Monday, December 28, 2015

Ways the New PATH Tax Law Helps You

Once again in 2015, Congress waited until just a few days before year end to pass a law to extend the life of many popular and helpful deductions in the tax code.  The difference this time is they made many of these items permanent, and in some cases also improved them.

Here are the key ways this will help you:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

My Spouse Is In Jail. How Do I File Taxes?

Recently I had the following dialogue, which perhaps may be helpful to others:

Dear Doug, I have a tax question.  I'm getting a divorce.  My spouse is in jail.  How do I go about filing taxes when it is time?

Answer:  You can for sure submit a tax return using the status "married filing separately".  If you did not live with your spouse even one day during the last six months of the year, you may do better filing using the status "head of household", if you meet the other requirements for that status.  Either way you don't have to involve your spouse, who will be on their own to meet tax filing requirements on any income they had for the year.

Follow-up question:  How does it work with my spouse being in jail?

Answer:  You file a separate return without them.

As with anything else, these decisions are highly personalized.  Be sure to get qualified help to make sure you make the best legal choice for you.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Becoming Profitable By Feeling Your Customers' Pain

The key to a steady, profitable revenue stream is to provide better solutions to your customers' pain points, better solutions to their strongest needs, than your competitors do. You do this by ...

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Top 10 Ways The Tax Extenders Law Will Help You - If You Act Very Fast!

Over 50 benefits in the tax law expired at the end of 2013.  As you've probably heard Congress passed a last minute bill to extend most of them to the end of 2014.  The President signed this December 19, so this is now official.

I will leave to others the discussion of how much this hurt all of us that it took until this late hour to get this done.  And, yes, this means we are going through this all over again next year.

Let's get to what you really care about - a Top 10 list of what will save you tax right now this year in this law:  (And get on this right away, you only have until December 31 to take action on these)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Become Profitable Through Business Organization!

Question 6 of the 12 Most Asked Questions When Starting a Business is:

How can the business effectively delegate responsibilities so each and every need of the business is assigned to a particular position and there is an orderly accountability to each?

In less than 90 seconds, this video gives 7 points that answer this question.

I look forward to working with you on these concepts and more.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

QuickBooks Classes in Hurricane Begin Dec 8

Announcing QuickBooks training classes in Hurricane, Utah!

  • Each class lasts 45-60 minutes, with opportunities to ask personalized questions throughout the presentation.  
  • Class size is limited to 8 to ensure individual attention.  
  • Tuition is $25 per class, pick the topics most beneficial to you!
  • Location:  Accutek Solutions, 51 North 1000 West, Suite 5
  • Reserve your seat now by emailing Alisa Davis:  

Here's the schedule (all of these classes begin at 10 am):

Monday, December 8.  Lesson 1: Getting Started - A Quick Overview of the Accounting You Need To Know To Use QuickBooks

Thursday, August 28, 2014

12 Most Asked Questions When Starting A Business (Final 4)

This is the third of a three-video series that discuss the 12 most asked questions when starting a business.

I look forward to working with you on these questions and more.