getting organized for tax time

Should You Hire A Staff Bookkeeper Or Contract Out Your Small Business Accounting Needs?

If you're like many business owners, you may find accounting, payroll, and tax reporting to be the most tedious or challenging parts of your job. And while some proprietors are fortunate enough to have a spouse, sibling, or adult child who enjoys bookkeeping and is willing to perform these services for a pittance, in many cases, you'll find yourself facing the decision of whether to hire a staff bookkeeper or find an accountant or firm to help you with these needs. Read More 

Looking To Be A Tax Preparation Professional? How To Get A Job

If you are looking for a career in the field of finance and you think you want to prepare taxes for a living, you can get started right away. Every year people have to do their taxes, and every year there are companies looking for seasonal tax preparers that can help with the extra load of customers they have coming in the doors. Getting started and finding a job can be much easier than you think. Read More 

People You Need To Speak To If You Think Your Property Taxes Are Too High

If you have just received your property tax bill in the mail, you may be shocked at how high your taxes are. House taxes are generally arrived at by multiplying your town's tax rate by your home's assessed value, as determined by the town's tax assessor. Sometimes the town's tax rate has gone up which explains higher tax bills, but there are also times when a house is overvalued. In that case, you would also see an increase in your property tax burden. Read More 

3 Things You Need To Know About Tax Returns

While just about everyone knows that they are supposed to file a tax return each year, that doesn't stop countless people from not doing so. Whether it be because they are worried about owing the government or they simply don't know what they are doing, letting years of unfiled tax returns continue to pile up isn't doing you any good. To help you better understand more about dealing with unfiled tax returns, here are a few things you need to know. Read More 

How To Investigate A Caregiver For Your Parents

Many people think that employee background checks are done for government jobs or big businesses. The truth is, everyone should go through a background check before being hired for any type of position, especially a personal position. If you are hiring a caregiver for a family member who needs help around the house, it is important to know this person's skill level and their background. Here is what you should look for in a caregiver's background. Read More