the island of Haiti.
We're also more than a little horrified by the number of hoaxes
and fake charities that popped up after the earthquake swindling
people who just wanted to help.
There was also an excellent article on Forbes.com with tips for spotting dubious Haiti charities, which you can read here.
If you would like to be featured in the OffAssist spotlight column, and have not been featured in the past twelve months, contact Candy@OffAssist.com and we'll see if we can put you in the limelight.
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This newsletter is published monthly by Candy Beauchamp of OffAssist. © 2009Much of the advice in this newsletter is based upon the research, professional and personal experiences of the authors. If the reader has any questions concerning any material or procedure mentioned, the publisher and authors strongly suggest seeking the advice of a qualified CPA or other professional.