with William Murphy IA's Senior Editor

Our old friend the Data Detective has returned to pen a letter on a new case about what might seem to be a QuickBooks anomaly, but actually is normal behavior. more

Oct 18, 2016 12:05 AM General Ledger 1 Comments

This week, we are taking a look back at portions of an earlier article; our return to this topic arises out of a readers’ question regarding an LLC taxed as an S-corporation. more

Aug 15, 2016 9:00 PM General Ledger

Trusted advisors need to be familiar with such metrics and law firm compensation methods. In this article we will look at the various metrics that apply to law firms and how they maybe associated with their compensation structure. more

Jun 22, 2016 7:39 PM People and Business 1 Comments

In this 2nd part of our first real content mini-series for Accounting Tips Tuesday, we will look at little more closely at making the decision about configuring the legal structure of your business entity. more

Apr 25, 2016 8:49 PM People and Business 5 Comments

We are skipping around a bit, but in this part of our series we are gong to look at the topic of law firm practice management. more

Apr 20, 2016 9:57 PM People and Business 1 Comments

Choosing the proper business entity type is a critical and significant business decision that can have major implications on the business. Rob Shaff breaks down the options in this 2 part series. more

Apr 18, 2016 9:05 PM General Ledger 2 Comments

Serving as a Trusted Advisor to Law Firms requires a unique 'skill set'. In this article we will look at the methodologies associated with the proper tracking and allocation of ‘costs’. more

Apr 4, 2016 9:48 PM People and Business 1 Comments

It's like a party celebration in my practice, because now there is a new way to group things together in QuickBooks Online. more

Apr 3, 2016 8:10 PM General Ledger 2 Comments

One of the most common forms of ‘data corruption’ that QuickBooks users report occurs with Memorized Reports and the Memorized Report List. more

Mar 21, 2016 9:54 PM General Ledger

Closing the Books is like closing the door – You’re saying I’m finished in that room and have moved on. more

Mar 13, 2016 4:25 PM General Ledger

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about the ability, or inability, to import QuickBooks files from QB-Enterprise to QuickBooks Online. Here are Seven Steps and some tips to get you there. more

Mar 6, 2016 4:25 PM General Ledger 2 Comments

This article looks at the concepts associated with how law firms perform their billing, including alternative fee arrangements. Trusted advisors will be required to develop expertise in multiple billing solutions that provide billing alternatives. more

Feb 22, 2016 11:46 PM People and Business 2 Comments

In this second installment of this series we will look at requirements for Client Trust and IOLTA Trust account management and accounting, including applicable legal and ethical requirements. more

Feb 8, 2016 10:41 PM People and Business 2 Comments

This series is written to help you start down the path of specializing as a trusted advisor to law firms. more

Jan 25, 2016 7:05 PM People and Business 1 Comments

In this final installment of Sales Tax Tuesday we look at the 'Final 5: those states without any 'state-wide' sales or use tax. more

Dec 29, 2015 12:02 AM Tax and Practice Management

While it is not a state, Washington, D.C. makes use of ‘Sales Tax’ in the same fashion the states we have studied use their Sales Tax, general government operations. more

Dec 21, 2015 10:24 PM Tax and Practice Management

While "everything maybe bigger" in Texas (as the saying goes) that doesn't really apply to Sales Tax since their sales taxes are 'on par' if not lower than many other jurisdictions, still the same it does have some funny tax rules and regulations. more

Dec 14, 2015 9:18 PM Tax and Practice Management

Louisiana, home to some of the 'best food on the planet' spawned by cultural influences, has a state sales tax rate of 4%, but their total sales tax rate can be as high as 11% based on local sales taxes. more

Dec 7, 2015 9:10 PM Tax and Practice Management

"Miss...iss...ipp...i" imposes a sales tax on the retail sale or lease of tangible personal property, and that includes the purchase of Krispy Kreme donuts bought by an Oklahoman who drove all the way to Gulfport just to get them. more

Nov 30, 2015 10:13 PM Tax and Practice Management

You can't let the cold confuse your sales tax computations with rates that vary by jurisdiction and products. more

Nov 23, 2015 8:56 PM Tax and Practice Management

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