My firm is here to help you increase your financial power. We'll provide answers to your individual or business profitability, tax, accounting, bookkeeping, or QuickBooks questions. We will help you create income and then keep more of your well-earned dollars in your pockets and bank accounts.
The focus is on providing you with financial and business tools to help you create the life you want. Many clients find this through self-employment, starting a business, or better managing of their finances and taxes and we are here to answer your questions and assist you. We will work with you online or in person.
Certified Public Accountant in Elkhart Indiana
I am a QuickBooks Certified Pro Advisor. We will work with you for QuickBooks training, set up of your books, and maintenance of your QuickBooks accounting system. Let QuickBooks streamline your accounting tasks and give you the data you need for making better business decisions.
Are you ready to concentrate on managing your business and let someone else complete the bookkeeping and accounting? Contact us for monthly accounting services! We offer remote accounting and tax services - use our secure servers to send your receipt copies, data files, QuickBooks files, and other accounting data. Just scan or fax your receipts and we will process your data and use our secure servers to send your forms and results back. It's convenient, time-saving, and cost-saving. It has the added benefit of allowing you to upload and download your documents at your own convenience - our secure servers are available 24/7.
We are also pleased to work with your online QuickBooks program for your greater ease.
Our goal is to help your business become more efficient and profitable. We love that.
We will help you to minimize your taxes. We offer review and planning of projected taxes. Give us your tax data and information and we will give you an accurate, professionally prepared tax return. We take pride in high quality services and will work with you to be sure that you have taken every deduction and credit that you are entitled to for best results on your tax returns.
We prepare tax returns for individuals, S-Corporations, Corporations, LLC's, businesses, estates, and trusts.
We offer: Estate and Trust accounting and tax preparation. Final accounting. Final tax returns. Estate and trust tax returns. We can assist and advise the personal representative with fulfilling their duties.
We offer tax, accounting, and bookkeeping services as well as management consulting services. We will also work with you for QuickBooks set up, initial installation, and QuickBooks data entry. We will keep your accounting functions in order and give you reports that help you make better decisions about your business. We will help you use your financial data to increase your profitability and decrease your stress. Read More ....
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Proud Member of PASBA - Professional Association of Small Business Accountants
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1720 E Bristol St, Elkhart IN
Serving Elkhart County including Elkhart, Bristol, Goshen, Middlebury, and surrounding Indiana and Michigan cities in the Michiana area.
We also have many clients that we work with by postal mail and virtually by secure file upload/download.
Tax and Other News
Tax Season has begun! We have mailed out the appointment and checklist letters. If you have not received yours, please call or email the office.
This year, reporting and calculations are required for the new credits and penalties associated with individual health insurance coverage. Watch for Form 1095-A if you were covered by health insurance purchased through the marketplace, Form 1095-B if you had individual coverage, and Form 1095-C if you were covered by your employer. These forms will have information needed for completing your tax return.
Please call our office now for an appointment, or to arrange for drop-off, mail-in, or secure file upload of your tax return data.
We'd like to help you make sure you don't overpay your taxes. Invest your tax savings for a better future for you and your family.
If you still have not yet filed your 2013 or earlier return, it's time to get that worry off your back! Just contact my office and we will be happy to help you prepare your prior year return(s) so you can sleep easier at night.
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Estimated Tax Reminders
The first 2014 estimated Federal individual income tax payments were due April 15, 2014. The second and third payments were due June 16, 2014 and Sept 15, 2014. The last estimated payment for 2014 was due Jan 15, 2015.
Employment and Jobs in Indiana:
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Indiana Business News:
The US Department of Commerce released data on Real Personal Income for 2008-2012:
In the report, Indiana's Regional Price Parity, or in general the cost of general living items, is 8.9% below the US Average. Michigan is 5.6% below. Illinois is slightly above the average, or .6% above.
According to a survey by thumbtack.com*, the state of Indiana ranks #14 in the country for overall small business friendliness. Indiana is #3 in the nation for ranking of friendliness of employment, labor, and hiring regulations. This is good news for both business owners and employees!
As far as Indiana's tax system, the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council ranks Indiana #19 of the 50 states for best tax systems for entrepreneurship and small businesses. Prepare to watch this rise, though, because recent legislature has eliminated the inheritance taxes and will be reducing the corporate tax rates.
Michigan, by comparison, is ranked #11 of the 50 states in the same study of best business tax systems for entrepreneurship and small businesses.
*Small Business Survey: Methodology and Analysis, in partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, Nov 2011 and Jan 2012
PIN Numbers and Identity Theft
Choose your PIN number carefully. If you choose a number that is easily guessed, you could be asking for trouble. My latest article How to Select a PIN includes advice from the experts.
Indiana is experiencing a rapid rise in the number of identity theft cases on Indiana tax returns. In the 2013 tax season, Indiana reported approximately 1,500 cases of identity theft on tax returns. In the 2014 tax season, this number has risen to as many as 39,000 cases of identity theft!
What is identity theft on a tax return? It is where someone uses your name and social security number to file a fradulent tax return. This might be done to steal your tax refund or it might be done to create a totallly false tax return.
Use this link to determine your future social security benefits.
Information on your tax refund from the IRS.
The office is open from 9:30 to 4:30 Monday through Friday, other times by appointment. Please call for an appointment if you would like to meet with Patricia.
You are always welcome to leave a voice message or to drop off data in our drop slot. We especially encourage email correspondence.