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Home Office Deduction

By |2022-08-17T13:30:46-04:00August 17th, 2022|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , |

We will be discussing the Home Office Deduction. The main questions we are tackling are: What is the home office deduction, what qualifies, and how do I calculate it? As a bonus, I will also walk you through the two ways the IRS allows you to claim the home office deduction, the simplified option and the regular method (i.e., Form 8829). 

New York is STILL Moving to Florida

By |2022-05-31T15:43:58-04:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , |

New Yorkers are still fleeing the state and moving to the sunshine state of Florida. Now, Floridians, for anyone who's been living here since I guess the pre-pandemic, we've seen this, we know. We know how little housing there is and how many drivers are on the road, but we have an official number now.

Tax Planning Strategies

By |2022-05-20T14:00:13-04:00May 20th, 2022|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

Today I'm going to tell you what tax planning is and why you need to tax plan if you want to save money on your taxes. The truth is when a client comes to me at the end of the year and has not done any tax planning, there is very little that I can do to help them save money. To avoid this situation, I recommend tax planning to all my clients.

Veteran Tax Credits & Deductions

By |2021-11-11T11:02:19-05:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , |

Veteran's day 2021 is approaching. The complicated life of military personnel and their families doesn't get any less complex during tax season, so I figured I would try to uncomplicate it for you by sharing some of the unique tax rules that apply to active and retired military. I will also briefly touch on the work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) available as an incentive for employers looking to hire a qualified veteran. Let's get started. 

Accounts Receivable – Video

By |2021-10-20T19:31:01-04:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA, and today we're going to do a little bit of a laser focus on a helpful report in QuickBooks called the accounts receivable aging report. So watch the video below to see a walk-through. we're going to look at an "accounts receivable aging report."

Employees VS Contractors | Labor Day

By |2021-09-06T12:23:58-04:00September 6th, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It’s #BusinessQuickie, and I want to come on here and tailor this go-live to our small business owners who want to know the difference between contractors (1099) and employees (W-2) so that you can find which employee fits best with your business. I figured this would be a great topic since labor day is coming up on Monday! Let’s get started.

Unpopular Opinion – Tax Refunds

By |2021-09-02T14:24:06-04:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

Hi, Bette Hochberger or CPA, CGMA. And on today's Business Quickie, I'm going to tell you about an unpopular opinion that I have. So I know a lot of people really love getting tax refunds. There are all kinds of ads that say, "how to spend your refund, refund, refund, refund." People can't wait to get that refund check, but here's the big butt, why do I not like it? It's your money. You're not getting free money from the government. You're getting your own money back to you. So my unpopular opinion is don't create these huge tax refunds and don't think your CPA is amazing just because they get you a big tax refund.

Miami Crypto : What You Need to Know

By |2021-11-16T15:22:56-05:00August 31st, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , , , , |

Other Miami crypto news, which is super exciting, MiamiCoin is the first city coin to come to market. Woo hoo, it's fantastic. It's like a Bitcoin and is on the Blockchain protocol, so whenever that coin is mined, a percentage, actually 30% of what's mined, goes to the city of Miami.

The Scouts Teach Business Lessons?

By |2021-08-23T12:08:26-04:00August 23rd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|

We got to go out and do this very high-level Scout training called Wood Badge. It's a fantastic program. It's all about leadership, leading teams, leading yourself, which is where it starts. You learn a lot. It's a very intense week, with so many things. But one of the essential things that we talk about is how you can't do what you do because that's how you've always done it. Especially for us as accountants, we fall into a rut. We have a saying; it’s called SALLY, same as last year. It's our standard operating procedure to do what we've always done because why change things?

The Olympics Are Taxing

By |2021-08-02T18:03:22-04:00August 2nd, 2021|Categories: Quickies with Bette|Tags: , , |

Hi, I'm Bette Hochberger, CPA, CGMA. And today, we're going to talk about the Olympics because they're going on right now, and even though there's a bit of controversy around the games and some of the athletes, I like to bring it back to my favorite topic: taxes. Specifically, taxes that Olympians must pay on their winnings and complexities within that tax.

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