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20 01, 2018

The skinny on paying estimated taxes: What you need to know to avoid the ire of the IRS

2017-12-14T21:17:14+00:00 January 20th, 2018|FAQ, Helpful Tips, Tax Advice|

Paying estimated taxes – What you need to know

Do you get an income that comes free of taxes? If so, you probably should be paying estimated taxes on a quarterly basis.

It doesn’t matter whether the untaxed money comes from a job, investments, alimony or prizes you’ve won. If Uncle Sam doesn’t get his share close to the time you received the money, you could end up owing not only taxes but also penalties and […]

14 01, 2018

Say no to the spreadsheet to do your bookkeeping

2017-12-27T18:59:05+00:00 January 14th, 2018|Banking, Cloud Accounting, Services|

From pen and paper to digital convenience we can make it happen!

Say No To The Spreadsheet

When helping a new client I am always surprised to see the sheer quantity of business owners that do their own bookkeeping using a combination of a box of receipts and excel.

So, what’s holding them back from using an accounting program? The majority of customers I speak to say they still rely […]

2 11, 2017

Small Business Guides – Year end checklist

2017-12-14T22:13:32+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Bookkeeping, Cloud Accounting, Helpful Tips, Services, Tax Advice|

Year end is approaching. It’s a good idea to make an early start on tidying and preparing your accounting information.

Understand your obligations

You need to start preparing your business accounts towards the end of the financial year so that they’re ready for tax filing and form submission. For many businesses, that’s the end of the calendar year too. And December can be a busy time, so it pays to start […]

1 11, 2017

What does your business do when a disaster strikes?

2017-12-14T22:18:40+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Bookkeeping, Helpful Tips, Staff|

Fires, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and floods can happen at any time … sometimes, they happen all at once.

When disaster strikes and is close to home, it can be easier to see the need in front of you, but what about when it’s somewhere else and impacts clients, vendors or even your staff’s family members? When your business feels compelled to help, it’s sometimes hard to identify how to even get started. Here are a few ideas on you can […]

1 11, 2017

Calculating Sales Tax for Online Businesses

2017-11-01T19:04:26+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Cloud Accounting, Tax Advice|

Stay up to date with the latest news and legislation about sales tax. Here are the basics.


A nexus is when a company maintains a permanent or temporary presence within a particular state. If your business is headquartered in Chicago, for example, you would need to collect sales tax from customers in the state of Illinois. This is called a substantial nexus.

You might also have a nexus in states where your company […]

1 11, 2017

What’s New in Apps: October 2017

2017-11-01T18:44:35+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Cloud Accounting|

Fall is in the air – and just like farmers around the country, Intuit® is “harvesting” new apps that integrate with QuickBooks® Online (QBO). Here is a sampling of some of the new apps:

  • Team Pay: Enables your employees to request, approve, pay for and reconcile all of their purchasing into QBO, automatically through virtual VISA cards issued in Slack.
  • integraRental: Rental software solution designed to grow your rental […]
23 10, 2017

Get a Fresh Start in 2018 with Modern Bookkeeping Services

2017-12-14T22:28:39+00:00 October 23rd, 2017|Cloud Accounting, Helpful Tips, Services|

Dominate 2018 with using cloud accounting and a bookkeeping team that can help streamline your bookkeeping processes.

As an entrepreneur, you’ve got big dreams and ambitions. It’s time to get a financial team and modern bookkeeping system to match those ambitions. It’s time to get a fresh start with Red Bench Financial.

What do we mean by that?

Too many entrepreneurs want to do big things, but […]

11 09, 2017

Payroll Compliance Checklist

2017-09-11T16:20:05+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Payroll|

 Compliance checklist

With all the tax and compliance services that Red Bench’s Payroll Services provides, it’s easy to forget that the government requires some additional info from you. Let’s go over the items below to make sure you’re compliant with key federal and state employment regulations. If you have any questions on our easy to follow compliant checklist below contact us today and we can help.

1. Fill out employee onboarding forms

When you hire […]

19 02, 2017

Hiring New Employees Tips

2017-08-11T14:37:41+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Helpful Tips|

Small Business Much Needed Hiring New Employee Tips…

Here are some much needed small business hiring tips. It’s that time of year where your business may benefit from hiring seasonal help. But not all help is the right help. It’s vital to the success of your business to find the right people for the job. And finding that person can be simple if you know what to look for. There are many things […]

19 02, 2017

Spring Cleaning for your Small Business

2017-08-11T14:44:01+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Helpful Tips|

Small Business Spring Cleaning Tips…

Spring cleaning season is upon us and it’s not just time to declutter your office or take inventory, it’s also the right time of year for small business owners to get organized financially. From reviewing business expenses, to managing cash flow and revising business plans, every business owner can benefit from a financial refresh. Below are three financial tips to help you stay on track this season. Tidying […]

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