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The BlogNotions Finance Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by finance and accounting thought leaders. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on the latest trends in the market, discussions of financial performance strategy, new ideas for communicating, raising capital, and controlling funds, and much more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

Guidelines For Clients

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” – Napoleon Hill You have them. You keep them. Sometimes you shouldn’t keep them. But, if you do, figure out how to deal with them. I am talking about those clients that drive you crazy! Talk to new clients and current clients about how to […]

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Tax and Withhold Social Security

Tax Day 2018 is over! Now we can start thinking about 2018 taxes. Over the next couple of weeks I want to cover tax topics that gave my clients problems. The most common was a big balance due. I’ll be covering ways you can prevent that next year. The first topic is withholding, specifically withholding […]

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Urgency

“Progressive improvement beats delayed perfection.” – Mark Twain The heat is off. That is the way many CPAs are feeling today (even though the IRS gave taxpayers one more day). Many CPAs working in public accounting will be taking a few days off to recuperate. I call it the after-tax-season coma. They certainly deserve some […]

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Took Out the Taxes

I’m getting ready for a series of posts on preparing for your 2018 taxes. Actually, I will start with your options to avoid a big balance due. But first I want to get a point across. Withholding is NOT your tax. It is what the payer puts in your account with the IRS. That money […]

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Taxman – Just For Fun Today

“When you’ve seen beyond yourself, then you may find, peace of mind is waiting there.” – George Harrison TAXMAN – The Beatles Let me tell you how it will be There’s one for you, nineteen for me ‘Cause I’m the taxman, yeah, I’m the taxman Should five per cent appear too small Be thankful I don’t […]

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Pretending

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” – Confucius Do you ever feel yourself pretending that you love your work, your career, and your firm? From time to time, perhaps we all feel that way. As busy season comes to a close for accountants and their […]

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Address Change for Kansas

Kansas Division of Taxation – you gotta love them. They changed their mailing addresses for individual returns in the middle of the tax season with no fanfare. There was no mention in the pre-season updates or in the K40 and K40H instructions. And they didn’t alert my tax software company either. So the new address […]

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Tax Day?

Yes, it’s April 15th but it’s not Tax Day! This year, with the weekend and Emancipation Day, taxes aren’t due until Tuesday April 17th. So, you have a few more days to procrastinate. If your taxes aren’t filed yet you have a few options. First, you can get them done and filed/mailed by April 17th. […]

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Entry-Level Hiring Is Changing Quickly

“Be Prepared” – The Boy Scout Motto Be aware. You will not need the same type of talent going into the future. Here’s a brief excerpt from an article by Dustin Hostetler via CPA Practice Advisor: The convergence of technology (namely more artificial intelligence), along with the gig economy, is going to change the way CPA […]

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Turbo Tax Users

…or users of any online tax program. Print out a copy of your tax return. Now! Do it while you remember the user name and password or before the time limit to print a copy expires. Why? Because you may need a copy to; Buy a house Get financial aid for school Enroll for Health […]

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