Proposed Federal Legislation Targets Misclassified Workers

| April 30, 2010

The following article comes from the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers on April 30, 2010.  Original article. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) have introduced identical legislation in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives that would target worker misclassification. The legislation is called the “Employee Misclassification Prevention Act” […]

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How iPhone applications can help your business

| April 28, 2010

Who doesn’t have or know about an iPhone nowadays? It seems Apple has its own Internet niche and platform, especially with the popularity and dominance of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch (not to mention the iPad that was released this month). The web …

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How iPhone applications can help your business

| April 28, 2010

Who doesn’t have or know about an iPhone nowadays? It seems Apple has its own Internet niche and platform, especially with the popularity and dominance of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch (not to mention the iPad that was released this month). The web …

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Health Care Reform

| April 26, 2010

This article comes from the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers’ (NACPB) website, April 26, 2010 Summary of New Health Care Reform Law Recently, two pieces of legislation, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 were signed into law. Together, these pieces of legislation make […]

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Sustainable Prices for Bookkeeping and Consulting

| April 23, 2010

TLC is using sustainable pricing; what this means is that as we grow we will be able to afford to pay a sustainable wage to our employees, not a six figure wage, just a fair wage. What sustainable pricing also means is that the owners of a company choose not to work for free. Even […]

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Business Referrals

| April 16, 2010

Many businesses are involved in some sort of networking. It could be a formal group like a local Chamber of Commerce. Others are involved with an informal group of solid companies you feel comfortable referring to existing or future customers and clients.
But what do you do when a business needs a product or service and […]

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Washington Payroll Reports

| April 9, 2010

In the state of Washington there are two quarterly reports that must be filed with two different agencies — one with the Employment Security Department (form 5208 A&B) and the other with the Department of Labor and Industries. The 5208A & 5208B reports filed with the Employment Security Department are basically for filing and paying […]

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Workers Compensation

| April 6, 2010

Unlike California and Oregon who allow private insurance companies to provide workers compensation coverage to employers within their respective states (or multiple policies if they operate in more than one state), the State of Washington has a government run workers compensation program – through the Department of Labor and Industries. In states where workers compensation […]

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Oregon Payroll Reports

| April 6, 2010

In the state of Oregon there is a state payroll tax report that must be filed quarterly called OQ which is a recap of wages paid during the quarter and taxes owed on those earnings (unemployment insurance, state withholding, TriMet Transit District, Lane Transit District, & Workers Benefit Fund Assessment.)   This report must be filed […]

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California Payroll Reports

| April 6, 2010

In the state of California there is a state payroll tax report that must be filed quarterly called a DE6 on which “subject wages” (those subject to State Disability Insurance tax) and PIT (Personal Income Tax) Withholding.  This report can be several pages long.  Many employers are required to or chose to file these reports […]

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