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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What You Need to Know about the Residential Energy Credit

October 29th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Planning to install solar electric equipment on or in your home? Timing is everything for taxpayers looking to take advantage of the Residential Energy Efficient Property (REEP) Credit. For years prior to 2017, an individual taxpayer is eligible for an energy tax credit in an amount equal to 30 percent of “qualified solar electric property […]

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Justin Horr Rolls Up Sleeves & Digs In to Become World’s Toughest Mudder 2015

October 28th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Justin Horr, a Staff Accountant here at Rodman & Rodman, CPAs will compete in the World’s Toughest Mudder® competition November 14-15, 2015 in Nevada! Justin will be competing for the Worlds Toughest Mudder title and First Place Men’s Prize of $10,000, as well as raising money for the Wounded Warrior Project. In this extreme competition, […]

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Receiving Payments in QuickBooks

June 28th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

It’s probably one of your favorite QuickBooks activities. Be sure you understand the mechanics of recording payments. There are numerous ways to prioritize your workday. Do the most difficult things first. Get important phone calls out of the way. Respond to customer emails. But it’s likely that one activity takes precedence when you see that […]

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Payroll and Tax Requirements for Employing Domestic Workers

June 25th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

The IRS defines a household employer as someone who pays an individual to perform duties in or around his or her home. Employees falling within this category include nannies, senior caregivers, private nurses and housekeepers, to name a few. If the household employee is paid more than the $1,900 threshold for 2015, the homeowners are […]

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Another Strike Against “Greenaphobia”

June 18th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Perhaps the most persistent argument we hear against large-scale penetration of renewable energy is the potential impact on grid reliability. How can we count on growing proportions of intermittent generation that is dependent upon meteorological events over which we have no control? Interestingly, The Brattle Group for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEE Institute) just […]

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Working With Your Accounts in QuickBooks Online

June 15th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

“Account” can mean more than one thing in QuickBooks Online. Here’s a look at its multiple concepts. Until you started doing your company’s accounting, the word “account” probably meant a checking or savings account at a bank or your identifying information at a place like a brokerage. In QuickBooks Online, “account” can mean the same […]

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Are You Using the Right Business Structure?

June 8th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

The business structure you use – sole proprietor, LLC, etc. – has tremendous impact on how your company operates and pays taxes. A business structure is simply an organizational framework. The IRS requires you to select one for your company, since this designation will determine the tax forms you’ll file as well as who is […]

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Why You Should Be Using Mobile Apps with QuickBooks

May 31st, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Intuit discontinued its own QuickBooks mobile app a while back, but there’s still plenty of processing power available for your smartphone or tablet. In days gone by, running a company was a 40 hour per week proposition. You might have taken work home some evenings or gone into the office on weekends. Those days are […]

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