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Stop tax identity theft – We are #1!

Filed in Tax, Savings by on February 22, 2015 0 Comments
Stop tax identity theft – We are #1!

Last month I wrote about Florida tax identity theft. Now I must write about it again. Today’s Miami Herald had this front page story: Ripping Off Your Refund. It shows that we are #1 in tax identity theft. The state has 44% more tax ID theft than any other state. The Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West […]

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No longer a Wave Pro

Filed in Accounting, Business by on February 22, 2015 0 Comments
No longer a Wave Pro

I often try new accounting packages. That is why I used Wave and was a Wave Pro. However, after more than a year, I saw that Wave was far too limiting, business oriented and updating slowly. I also got only two Wave Pro referrals. Neither seemed willing to pay anything for CPA services, despite very […]

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$10,000 IRS Refund, only $3,000 withheld

Filed in Tax, Savings by on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
$10,000 IRS Refund, only $3,000 withheld

I cannot get everyone a $10,000 IRS refund, with only $3,000 withheld, though I did that on my first tax return this year. However, I often get clients unusually large refunds, due to my very unusual optimizing. Do you or your tax return preparer know that you need not claim all or part of legitimate […]

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Seven reasons not to do accounting, or to let us help save you time and money

Filed in Accounting, Business, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Seven reasons not to do accounting, or to let us help save you time and money

Here is how to not do accounting or save time and money on it: 1. You have no time to learn accounting and no money for slow expensive accounting professionals. Our very inexpensive CPAs do accounting, 24/7, far faster and for far less than what you pay others or for the value of your time. […]

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Thirteen million fewer QuickBooks Add-ons links

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Thirteen million fewer QuickBooks Add-ons links

One of the best ways to understand the market for QuickBooks add-ons (and QuickBooks) is to count the number of web pages with this or related terms. Google had only two million QuickBooks add-ons links on September 26, 2010, but more than twenty million on December 18, 2011. However, it had less than seven million […]

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You may not need QuickBooks, Xero or …

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on January 23, 2015 0 Comments
You may not need QuickBooks, Xero or …

Here is a partial response to someone asking why I said that You may not need QuickBooks, Xero, Excel, paper accounting or CPAs who rely on them. It involves payment add-ons. Bill.com: You scan bills and quickly get back a list. A few clicks (from one or more people if wanted) decides what they pay […]

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Seven Reasons Why You Need More Accounting

Filed in Accounting, Business, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Seven Reasons Why You Need More Accounting

I wrote this to a new client. Thank you for having me discuss why you may need more accounting. Thank you also for helping me to write my next blog post, as this is critical to your success. CPA quotes are guesses, until we see you operations, personnel, accounting system and the type of service […]

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You may not need QuickBooks, Xero, Excel, paper accounting or CPAs who rely on them

Filed in Accounting, Business, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
You may not need QuickBooks, Xero, Excel, paper accounting or CPAs who rely on them

Intuit (QuickBooks) and Xero CEOs wrote this to me: 1. You’re fantastic Mike! Absolutely fantastic! 2. Keep raising hell when Intuit does something wrong. 3. Stoked to finally meet our angriest fan, who often sends me emails in caps. However, unless you need integrated billing or inventory, you may not need QuickBooks, Xero, Excel, paper […]

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I wish I could sue Intuit

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks by on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
I wish I could sue Intuit

Here is what a very good computer professional posted at flait@googlegroups.com. I wish I could sue Intuit: 8 hours! It took 8 HOURS to get payments to work again in QuickBooks 2015. Word of advice – if you did not yet upgrade, DON’T!!!! The equally bad response: I had a similar experience getting merchant services […]

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Xero just got far better, far less than QuickBooks

Filed in Accounting, Business, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Xero just got far better, far less than QuickBooks

Xero just got far better, for far less than QuickBooks The Xero $30 standard package now has federal and state e-file and e-pay, for up to five employees. I led the fight for per employee Xero pricing, e-file and e-pay for more than a year. This month Xero also has 50% off for SIX MONTHS, […]

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