Make QuickBooks Your Own: Specify Your Preferences

June 29th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Your business is unique. Make sure that QuickBooks knows how you operate. QuickBooks was designed to be used by millions of businesses. In fact, it’s possible to install it, answer a few questions about your company, and start working right away. However, we strongly suggest you take the time to specify your Preferences. QuickBooks devotes […]

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Tax Planning, 12 Months a Year

June 29th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

We’re halfway through 2016. What do you know about this year’s income tax obligation? Your 2016 income taxes are probably not at the top of your mind in the middle of summer. After all, it seems like you just filed your 2015 taxes (or you put in for an extension). Maybe you made your two […]

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The Renewable Energy & Clean Tech Platform – Part Two

June 24th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

In the second of our two-part series, we’re discussing how this year’s candidates line up on renewable and clean sources of energy. As we had mentioned in last month’s issue, the platform of combating climate change and weaning the country off of foreign sourced fossil fuels has been a steady mantra for the Democratic candidates […]

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The Renewable Energy and Clean Tech Platform – Part One

May 31st, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Every four years when America goes to the polls to elect a new President, taxpayers are anxious on what the candidates’ policies will be and how they will impact themselves and their businesses. Under the Obama administration, an atmosphere of pro-renewable and clean sources of energy allowed for legislation to promote and grow the clean […]

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Cap Lifted, Rate Dropped. MA Solar Industry Back on Track.

May 10th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

In April, Governor Baker signed into law a crucial solar net metering bill. Although the bill is basically a short-term fix, we were able to breathe a collective sigh of relief after five long months of negotiation between the House and Senate as they struggled to come up with this compromise bill. The new law […]

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Are You Applying Finance Charges? Should You Be?

April 28th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

Assessing finance charges is a complicated process. But if you have a lot of late payments coming in, you may want to consider it. There are many reasons why your customers send in payments past their due dates. Maybe they missed or misplaced your invoice, or they’re disputing the charges. They might not be very […]

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Urging for a Standalone Solar Bill in Massachusetts

March 30th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

The recent extension to the solar investment tax credit (ITC) was welcome news with its promise of a stable investment environment and continued job growth (potentially thousands of jobs) in the green sector. To recap, the legislation extended the temporary 30 percent energy ITC for solar property from its current 2016 expiration through 2019. The […]

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Proposing a Climate Change Coexistence with Capitalism

February 23rd, 2016 by The Rodman Team

The U.S. has a leadership role in the world and with that, a responsibility to not only recognize, but address climate change. Our presidential candidates are proud to consider the U.S. the greatest nation on earth. But, if we are to command the respect of the rest of the world’s leaders, then we need to move […]

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Energy Incentives Extended and Revived

January 25th, 2016 by The Rodman Team

In a major boost to the green energy sector, recently enacted tax legislation extends and/or re-enacts major tax breaks for energy companies. This is welcome news, especially for solar and wind companies, developers and investors. Although somewhat surprising that legislation was enacted now, especially extending the solar investment tax credit (ITC), it appears that Congress […]

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Raising Net Metering Caps

November 30th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

In Massachusetts, electricity customers from the major utilities (National Grid, NStar, WMECO and Unitil) are allowed to use energy they produce on-site to offset their energy costs drawn from that utility, in what is known as net metering. A customer’s energy generating facility, such as a rooftop solar system, that is smaller than 60 kilowatts […]

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