Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use 7/13-7/19/2012

Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use 7/13-7/19/2012

News You Can Use
  Weekly wrap-up of news and information from around the web – there’s so much information out there that it’s difficult (at best) to keep up! I’ve added a WordPress plug-in that grabs information from my Twitter stream to help me (and hopefully you as well) keep up with everything. Look for the Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use every Friday. I’ll try to be consistent and organize the information into the same categories each week.   (Technorati claim token 3JSYVT43VAMQ). Accounting & Taxes Oregon Tax Scam Could Have Been Much Bigger| AccountingWeb | https://t.co/ZcFla7kn -> Do you need to file a tax return https://t.co/K0JwKyt3 via @bruce_taxguy -> Senate Republicans Vote Down Small-Business Tax Breaks : The World :: American Express OPEN Forum https://t.co/muNkjKLj via @OpenForum -> Should You Get an…
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Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use 5/25 – 5/31/2012

Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use 5/25 – 5/31/2012

News You Can Use
  Weekly wrap-up of news and information from around the web – there’s so much information out there that it’s difficult (at best) to keep up! I’ve added a WordPress plug-in that grabs information from my Twitter stream to help me (and hopefully you as well) keep up with everything.   Look for the Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use every Friday.  I'll try to be consistent and organize the information into the same categories each week. Accounting & Taxes In an effort to help Kansas City Siamese Rescue, L & R Tax Preparation is going to be offering tax p https://t.co/VWxCSEB7 -> IRS issues guidance on $2,500 health FSA contribution limit https://t.co/268MCUzQ -> Self-Proclaimed Alabama Governor Sentenced for Tax Fraud https://t.co/EOiWNZW5 -> ARTICLE: What to Look for in a Construction…
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Can One Certified Payroll Report Meet Requirements in all 50 States?

Certified Payroll/Prevailing Wage, QuickBooks Add-Ons, QuickBooks Corner
  Certified payroll reporting requirements are complex.  There is no single certified payroll form that will meet the requirements in all 50 states.  Don't be fooled! It's a common misconception that a single certified payroll report form will meet the prevailing wage requirements found in each of the 50 states.  To be fair, at one time or another a contractor in any state will work on a federally funded construction project and submit the US Department of Labor WH-347 form (or an acceptable substitute).  However, that would be the only time. 21 states follow the reporting requirements of the US Department of Labor and file a WH -347 form or an acceptable substitute for each government-funded construction project that they work on. 14 states have enacted state prevailing wage laws,…
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Are Your QuickBooks Certified Payroll Reports Accurate? How to Check

Certified Payroll/Prevailing Wage, Payroll Tips, QuickBooks Corner, The "Sunburst" Website
Verifying the accuracy of the certified payroll reports that you can generate from QuickBooks Premier and Enterprise versions - IF you also subscribe to Enhanced Payroll, is a must for anyone in the construction industry. I've been watching the posts on the Intuit Community Forums about the alternate, substitute U.S. Department of Labor WH-347 certified payroll reports that can be generated if you have QuickBooks Premier or Enterprise AND an Enhanced Payroll Subscription.  It seems like many people want to know how to generate the reports, if the reports are approved through the DOL (Department of Labor), why they have suddenly stopped working, how to issue "No Work Performed Reports", and how to tell if the reports they are generating are accurate. This article will focus on the requirements of…
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3 Key Steps for Shifting to Public Works Projects

Certified Payroll/Prevailing Wage
From Construction Business Owner.com - written by Russ Roy - February 2oo9 edition Note from Nancy Smyth:  Monte TenEyek, the consultant noted in this article, obviously didn't do his homework regarding QuickBooks.  QuickBooks Pro/Premier has the ability to handle 25 active payroll wage items per employee and the Enterprise Solutions version can handle 100 per employee.  If you add QuickBooks Enhanced Payroll you can track worker's compensation. Read our own article on "Making the Move to Public Works Construction" from our December 2008 QuickBooks for Contractors Newsletter, by clicking here. With the burst housing bubble and tighter private financing guidelines, more and more contractors are considering public works projects as a new source of revenue. On the surface, this seems like a great idea. Talks of a possible federal stimulus…
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New & Updated “Certified Payroll Solution” Audio/Video Training

The "Sunburst" Website
With all of the enhancements (new features, forms, functionality) that we've made to Certified Payroll Solution in the last 1/2 years - not to mention the release of the new Federal WH-347 Certified payroll report and reporting requirements.....I decided it was time to get off my duff and update some of our training videos. After nearly 4 days of screen capture, audio recording, and editing I'm happy to announce that two of the video's (totally a little over 1 hour of viewing time) are now available in the Certified Payroll Solution Training, Support & Resource Center - in the Free Training Category. The video's that have been updated are the "Certified Payroll Solution Initial Setup Video" and the "Running Certified Payroll Solution Video". Updated videos are available in their original…
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