Weekly Wrap-Up: News You Can Use 4/20-4/26/2012

Construction News
  There is so much news and information floating around the web - 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. Payroll ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Creating a More Meaningful Payroll Expenses Section https://t.co/jx9eioLw -> ARCHIVE:: QuickBooks Setting up/Creating a Scheduled Payroll Liability https://t.co/nbER1ogk -> EEOC issues update on criminal-background-check policy https://t.co/CnuxPi9Y -> ARCHIVE:: Payroll Tip - Health Insurance Tracking Requirements for 2012 https://t.co/3G1FkmAA -> Use #QuickBooks? Tired of manually calculating overtime? Check out https://t.co/8pIGV5Yo -> Use QuickBooks? Need to change rates of pay for multiple employees? Check out https://t.co/tgn397Dz -> ARCHIVE:: E-Verify Update https://t.co/lruDd54Y -> ARCHIVE:: What's…
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Construction – Tools & Tax Tips

From Our Guest Bloggers, IRS Information
  In the construction industry, for tax purposes, you do treat the purchase of a hammer and a cement mixer differently.  Sure you may view them as "tools of the trade" - but the IRS thinks differently! Construction is by nature a tool driven industry.  Buying and providing them can get expensive.  But how do you know when you can expense a tool and when you should capitalize a tool and depreciate (expense) it over time?  Here are a few tips. First off, let’s define expenses from the tax perspective.  Any business expense that is considered to be ordinary and necessary is deductible.  An “ordinary” expense is considered to be something that is common and accepted in your industry – in this case, the construction industry.   To be considered “necessary”,…
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Top 10 Tuesday – Tips from Around the Web – 6/7/2011

News You Can Use
Top 10 Tuesday includes our favorite QuickBooks and business productivity tips for around the web.  We hope you'll find these articles as interesting as we did. The Real World:  Tax Tips for Summer Workers Davis-Bacon Rates Set Well Above Market Pay Government Inefficiency Part Zillion:  Tax Dollars Given to Contractors Who Are Delinquent in Taxes The Biggest Time Saving Tip of All How to Close an Open Sales Order in QuickBooks 4  Tips for Improving Your Home Office Environment Giving Credit Where Credit is Due Why is QuickBooks 2008 Not Working Right Anymore? How to Avoid Conflicting Copies in Drop Box Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program Newly Proposed Scheduling Letter That's it for this week, be sure to check back next week to see what other helpful articles we've…
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Top 10 Tuesday QuickBooks Tips from Around the Web – 5/3/11

News You Can Use
Top 10 Tuesday features 10 of our favorite tips from around the web. This week’s favorites include: DIYSEO Blog Small Business SEO - 45 Experts on the Biggest Mistakes SMB's Make with SEO and Internet Marketing (and How to Avoid Them) Branding & Marketing Six Questions You Need to Answer to Improve Marketing Effectiveness of Your Website Belshaw Accounting & Tax Services Free Tax Organizer QuickBooks and Your Business What's the Job Market Like for People with QuickBooks Skills? One Hour Bookkeeper.com Bookkeeping Money-Saving Tip #18:  QuickBooks, Quicken and TurboTax Long for Success Why get QuickBooks Accountant instead of QuickBooks Pro? QuickBooks and Beyond QuickBooks Update for Manage Apps and Services - an Unexpected Update Scott Gregory Can An Inventory Item Have Two Different Descriptions in QuickBooks? Jan's Sushi Bar…
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