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What Are Important Tax Deadlines and Quarterly/Year-End Dates I Should Know? To start, each of the four quarters are broken into three-month periods - whose dates will be the following: Quarter 1 (Q1): January 1 - March 31 Quarter 2 (Q2): April 1 - June 30 Quarter 3 (Q3): July 1 - September 30 Quarter 4 (Q4): October 1 - December 31 The end dates, noted above. are the last days for each of the respective quarters. As you see below, as well, there is a list of forms you'll want to keep in mind - for the forms you'll submit throughout the process. If you want to "freeze frame," simply click on the image, and you'll be taken to the corresponding video, to take down the necessary dates to keep in mind.

The fine art of sales tax — and vice versa


In 2015, fine art sales amounted to a whopping $63.8 billion.  While this is nearly 5 billion dollars less than the art market’s all-time high in 2014, visual art is still a big business. 

Art sales pose interesting problems for sales taxation.  Some of those problems boil down to that most eternal of questions: what, precisely, is art?  Is it just a painting? Or is it an investment?

Hit the books! Back-to-school starts now for retailers


The sprint to the end of the school year is underway. Students are working to finish assignments and prepare for exams while keeping one eye glued to the calendar: three weeks left; then one; summer! Most kids will be happy to close the books and not think about the upcoming school year for two months. But for retailers, now is the time to prepare for the back-to-school retail rush.

Back-to-school spending is second only to winter holiday spending. According to the National Retail Federation (NRF), total combined spending for back-to-school and college reached approximately $68 billion in 2015. Although some consumers start earlier, most do their back-to-school shopping during July and August. Retailers have no time to lose.

The tax you probably owe, but aren’t paying: A closer look at consumer use tax compliance

Repost from Avalara
Use tax, the lesser known counterpart of sales tax, suffers from a basic lack of PR. Buyers and sellers alike pay it no mind. Despite 27 states having a dedicated line item in tax returns for reporting use tax owed, only 2% of taxpayers actually report it. This has left the states with a $23 billion deficit annually in uncollected use tax.

Work Smart, Not Hard: 9 Signs that It Might Be Time for CRM

We’ve all heard of the saying “work smart, not hard”.  But when it comes to managing your entire organization, how does your company work?  Many small businesses have decided to “work smart” by capitalizing on their current business relationships and better managing their sales, projects and billing by making an investment in an integrated CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system.

out of the box technology had the folks from qvinci to share what integrating with qvinci can do for your quickbooks reporting depth.

Avoid Year End Payroll Processing Mistakes!

You love your customers, you love your business and you love your time off with family.  Did you know that is was even possible to love your payroll? 

Your time is valuable and everyone knows time is money.  It’s the time and complexity of processing payroll that too many businesses love to hate. 

Save money this holiday season and stop wasting time manually processing payroll and calculating timecards!  

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