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Posted 4/7/14 at 1:36 PM | John Dillard

New Business Start-Ups…”The Devil is in the Details” So Don’t Give HIM a Foothold

New Business Start-Ups

Starting a new business bookkeeping is difficult enough without having to also worry about the administrative and bookkeeping issues. The below is a sample letter we might receive in regular size letters with our responses in all capital letters. Be sure you work with a CPA who is working hard for you business success.

I Just registered the business with the Sec. of State., I believe in order to open the business account I need my business registered. If so, in what county/city? The one where my business is or the location(s) where I will provide the services? WHAT REGISTRATION DID YOU JUST DO WITH SECTY STATE AS YOUR BUSINESS WAS ALREADY INCORPORATED? YOU WILL GET YOUR BUSINESS LICENSE WITH THE COUNTY BUSINESS IS IN, UNLESS YOU LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS IN WHICH CASE YOU WILL GET FROM THE CITY

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Posted 4/6/14 at 9:20 AM | John Dillard

Should I Pay Myself as an Independent Contractor or Employee?

I Own an S Corporation. Should I Pay Myself as an Independent Contractor or Employee

Should Active S Corp. Owners Receive a W-2 or 1099?

This is a section of tax law that is often confusing for those not so well informed. The below checklist/key components will do much to ensure you always pay your S Corporation owners to your best tax advantage. The below is a sample letter as a Duluth CPA we might send to an S Corp. owner advising them on tax law requirements for S Corporation owners:

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Posted 4/4/14 at 4:59 PM | John Dillard

Team Owen: Prayers for Month Old Child Who Has Not Yet Left the Hospital

Team Owen: Prayers for Month Old Child Who Has Not Yet Left the Hospital

A Tribute to Owen http://youtu.be/zYur8zAFvIc

This a.m. I was given the 9:00 time spot for prayer by my bride.

And I Prayed.

HARD!!!

And I recalled and spoke to God...

About the Garden of Eden and how...

We Let Him Down...

But He Never Let's US Down...

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Posted 4/2/14 at 11:09 AM | John Dillard

Sometimes Signs From God Are Hard to Understand & That’s O.K.

Sometimes Signs From God Are Hard to Understand & That’s O.K.

For it is often in the struggle to hear from God that we STOP

And Listen

For OFTEN if we do not stop and listen.

We will not hear as we are seeking to live our lives OUR Way and not HIS WAY

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Posted 4/2/14 at 10:23 AM | John Dillard

Your Personal Tax Return/IRS Form 1040 is Due April 15th for the 2013 Tax Year

Your Personal Tax Return/IRS Form 1040 is Due April 15th for the 2013 Tax Year

If you have not yet met with your CPA to get your taxes done you will want to do so this week as those who are any later than that run GREAT risk of having their returns completed after the 4-15-14 due date.

In the event there is no way for whatever reason the IRS does grant an automatic 6 month extension or until Oct. 15th to file.

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Posted 4/2/14 at 10:16 AM | John Dillard

Order Does not Happen Naturally; we Must Invite God to Bring Order

Order does not happen naturally; we must invite God to bring order

1 Corinthians 14:33 says, "For God is not a God of confusion but of peace." And then verse 40 says, "But all things should be done decently and in order." When chaos comes into our lives, we must seek the Prince of Peace. As the devotion says, ' Order does not happen naturally.' We must invite God to bring order and believe me, He delights in order! Once things are back in order, we can see His blessings and faithfulness in greater ways than we could ever ask or imagine. Longing for peace in your crazy life? Ask Him. He will give you a peace that surpasses all understanding as He puts things in order!

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Posted 4/1/14 at 11:32 AM | John Dillard |

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Top 5 Items to Consider BEFORE You Consider a Business Plan

Top 5 Items to Consider BEFORE You Consider a Business Plan

Duluth CPA Teaches Gwinnett Entrepreneurs Business Plan Essentials

Knowing Where You are Going Before You Get There is Essential!!!

For if You Don’t Know Where you are going, you cannot know when you get there.

As a Duluth CPA we have worked with thousands of tax returns helping business owners plot and plan their future.

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Posted 3/31/14 at 9:12 AM | John Dillard

I WILL Be a Fool 4 Jesus ANY Day & Not Just on April 1st!!!

We ALL are a fool for something.

Is it your pride just like Eve in the Garden of Eden?

Is it your willingness to think “what will a little sin hurt” just like Adam in the Garden of Eden?

Is it your lust like that of King David?

Or is yours right in front of you and you don’t even realize it?

Is your sin that you are spending too much time at the gym and not taking care of your family?

Is your sin in your refrigerator and you are not taking care of your body?

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Posted 3/28/14 at 8:17 AM | John Dillard

"If you don’t make fun of my age I won’t make fun of your lack of experience" - Ronald Reagan

"Find a CPA who has more gray hair than frat shirts and a little dust on their diploma!”

A Great Man Ronald Reagan once said “if you don’t make fun of my age I won’t make fun of your lack of experience.”  Finding a “Properly Seasoned Virtual CFO/CPA for Your Entrepreneurial Business

Using a CPA if you own a business is important. Finding the RIGHT CPA for your business is Critical.

Be sure you work with a CPA in your area “who has a little dust on their diploma” and who has “more gray hair than frat shirts.” The below is a letter we might send to potential new client that you can use to help screen and find the right CPA for your GROWING business.

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Posted 3/27/14 at 4:24 PM | John Dillard

Tax Surprises: The Best Surprise is No Surprise But If There is a Surprise; Make it a Good One!

“As a Duluth GA CPA Serving Gwinnett Business Owners for decades we invite all clients to ask any questions about their taxes, how they were determined, tax planning, incorporating in Georgia, entity selection, income tax preparation and their fee for professional services” --- John Dillard CPA

The below is a sample letter we might send to a client who had a question about their billing. Is it time to upgrade your business CPA/tax Services today?

-All of our clients receive progress bills when substantial work has been done and still yet have not received final data to complete returns. This has been a standard business practice for many companies in different decades for decades (monthly billing for car insurance or progress billings for builders are two quick examples).

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