Recent News & Blog

  • Small businesses: Get ready for your 1099-MISC reporting requirements

    A month after the new year begins, your business may be required to comply with rules to report amounts paid to independent contractors, vendors and others. You may have to send 1099-MISC forms to those whom you pay non-employee compensation, as well as file copies with the IRS.

  • GAAP vs. tax-basis: Which is right for your business?

    Most businesses report financial performance using U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). But the income-tax-basis format can save time and money for some private companies.

  • How the EU’s data protection regulations might affect U.S. nonprofits

    Your not-for-profit may have paid little attention to the European Union’s (EU’s) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which took effect May 25, 2018. The GDPR revises standards for privacy rights, information security and compliance in the EU.

  • Setting Up Sales Tax in QuickBooks, Part 2

    Now that you have your sales taxes set up, you’ll be able to use them in transactions and reports.

  • Depreciation and Cost Recovery Rules: 2019 and Later

    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA) brought with it some changes and updates to Depreciation rules. SEK’s tax department has created this one page quick reference guide to help answer some of the most common Depreciation questions we receive.

  • You may be ABLE to save for a disabled family member with a tax-advantaged account

    There’s a tax-advantaged way for people to save for the needs of family members with disabilities — without having them lose eligibility for government benefits to which they’re entitled.

  • Review and revise job descriptions for everyone’s benefit

    A job description may seem like just so many words on a page or website. But those words have power. They can either set an employer and employee on a path toward a positive, fruitful relationship or on a downward spiral into confusion and conflict.

  • How to keep track of small tools and equipment

    Whether it’s hard hats and drills on a jobsite, iPads in an office or RFID readers in a warehouse, small tools and equipment have a tendency to disappear at many companies. The cost of lost, damaged and stolen items can quickly add up, consuming profits and cash flow.

  • Small businesses: Stay clear of a severe payroll tax penalty

    One of the most laborious tasks for small businesses is managing payroll. But it’s critical that you not only withhold the right amount of taxes from employees’ paychecks but also that you pay them over to the federal government on time.

  • Is multicloud computing right for your business?

    Cloud computing — storing data and accessing apps via the Internet — has been widely adopted by businesses across industry and size. Like many technological advances, though, new derivatives continue to emerge — including so-called multicloud computing.

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