Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Call Us Today About QuickBooks!



Although QuickBooks is designed for the layman to understand, the initial setup and installation must be done correctly in order for future information to be accurate.
All information necessary to setup manual accounting records is also necessary to setup and install QuickBooks on your desktop. This task is even more complicated if you switch from manual accounting operations to QuickBooks in the middle of the year.
Which accounting method will you use? What chart of accounts do you need for your business? How do you handle beginning balances?
An expert can easily answer all of these questions and complete the initial Setup and Installation in a timely manner. In addition, your accounting employees receive training on the accounting software to enhance their performance.
How much does it cost? We first want to find out a little more about your business and your accounting records before we quote you an exact price. Rest assured that we work with many small business owners and our rates are designed to fit the budgets of our clients.
As with any accounting software program, installation and training take time - time taken away from managing your business. Here's a short list of the services we provide during your QuickBooks setup:
    ›Study and evaluate your software and accounting needs.
    ›Recommend software and hardware requirements.
    ›Install software, design and set up chart of accounts and entire accounting package including payroll, accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable, etc.
    ›Determination of your QuickBooks starting date
    ›Loading your chart of account and balances as of that starting date
    ›Preparation of a list of the items that you sell to your customers. This list includes services, inventory parts, non-inventory parts, other charges and sales taxes
    ›Entering your outstanding accounts receivable and accounts payable details as of your starting date
    ›Entering your ending statement bank balances and outstanding checks & deposits in transit as of your starting date
    ›Printing a trial balance as of your starting date and comparing it to your trial balance from your old system
    ›Entering your transactions since your starting dates into QuickBooks
    ›Train client or client staff in use of software to meet their accounting, management and tax needs.

Ongoing Services:
  • Follow up training to ensure the client is "on the right track".
  • Monthly, quarterly or annual review of client QuickBooks data to assist in tax preparation and management reports.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

QuickBooks -- Small Business Accounting



Go to quickbooks.com to check out NEW QuickBooks 2012. Save time and easily manage your finances with QuickBooks, the #1 best-selling small business accounting software.

Monday, August 20, 2012

We Will Setup Your QuickBooks For You!


Although QuickBooks is designed for the layman to understand, the initial setup and installation must be done correctly in order for future information to be accurate.
All information necessary to setup manual accounting records is also necessary to setup and install QuickBooks on your desktop. This task is even more complicated if you switch from manual accounting operations to QuickBooks in the middle of the year.
Which accounting method will you use? What chart of accounts do you need for your business? How do you handle beginning balances?
An expert can easily answer all of these questions and complete the initial Setup and Installation in a timely manner. In addition, your accounting employees receive training on the accounting software to enhance their performance.
How much does it cost? We first want to find out a little more about your business and your accounting records before we quote you an exact price. Rest assured that we work with many small business owners and our rates are designed to fit the budgets of our clients.
As with any accounting software program, installation and training take time - time taken away from managing your business. Here's a short list of the services we provide during your QuickBooks setup:
    ›Study and evaluate your software and accounting needs.
    ›Recommend software and hardware requirements.
    ›Install software, design and set up chart of accounts and entire accounting package including payroll, accounts receivable, inventory, accounts payable, etc.
    ›Determination of your QuickBooks starting date
    ›Loading your chart of account and balances as of that starting date
    ›Preparation of a list of the items that you sell to your customers. This list includes services, inventory parts, non-inventory parts, other charges and sales taxes
    ›Entering your outstanding accounts receivable and accounts payable details as of your starting date
    ›Entering your ending statement bank balances and outstanding checks & deposits in transit as of your starting date
    ›Printing a trial balance as of your starting date and comparing it to your trial balance from your old system
    ›Entering your transactions since your starting dates into QuickBooks
    ›Train client or client staff in use of software to meet their accounting, management and tax needs.

Ongoing Services:
  • Follow up training to ensure the client is "on the right track".
  • Monthly, quarterly or annual review of client QuickBooks data to assist in tax preparation and management reports.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Renting Your Vacation Home



Learn about when and how to report rental income from a vacation home such as a house, condominium, mobile home or boat.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

QuickBooks Tune-Up : Let Us Help You!


