5 12, 2017

7 Steps to Audit-Proof Your Tax Return

2017-11-29T17:21:21+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Helpful Tips, Tax Advice|

Follow these 7 Steps to Audit-Proof Your Tax Return to make your return less susceptible to an IRS audit.

1. Be neatAudit Proof your Taxes

A neatly prepared, computer-generated return looks much better to the IRS staffers reviewing your return. All reputable tax pros now complete their returns using computers, and there are a number of really good do-it-yourself computer programs for PCs and Macs alike. Some […]

1 12, 2017

How to Make Itemized Deductions

2017-11-29T19:56:25+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Tax Advice, Uncategorized|

How to make IRS Itemized Deductions, from the experts.

View this video to hear directly from the IRS how to make itemized deductions. Have the correct records and itemizations. Canceled checks or credit card statements often work, though record keeping rules vary. Learn more here!

Learn more about Itemized Deductions at irs.gov, charitable contributions. Or contact the Financial experts at The Red Bench today.

2 11, 2017

Small Business Guides – Year end checklist

2017-11-01T19:03:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Cloud Accounting, Services, Tax Advice|

Year end is approaching. It’s a good idea to make an early start on tidying and preparing your accounting information. That will make tax filing easier – and this checklist will help you do it.

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 […]

1 11, 2017

What does your business do when a disaster strikes?

2017-11-01T18:43:31+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Banking, Helpful Tips, Services, Staff|

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

When it’s 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 come together as […]

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

2017-11-01T18:17:40+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 […]

14 07, 2017

Find the right loan for your business.

2017-09-08T23:05:02+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Banking, Helpful Tips|

What Type of Loan Is Right for Your Business?

Not all business loans are created equal. These tips can help you determine what type of loan you need to be looking for, and how to get it.

1. Figure out what you can afford.

It can be easy to get caught up in the excitement of a growing business. But before you get too overzealous, it’s important to remain realistic. […]

7 07, 2017

Don’t Lose Your Top Employees

2017-09-08T23:21:34+00:00 July 7th, 2017|Helpful Tips, Videos|

Keep good employees from leaving and heading toward a bigger corporation.

This video talks about understanding your employees and connecting with them on a personal level. What causes employees to want to venture out and try something new? Is it the cash or is it more? In the flow of life nowadays, you will find a you personally connect to your employees, that there are greater values than that of straight cash. What about family, time, and […]

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