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Sales Tax Compliance Resources

Avalara presented a great Technology Tuesday on Sales Tax Compliance and the changes happening in recent months due to the Wayfair vs. South Dakota case. Below are some great resources related to this hot topic! Everything You Want to Know About Sales Tax Compliance - presented 10/30/2018 Wayfair vs. South Dakota Supreme...

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Our Team in the Community

Hosting Manager Josh Karmasin and his family are so connected to their community – the Village of Cascade in Wisconsin. Josh volunteered with police, fire, and other agencies to clean up the community when a tornado ripped through that area in August. And earlier in the summer, his family helped...

QuickBooks Pricing Cheat Sheet For Your Business

Is it time to adjust your pricing? Changing the prices of your company’s services and inventory items can solve one of two problems, depending on why you’re looking for a QuickBooks pricing strategy.

Say your vendors have upped their prices. You may choose to increase your affected products (or Inventory Parts in your QuickBooks Item List) to maintain your profit margin, or maybe an item or service has not been moving well. A drop in price might trigger improved sales.

Accounting 101: Back to the Basics

We've made available a few video clips from Lisa McCarthy's presentation at Service World EXPO 2018. Complete the form above to receive your free links! For even more from Lisa McCarthy, and other great downloads, check out our Free Resources Interested in Lisa's book to accompany the presentation? Email jennifer@ootbtechnology.com to order...

Service World EXPO 2018

Another great event is on the books! Out Of The Box Technology had a great time at Service World EXPO in Las Vegas, October 10-12. Our team enjoyed making connections with new business owners and meeting up with old friends. Thank you to everyone who visited our booth on the...

Tax Savings Frequently Asked Questions | OUT OF THE BOX TECHNOLOGY

This Financial Guide answers frequently asked questions surrounding tax saving ventures; and provides tax saving strategies for deferring income, and maximizing deductions; it also includes some strategies for specific categories of individuals, such as those with high income and those who are self-employed.

Before getting into the specifics, however, we would like to stress the importance of proper documentation

Here's a list of the kinds of tax records and receipts to keep that relate to your current year income and deductions: Income (wages, interest/dividends, etc.) Exemptions (cost of support) Medical expenses Taxes Interest Charitable contributions Child care Business expenses Professional and union dues Uniforms and job supplies Education, if it is deductible for income taxes Automobile, if you use your automobile for deductible activities, such as business or charity Travel, if you travel for business and are able to deduct the costs on your tax return

Tax Records: Frequently Asked Questions | OUT OF THE BOX TECHNOLOGY

What pieces of paper do I need to keep in order to do my taxes? Keep detailed records of your income, expenses, and other information you report on your tax return. A good set of records can help you save money when you do your taxes and will be your trusty ally in case you are audited.

There are several types of records that you should keep. Most experts believe it’s wise to keep most types of records for at least seven years, and some you should keep indefinitely.

Handling Fraud with QuickBooks Desktop  | Cyber Security

Whether your accounting tasks are done on a single PC or you have multiple users working on different screens, it’s critical you make use of all that QuickBooks offers in terms of internal controls to tighten data security.

QuickBooks Desktop has progressively responded to evolving  threats. It  has been working on compatibility with multiple Antivirus solutions. It also has included Multi-Factor Authentication as a means of validating users, in accessing certain aspects of QuickBooks Desktop. To learn more about using MFA, review our article on account security. Less often discussed, though, is the existing reports and tools already in QuickBooks Desktop.

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