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Blogging Beyond the Numbers

Posted by: Dale Kunin 1 year ago
Are you looking for a specific check or invoice? Perhaps you just made an entry, but you can't seem to find it anywhere? Here is a way to find those missing transactions without wasting precious time. You can search for transactions in Peachtree based on specific criteria that you enter. 1.  From the Edit menu, select Find Transactions   2.  Select a Filter range This is a 2-step process. Fir...
speedometer
Posted by: Mike Scholz 1 year ago
Rather than keeping track of the actual cost of operating a vehicle, employees and self-employed taxpayers can use a standard mileage rate to compute their deduction related to using a vehicle for business. But you might also be able to deduct miles driven for other purposes, including medical, moving and charitable purposes. What are the deduction rates? The rates vary depending on the purpose and the ye...
Tax Cut
Posted by: Cam Brawley 1 year ago
As a business, do you hate meeting with your tax accountant?  Remember – they aren’t always the bearer of bad news. Here’s something you should want to talk with your tax planner about. The Business Development Credit (BTC) provides incentives for job creation, capital investment, training, and corporate headquarters location or retention, for new and current businesses located in Wisconsin....
Books
Posted by: Jolene Giese 1 year ago
Year end has come and gone.  Your auditor is contacting you about the upcoming audit.  Are you ready and anticipating the audit or do you dread it?  You probably feel like you are back in school and prepping for an exam.  Read on to make sure you make the grade. Coursework The day to day transactions, internal control documentation, and filing of supporting documents are the material you will be teste...
Gift Tax Return
Posted by: Mike Scholz 1 year ago
Last year you may have made significant gifts to your children, grandchildren or other heirs as part of your estate planning strategy. Or perhaps you just wanted to provide loved ones with some helpful financial support. Regardless of the reason for making a gift, it’s important to know under what circumstances you’re required to file a gift tax return. Some transfers require a return even if y...
Tax Deadline
Posted by: Bruce Mayer 1 year ago
The Internal Revenue Service has changed the due dates for a number of returns relevant to cooperatives. The primary driver for this was moving up the partnership due date so that K-1s are made available to individuals in time to file their 1040 without extensions. A secondary issue was moving back the corporation due date one month. Most corporations extend their returns so the initial due date is less imp...
Exchange Transaction vs Contribution
Posted by: Danielle Moyer 1 year ago
Although grants are one of the most common revenue sources for non-profit organizations, the term "grant" has no accounting definition and is used interchangeably with both of the accounting terms "exchange transaction" and "contribution". It is important for organizations to determine whether their grant is an exchange transaction or a contribution, as the classification will determine the accou...
Unlucky 13
Posted by: Mike Scholz 1 year ago
The IRS’s Large Business and International Division has identified 13 “campaigns,” or issues it will target in examinations, in the coming year. While the list targets large businesses, don’t be surprised if the issues trickle down to mid-sized and smaller businesses, too. The IRS is turning to an issue approach to audits and is focusing on those compliance issues that present the greatest ...
ISOs
Posted by: Mike Scholz 1 year ago
Incentive stock options allow you to buy company stock in the future at a fixed price equal to or greater than the stock’s fair market value on the grant date. If the stock appreciates, you can buy shares at a price below what they’re then trading for. However, complex tax rules apply to this type of compensation. Current tax treatment ISOs must comply with many rules but receive tax-favored treatment...
Calculator
Posted by: Brian Dahlk 1 year ago
When co-ops acquire new long-term debt, they often incur costs in conjunction with the process. These costs are commonly known as debt issuance costs. Such costs of obtaining financing – such as bank fees, accounting fees to prepare prospective presentations, and legal fees to draft the necessary documents – should not be expensed. In the past these costs have usually been capitalized as an asset accoun...