Overhaul your accounting system with a QuickBooks Tune-up.
Whether you need to prepare for tax time, a financial review or you just need to clean up some problem areas, you'll be prepared with a QuickBooks Tune-up. In four (4) hours, a QuickBooks Professional Advisor will help you clean up and organize your bookkeeping system.
Tune-up Topics:
  • Reviewing your transactions for the year
  • Cleaning up stray entries
  • Customizing reports
  • Balancing general ledger to subsidiary records
  • Additional personalized training

A QuickBooks Tune-up is a smart and affordable way to get a handle on your books. Accurate records allow you to make educated decisions for your business and will save you money!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Audit Representation

  1. WE KNOW YOUR TAX AUDIT RIGHTS

    When someone receives that dreaded letter notifying you that your return has been selected for an audit most people fear going to jail. We have represented many clients in both personal and business tax audits. Even if you do not believe that you have done anything wrong or are unsure of why you are being audited, we don't recommend that you attempt to represent yourself.
    We will provide you the experience and professionalism when dealing with your IRS or State audit. For a personal audit it is important to understand that returns are usually selected for statistical reasons. By contacting us we are able to become a buffer between you and the IRS and/or State. If you have a business audit, it is important to understand your rights. Before you allow them to take computers, records, even enter your place of business. STOP!! Understand your rights.
    By contacting ATS Tax & Financial Solutions, Inc. we will meet the auditor for you and we will have your case prepared and positioned to give you the protection you deserve. We know your rights and you have nothing to fear. If paperwork is missing we will help you put together all the documentary evidence you will need to come out of your tax audit successfully. Also note, most audits can be made correspondence audits, so that there is no need to appear. That allows us to handle case across the nation regardless of your location.
    You will not need to appear and we will represent you, prepare your case "water tight" and you can stop worrying about what will happen next. We will keep the IRS from ever speaking with you. This will help you avoid saying something that might go against you. We will be your most important advisory. You can speak in confidence about your case with us. We are experts in resolving IRS and State audits. Do not go at it alone. Call ATS Tax & Financial Solutions, Inc., speak to one of our Tax Angels to better understand your rights.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

QuickBooks for the Self-Employed?



QuickBooks is the award-winning accounting software manufactured by Intuit. Because there are so many different types of business models emerging in the global market, Intuit offers a large selection of QuickBooks versions for online, software, and mobile app use.
Traditionally, when one thinks of QuickBooks, they think of its compatibility with small or growing business needs. For example, QuickBooks offers a range of applications for invoicing, payroll and customer profiling. QuickBooks Online Essentials- the second most basic version of the online edition- comes equipped with tools for organizing, contacting and describing vendors and customers in ways that almost any small or growing business will benefit from.
In order to help more specific business models, Intuit also offers versions of QuickBooks specifically for contractors, non-profit companies, and manufacturing companies. The list of ways in which QuickBooks can aid these complex business models keeps growing, as the needs and specific characteristics of these industries grow as well.
So what about the Self-Employed individual? Does the independent person, with a business run by one or a few people, without more overhead than a computer and cell phone, still need QuickBooks? Surely even these people benefit from more organized business plans, especially around tax time. But does a self-employed individual really need to purchase such powerful software, if for example, they don't have vendors and invoices to worry about?
I think so. While QuickBooks' advanced vendor or inventory organizing capabilities may not be what most Self-Employed individuals absolutely need, the advantages that QuickBooks offers in maintaining, and categorizing profit and loss are enough to require the program alone. QuickBooks Online Essentials for example, links directly to one's online banking accounts so that the program can analyze and update accounting info for the user every 24 hours. Once those numbers have been imported, the user can go through and categorize each expense, giving them a better idea of how their profits and losses stack up, and keeping the stress at a minimum come tax time.
For a few extra dollars a month, you can upgrade to the QuickBooks online versions that offer comprehensive budget plans to help keep you on track, and running your business more effectively, no matter what its nature or size. All of these programs, be them online or software-based, are offered with a 30-day free trial period, and you can also get QuickBooks Online Discounts for up to 20% on most versions.
Not every business needs comprehensive invoicing and payroll programs to run smoothly, but nevertheless, any business, be it big or small, can benefit from the organization and intuitive capabilities that QuickBooks can offer.


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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Why I Upgraded to QuickBooks 2012


Maureen Burleson, a small business owner, and bookkeeper with over 30 years of experience, explains why she recommends QuickBooks 2012.