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Archive for Accounting Methods

Choosing The Right Accounting Method For Tax Purposes

William Rogers - Accounting Methods

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) liberalized the eligibility rules for using the cash method of accounting, making this method — which is simpler than the accrual method — available to more businesses. Now the IRS has provided procedures a small business taxpayer can use to obtain automatic consent to change its method of accounting under the TCJA. If you have the option to use either accounting method, it pays to consider whether switching methods would be beneficial.

Cash vs. Accrual

Generally, cash-basis businesses recognize income when it’s received and deduct expenses when they’re paid. Accrual-basis businesses, on the other hand, recognize income when it’s earned and deduct expenses when they’re incurred, without regard to the timing of cash receipts or payments.

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The Best Ways To Make More In Your Accounting Career

It is no secret that accountants make a lot of money. Thousands seek this highly lucrative career every year so that they can build the lifestyle of their choice. The median salary for accountants is approximately $67,000. However, you may be surprised to find out that there are many ways to advance your salary.

Depending on your field and expertise, you can add an extra boost to your bank account. These are some of the best ways to make more in your accounting career. Read more

Turning An Accounting Reserve Into A Captive Insurer

Hale Stewart

“A reserve is an appropriation of profits for a specific purpose. The most common reserve is a capital reserve, where funds are set aside to purchase fixed assets. By setting aside a reserve, the board of directors is segregating funds from the general operating usage of a company.”

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What Are You Waiting For? Make You Job Easier With Practice Ignition!

Practice Ignition

Practice Ignition has been applauded for how much easier it makes your work. To read some previous articles on the matter, read here and here. If you are attempting to make your workload easier in order to focus on more of the important things of your profession, you should register for a free trial to Practice Ignition.

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Canadian Tax Help – How Does Accounts Receivable Affect Profitability?

How do past due invoices impact my company’s profitability?

Although Accounts Receivable (AR) is considered an asset, having slow turnover of receivables can negatively affect your company’s bottom line.

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Canadian FAQ #209 – Capital Assets On A Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

What are Capital Assets on a Balance Sheet? The Capital Assets category appears under Long Term Assets on a Balance Sheet. It is also referred to as Property, Plant and Equipment. This section is comprised of various property such as buildings, machinery, computers, vehicles and other equipment.

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Grow Your Accounting Business Exponentially – Practice Ignition – Free Trial!

Practice Ignition

Practice Ignition is tax software that allows you to create intelligent proposals that automate your practice and build client relationships. This software was built by accountants for accountants. By using Practice Ignition, you are able to manage client relationships, automate your back-office processes, cut admin, and scale your practice. Given its friendly user interface, using this software is a walk in the park.

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Canadian Tax FAQ – Prepaids on a Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

What are Prepaids on a Balance Sheet? The Prepaids category appears under Current Assets on a Balance Sheet. Prepaids represent expenses that are paid in advance for a future period.

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Canadian FAQ #207 – Inventory On A Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

The Inventory category appears under Current Assets on a Balance Sheet. It is a common category used for companies from the manufacturing and distribution sector. Inventory is comprised of raw materials, work in progress (WIP), and finished goods.

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Canadian Tax Help – Accounts Receivable On A Balance Sheet

Grant Gilmour

This post deal with “Accounts Receivable” on a Balance Sheet. The Accounts Receivable category appears under Current Assets on a Balance Sheet as it is expected that amounts outstanding will be collected within one year. It represents funds that a company has a right to receive because it has provided customers with goods and services.

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Canadian FAQ #204 – Balance Sheet Series

Grant Gilmour

Tax Question:

What are the most common groupings of Asset and Liabilities on a Balance Sheet?

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The Service Issues New Administrative Authority Governing TPR Compliance

The Internal Revenue Service (hereinafter “IRS”; or “the Service”) recently issued on September 14th of 2016 an Audit Techniques Guide (hereinafter “ATG”) governing Tangible Property Regulation Compliance (hereinafter “TPR Compliance”).

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