Tag Archive for estimated taxes

TAX TIP: Use QuickBooks Online to Ease Estimated Tax Nightmares

DID YOU KNOW? Figuring out estimated taxes can be a big PITA if you don’t have a bookkeeping system…and doing your own books can be even more overwhelming….until now! If you pay estimated tax, and your income fluctuates, you may wish to adjust estimated tax installments you owe throughout the year, say if you’re not earning as…

Amazing Tool Extracts Bookkeeping Data from PDF Files!

I have been searching for years for this tool. Recently I came across the website for A-PDF to EXCEL, and read that it claimed to be able to extract data from PDF files into Excel. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Then I noticed that they offer a free trial of the full version of the program. So I…

Time for a QuickBooks Check-Up!

Title: Schedule your QuickBooks Check-Up Date: Now Have you ever worried that there might be something wrong with your QuickBooks file, or feel like you may need a little QuickBooks help from an expert accountant & QuickBooks Proadvisor? It’s a feeling that many people have, because Intuit tells everyone they can do their own books…

Need to File Form 1099? Save Time, Money on Forms, Envelopes

Here’s a time and money-saving suggestion for everyone still looking to purchase blank 2013 1099-misc forms: You can save a lot of money over the higher prices you’ll pay if you were to order the forms from Intuit or pick them up from an office supply store. Amazon’s selection is wider and deeper than any…

Standard Mileage Rate For 2014 is…

The IRS has announced slightly increased 2014 standard mileage rates, following the past few years trend. The IRS official press release and link to the IRS website follows: WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued the 2014 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable,…

Free Tool to Calculate 1040-ES Estimated Tax Payment Amounts (link)

Here’s a great resource I’ve located online for calculating how much you need to pay with the Form 1040-ES voucher. As a tax professional, I found this estimated tax payment calculator tool (link below) fairly straightforward to use. TAX TIP: If the tool I linked to below seems overwhelming or confusing to you, please consider…

How to Pay Your IRS 1040ES Estimated Taxes

The IRS accepts payment by mail, credit card, or online. The following instructions are from the IRS 2013 “Form 1040ES Instructions – “How To Pay Estimated Tax”: Pay Online: Paying online is convenient and secure and helps make sure we get your payments on time. You can pay using either of the following electronic payment…

Ready? Employer Tax Forms (like 1099 & W-2) Due 1/31/2013!

Oops! this was last year’s (2012 forms) post! Are you looking for the 2013 forms to be filed with IRS by 2/28/2014 (or 3/31/2014, if you eFile) ? —–>CLICK HERE, READ a FREE TIP about FILING YOUR 2013 1099-Misc or 1099-Int forms QUICKLY & WITH EASE in 2014.<—-  itle: Be Prepared for Smooth 1099 Filing!…