Category Archives: Technology

On-line (Cloud) Computing for Small Business




More and more office applications are moving to cloud from spreadsheets and word processing programs to accounting systems. Some are even free of charge (Google Sheets and Wave Accounting) but others are available for a subscription fee. For the small … Continue reading






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New Method for Calculating the Home Office Deduction (Journal of Accountancy)




Very simply, the new method available for tax years 2013 and after, allows you to calculate your home office deduction by multiplying the square footage of your home office by $5 (max = 300 square feet or $1,500). The qualifications … Continue reading






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QuickBooks Online: A review from the CPA Practice Advisor




QuickBooks Online is a product more and more of my clients are using. It’s accounting in the “cloud” which allows you to access your accounting records from anywhere you can access the internet. You can give your accountant access to … Continue reading






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Travel Expense Tracking Made Easy




According to the IRS, deductible travel expenses while away from home include, but are not limited to, the costs of: Travel by airplane, train, bus, or car between your home and your business destination. (If you are provided with a … Continue reading






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How Smartphones Affect Your Business




A new report from eMarketer is predicting that the majority of mobile users will have a smartphone by 2013. In addition, eMarketer predicts that smartphone usage will increase to 192.4 million by 2016, when 58.5% of the total US population … Continue reading






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