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August check in

Well here it is August 1st.
I hope everyone is doing a good job of reconciling all of their information with the Bank Statements and Credit Card Statements.
Last month was the deadline for quarterly payroll tax reporting.  I hope everyone met that deadline.
Now is a good time to look at your net income and put some money aside for estimated taxes, so you don't have this huge amount to pay at the end of the year.
As always if you need any help with any of this I am here to help you.  Also, if you don't know what I mean by reconciling just ask me.
Have a great month!
Maria

Mid Year catch up

This is just a quick note to see how things are going.
It is almost July, do you have all of your bank statements and credit card statements reconciled through May?  Now is a good time to get caught up on that so it is not a rush at the end of the year.
 
Also a reminder, 2nd quarter is quickly coming to a close.  July will be time to file and pay those quarterly payroll tax reports.
 
If you ever need help or have any questions please feel free to call.  I enjoy helping people keep their books organized and up to date.
 
Have a great rest of June.
 
Maria

Mid year check up

This is for all of those small business owners.
It is almost June, have you reconciled all of your bank statements and credit card statements for the year so far?  You need to make sure everything that is on your statements is also in your Quick Books file.  By doing this now it will make it easier at the end of the year to get ready for your CPA and taxes.
 
Other things to be staying on top of:
 
Sales tax reporting and payments
Payroll tax payments
 
Also, now would be a really good time to make sure all of your employees and contract labor people have given you their social security/EIN numbers and correct address.  This is easier to do now than at the last minute for end of the year W2 and 1099 filing.
 
I wish all of you a prosperous rest of your year.
 
If you need any help with your bookkeeping needs please give me a call.  I am here to help.

Reconcile those accounts

The one thing I see that business owners are not doing is reconciling the bank statements and the credit card statements.
The only way to catch any mistakes, things left out or duplicates of an entry, is to reconcile.
In order to reconcile you must have a copy of your bank statement to work with.
If anyone has any questions I would be happy to answer them regarding this or any other bookkeeping need.
Maria

Year End

After everything is reconciled for the year, don't forget W-2's and 1099's still need to be processed in Jan.  Be sure everyone's social security number or EIN (employer identification number) are correct and that you have the most current address for each employee and contract laborer.

Year End Accounting

It is getting to be that time of year again.  Things to think about for year end:
 
  • Make sure all employees addresses and social security numbers are correct in your bookkeeping system.
  • Make sure all Contract labor personnel addresses and EIN/Social Security numbers are correct in your bookkeeping system.
  • Reconcile all bank statements and credit card statements for the year.
  • Enter all additional expenses that are not on the bank statement or credit card statement in your bookkeeping system.
  • Check with your CPA to see if there is anything specific to your industry that needs to be accounted for.
 
With this list you should be ready to give your CPA your financial statements.  If there as anything that MS Bookkeeping Services can do to help with any or all of these tasks please give us a call @952-451-1722

Taxes

Ok, so it is now March.  Deadline for yearly tax return is April 15, it may be extended by a few days this year.  Keep on top of your quarterly payroll tax reporting that is due April 15.  If I can be of assistance with getting your business ready for your CPA's requirements for tax filing or filing the quarterly payroll tax reports, please call me, I will gladly assist you.

W-2 and 1099 Filing

The deadline for W-2 and 1099 Filing is Jan 31. 
The W-2's going out to employees must be postmarked no later than Jan 31.  Also, the 1099's going out to Contract Labor personnel must be postmarked no later than Jan 31.

Bookkeeping Tips

I'm starting a blog on bookkeeping tips, if anyone has suggestions for topics or questions that they need help with, please feel free to comment and I will answer in plain English that everyone can understand.

My first tip is: 

Be sure to have all of your Employee's names, addresses and social security numbers listed correctly for W-2 filing.
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