Archive for 2013

Per Employee Xero Pricing (and item pricing, not a RIDICULOUS ALTERNATIVE)

Per Employee Xero Pricing (and item pricing, not a RIDICULOUS ALTERNATIVE)

We badly need per employee Xero pricing (and item pricing), not a RIDICULOUS ALTERNATIVE. Every other payroll company I have ever known charged based on employees or transactions. Xero prices are now LIKE A like a STOPPED CLOCK, which is ONLY RIGHT TWICE A DAY. The $30 one employee plan seems inexpensive, especially now that […]

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Saved by Xero

Filed in Accounting, Business, Xero by on December 22, 2013
Saved by Xero

My CPA life is being saved by Xero. I have had 40+ years of having most of my work due a few months after the year. With Xero (Michael Block CPA), I can work 24/7, all during the year. Everything imports nightly and is always up to date, with unlimited client users, and ready for my changes. The […]

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Hangout with me, Free Google phone / video conferences, Mike Block Xero CPA

Filed in Accounting, Business, Computer, Integrate, Software, Xero by on December 13, 2013
Hangout with me, Free Google phone / video conferences, Mike Block Xero CPA

Google combed several of its good free programs into a great free program, Google Hangouts. I am only now beginning to use this program, so please tell me anything that seems questionable. Google Plus lets you create unlimited lists (circles) for family, friends, acquaintances, clients and any other category you wish to create. Any person […]

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Make taxes and bookkeeping MUCH faster and easier, Focus on business not paperwork

Make taxes and bookkeeping MUCH faster and easier, Focus on business not paperwork

Make taxes and bookkeeping MUCH faster and easier, as you focus on business, not paperwork: Stop receipts from quickly becoming illegible, disorganized or lost Save on having you or your CPA sort, add or classify receipts Increase tax deductions (entertainment, auto expenses and much more) Cut accounting costs and get earlier tax returns (less subject […]

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Do not waste time on entertainment or auto expenses you cannot deduct.

Filed in Accounting, Business, Tax, Savings by on December 12, 2013
Do not waste time on entertainment or auto expenses you cannot deduct.

Please do not waste time on entertainment or auto expenses that you cannot deduct.  You cannot deduct receipts from McDonalds, Burger King or other restaurants unless they relate to out-of-town overnight travel OR the entertainment of others. You also must have the name of any person entertained on the receipt or in a contemporaneous diary. […]

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Free QuickBooks Online: Illegal Competition, Very Stupid, Damaging Professional Accountants?

Filed in Accounting, Business, Court, Illegal, Intuit QuickBooks, Xero by on December 10, 2013
Free QuickBooks Online: Illegal Competition, Very Stupid, Damaging Professional Accountants?

Why pay for QuickBooks Online? The best QuickBooks Online (QBO) is QuickBooks Online Accountant (QBOA), which is  free. In theory, it is free for accountants, who will bring in QBO clients at 50% off. However, you need not be a professional accountant, pass a test or have clients to get the best QBO free. Anyone […]

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Intuit Payroll will Cost You Clients

Intuit Payroll will Cost You Clients

I am happy to say that I have not been using Intuit Payroll for some time. I am now switching t0 the next generation Xero Payroll as fast as possible. You can save 25 on Xero payroll and other charges if you simply click on mblock@blocktax.com. You can save this 25% even if I am not […]

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CPAs Raped, Rape of the Sabine Women award!

Filed in Intuit QuickBooks, Tax, Savings, Xero by on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
CPAs Raped, Rape of the Sabine Women award!

As a real QuickBooks insider for 12 years (see BestQuickBooksCPA.com), I know that Intuit occasionally does some seemingly dumb things, but it now seems to be doing something incredibly dumb. CPAs are now being raped by the new Intuit Practice Manager (my apologies to all women, starting with my sister (a CPA), wife and daughter. […]

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Walgreens discounts

Filed in Accounting, Business by on November 24, 2013
Walgreens discounts

I signed up for a Walgreens discount program that should give you some extra discounts, while giving me 8% – 10%. Please let me know if you find lower store prices. Here are the links: Top Weekly Deals at Walgreens.com

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Cathy Iconis Chats with Intuit Developer Evangelist, Ask Questions

Cathy Iconis Chats with Intuit Developer Evangelist, Ask Questions

Cathy Iconis, a well know QuickBooks authority and trainer, had an excellent Chat with Intuit Developer Evangelist David Leary. They will have more chats on Twitter, Thursdays at 3PM Eastern. Go go to the #QBOchat page to learn more about this: http://iconisgroup.com/resources/qbochat/. I missed the first Chat so I posted this in response to the request […]

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