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HOMEBUYING CALCULATOR

Aug 17, 2012
Looking to buy a house but not sure how much you can afford? MSN Money has put together a quick calculator that can give you.....

VERMONT TAX TECHNICAL WORKING GROUP

Aug 17, 2012
The Vermont Department of Taxes recently announced the creation of the Tax Technical Working Group. The committee is comprised of 13 tax professionals who...

3RD ANNIVERSARY OF IRS- RETURN PREPARER REVIEW

Aug 17, 2012
June 5, 2012 marked the 3rd anniversary of the IRS' return preparer initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to ensure standards for competency...

RUN A HOME-BASED BUSINESS? - FIND THE LICENSES AND PERMITS YOU NEED

Aug 17, 2012
In an article written by Caron Beesley, Community Moderator, she writes, "Whether you're starting a business from home or looking to move into a home office...

DEADLINE ON TAX CREDIT FOR HIRING UNEMPLOYED VETERANS

Aug 17, 2012
In 2011, Congress passed a new law to establish a tax credit for businesses that hire previously unemployed veterans. ..

COLLEGE STUDENTS AND PARENTS HELPED BY IRS DATA RETRIEVAL TOOL

Aug 17, 2012
The IRS has recently introduced the 'IRS Data Retrieval Tool' to assist in the completion of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) forms.

IRS ISSUES GUIDANCE ON HEALTH FSA SALARY DEDUCTION LIMITS

Aug 17, 2012
Recently the IRS issued Notice 2012-40 which provides guidance on health flexible spending arrangements (health FSA) salary deductions limits.

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES REMAIN AN INTEGRAL PART OF VERMONT BUSINESSES

Aug 17, 2012
Per the Milwaukee Journal, October 3, 1986, The first published work of bookkeeping as it is known today occurred in 1494 in Italy and was written by a Venetian monk named Luca Pacioli.  Bookkeeping principles…

SIMPLE IRAS

Aug 17, 2012
A reminder on matching contributions for employers with SIMPLE IRA's: Matches must be on a participant's annual salary...

THE FBAR DEADLINE IS COMING - JUNE 29!

Aug 17, 2012
Reminder: The U.S. government has become increasingly concerned about, and focused on, offshore tax evasion.

QUICKBOOKS 2009 DISCONTINUATION

Aug 17, 2012
Since early March, the Intuit QuickBooks Payroll Team has informed payroll customers that as of May 31, 2012, payroll service for QuickBooks 2009 will be discontinued.

POLL: VERMONTERS CONCERNED ABOUT THE ECONOMY

Aug 17, 2012
The economy and health care are the two biggest problems facing Vermont, according to a new poll.

WORKSHOP: "QUICKBOOKS FOR MAC"

Aug 17, 2012
Davis & Hodgdon Associates CPAs and Small Dog Electronics are pleased to present the free seminar: "QuickBooks for Mac" on Thursday, June 14th!

IRS ANNOUNCES PLAN TO CLOSE 43 OFFICES

Aug 17, 2012
In a move to reduce overall spending, the IRS announced yesterday that it will be closing 43 of its smaller offices and consolidate other offices...

TAX PLANNING FOR 2012

Aug 17, 2012
Corporate and individual tax deadlines have come and gone for 2011; now is the time to start planning for 2012! Here are some tax-planning points to consider:

INTERNAL CONTROLS IN THE WORKPLACE

Aug 17, 2012
Good internal controls are important in the majority of workplaces today for a variety of reasons - from the neighborhood grocery store to the doctor's office.

AICPA TOTAL TAX CALCULATOR

Aug 17, 2012
On Tuesday, May 15th the AICPA introduced their first version of the 'Total Tax Insight Calculator', an online tool that provides you an estimate...

MEDICAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS AND S-CORPORATIONS

Aug 17, 2012
A common issue that comes up with S-corporations is how to account for medical insurance premiums paid by the company.

SIMPLE STEPS TO SAVINGS: PART 4

Aug 17, 2012
Symbols = Savings - The 'Symbols' savings is a tool that helps you put a symbolic value or key to the amount you want to save.

VERMONT TAX ADVISORY BOARD ANNOUNCED

Aug 17, 2012
The Vermont Department of Taxes announced yesterday, May 10, 2012, the creation of a Vermont Tax Advisory Board. According to the VDOT website, the Board has three objectives: