Congress Provides Tax Relief and Help for the Disabled

December 18th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Just before adjourning on December 16, the Senate passed the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014 (TIPA), which was passed by the House on December 3. The White House announced that President Obama will sign the law, which renews more than 50 expired tax breaks. This gives taxpayers just 10 days — excluding the federal […]

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QuickBooks Quick Tip: Using Statements In QuickBooks: The Basics

December 15th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Most small businesses use invoices for billing customers. But there are times when you may want to send statements instead of – or in addition to – invoices. One of the more enjoyable parts of your job is probably sending invoices to your customers to bill for products and/or services is probably one of the […]

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Do You Qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit?

December 15th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

There are many requirements you must meet in order to qualify, but it may lower your tax bill. Supporting a family can be difficult, not to mention expensive.  Working families whose income is fairly low need all the help they can get with their income taxes. The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was put in […]

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QuickBooks Quick Tip: Using the Vendor Center in QuickBooks Online

December 1st, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Whoever handles Accounts Payable for your company has an unenviable job. While the Accounts Receivable person gets to send invoices and happily record payments, the A/P employee has to make sure that: Complete records exist for all vendors. Billing information – including due dates — is entered correctly for all accounts. Bills are entered when […]

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QuickBooks QuickTip: Understanding Your QuickBooks Online Accounts

November 18th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

The word “account” can mean more than one thing in QuickBooks Online. Before you started doing accounting tasks for your small business, the word “account” simply referred to your accounts at a financial institution – checking, savings, credit cards, etc. QuickBooks Online lets you access these same kinds of accounts via the internet and download […]

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The Road to Emerald City Isn’t Always Beautiful

October 18th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Windmills are pretty in Dutch paintings, but on today’s farms in Oklahoma…not so much. In a recent AP article, a Northern Oklahoma real estate developer claims “the wind industry is turning the Oklahoma landscape into a “giant industrial complex.” In Massachusetts the ban on commercial food waste in landfills began just three weeks ago, but […]

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2014 a Big Year for Driving Future Growth of Anaerobic Digesters in New England

September 24th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

2014 will mark a major milestone for the recycling of food and other organic wastes in the three New England States of Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Effective since July 2014, Vermont Act 148 bans the disposal of plastic, aluminum and metal containers, tin foil, paper/cardboard, leaf/yard residuals, and food scraps into landfills. Originally passed in […]

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MA DOR Announces Two-Month Tax Amnesty Program for Qualified Massachusetts Taxpayers

September 11th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

According to a recent announcement by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue, this month approximately 300,000 qualifying taxpayers will receive a Tax Amnesty Notice informing them that they qualify for the tax amnesty program.  The two-month amnesty program designed to encourage the payment of delinquent taxes by Massachusetts individuals and businesses, will run from September 1 […]

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Both Massachusetts and Feds Attempt to Spur R&D with Simplified Tax Credits

August 28th, 2014 by The Rodman Team

On August 13, a new economic development bill was signed into Massachusetts law by Governor Patrick. Among the many business development incentives was a restructuring of the Commonwealth’s research & development tax credit rules which is viewed by many as outdated and complicated.  The new bill will allow businesses to opt for a an alternative […]

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Even Baby Steps Result in Forward Progress

August 21st, 2014 by The Rodman Team

Rodman & Rodman expressed its hopes that passage of Bill H4185 in the Massachusetts House and Senate would permanently eliminate net metering caps for solar projects in the Commonwealth. In our opinion, H4185 was an extremely workable compromise that would have created strong solar investment to easily meet or exceed the Commonwealth’s 2020 PV solar goals, while […]

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