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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Could the Tesla Powerwall Make a Night and Day Difference?

May 21st, 2015 by The Rodman Team

With expectations of streamlining their brand into the energy storage market, Elon Musk launched his first non-automotive product line several weeks ago by unveiling the Tesla Powerwall. Set to become the first mass-produced storage battery for the home, this first generation technology is already proving that it has a long road to travel before the […]

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Preventing Data Theft in QuickBooks

May 4th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Be proactive about the security of your QuickBooks company file, and you’ll be less likely to encounter data theft. Thanks to the internet, privacy has been on the wane over the last few years. We assume that our addresses and phone numbers are public information, thanks to sites like Switchboard and We hope that […]

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Start Planning for 2015 Income Taxes Now: 5 Tips

April 22nd, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Even if your 2014 refund hasn’t hit the mailbox yet, it’s time to get a jump on your 2015 taxes. What does the phrase “tax planning” mean to you? Hurriedly giving charitable donations in December to try to knock down your total income tax obligation Setting aside time for tax preparation as soon as your […]

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Deciding How Much is Too Much of a Good Thing

April 15th, 2015 by The Rodman Team

Fueled by the federal Production Tax Credit and additional state incentives, the wind industry has boomed in the U.S., experiencing annual average growth rates in excess of 25%. Two states where wind has been a shining success are Texas and Oklahoma, both of which generate over 14% of their electricity requirements from wind turbines. It’s […]

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