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Thanking Clients

thank-clientsEveryone likes to be appreciated.  Once you realize that your business wouldn’t exist without your clients, it becomes easier to feel genuine gratitude for everyone on your roster.  When you are able to express that gratitude, you’ll find that your clients feel better about the services you offer. 

Now is the perfect time to let your clients know that you are thankful for their business.  You’ll find that they’ll be more likely to refer their friends and family to your business when they recognize your sincere appreciation.

Here are 5 simple ideas for expressing gratitude to you clients:

1. Thank-You Cards.  Hand-written thank you cards demonstrate sincere appreciation for a client’s service.  And you don’t have to send them all at once.  Take the time to write one per week to clients, vendors, and other colleagues.

2. Give a Gift Card. For a low cost you can give clients gift cards for restaurants, movie theaters, gas stations, book stores, etc.  It may not seem like much, but this small gesture can do a lot to compliment your clients and inspire customer loyalty.

3. Pay for Lunch. You should consider taking your clients to lunch once a year in an effort to get to know them better while reevaluating their business demands.  In this, you ensure that the services you currently provide align with their financial needs.  And your payment of the bill will be an act of gratitude they won’t soon forget.

4. Offer Free Financial Tips and Advice.  This can come in the form of a free print or electronic newsletter that you distribute to all current and prospective clients.  Your newsletter can include at least one article offering valuable financial information.  In the process you will demonstrate industry expertise, promote your business, and remind clients of just how valuable your services really are.

5. Offer a One-Time Service Discount. Jim Rohn said, “One customer, well taken care of, could be more valuable than $10,000 worth of advertising.”  Showing appreciation for clients will not only improve retention, but also makes it more likely that they’ll refer your services to friends and family.  These valuable referrals are worth far more than the discount or complimentary services you can offer in show of your gratitude.  Consider providing a free service or giving them a significant discount on future services.  This not only provides incentive to refer friends and family your way, but it gives these clients just another good reason to stay with you long term.

 Thanksgiving isn’t the only time of year you can show thanks.  Consider the many ways you can demonstrate true gratitude to your clients year-round; they are, in fact, what keep your business running.

Register for Universal’s FREE Start Today Seminar

From DC to Texas and Canada to California—Universal travels the country providing free 3-hour seminars teaching the secrets to establishing a successful accounting and bookkeeping service.  There you’ll learn how to enhance your service offerings while increasing your bottom lime!  Look at our schedule and register for one of our seminars in a city near you.  As attendee Dennis Shumway explained, “I have been involved in financial service for 20 years and have attended seminars all over the country. The quality of this class has been head and shoulders above any class that I have ever taken.”

Take advantage of this FREE opportunity now!  Register today!

7 Tips for Building Teamwork

teamwork-skillsWhether you own your own practice with a support staff or work for an employer, you need to be a good team player.  This requires you to see your employees as teammates working towards the same goals.  Otherwise, you might find yourself and your business on the bench.  Here are 7 tips in building teamwork in the workplace: 

  1. Communicate. Without effective communication, even the most brilliant team will fail.  To facilitate good communication, you must read and respond to all team correspondence.  Also, listen to your teammates and contribute when appropriate, which includes accepting and giving feedback.  
  1. Be open.  Sometimes ideas don’t sound plausible simply because you didn’t think of them first.  Listen to your teammates, and don’t be quick to criticize.  Encourage brainstorming and free-thinking.  And don’t shoot down ideas simply because they’re unusual or unconventional.  
  1. Be friendly. Oscar the Grouch may have friends on Sesame Street, but let’s be honest, no one wants the Office Grouch on their team.  As you build good relationships with your teammates, you foster a positive work environment that enables all to feel comfortable. 
  1. Contribute.  Attend all meetings (try not to be late) and respond to team correspondence when appropriate.  Give compliments when deserved, and work towards not only your success, but the success of your teammates.  
  1. Be responsible.  You must set the perfect example.  Allow your teammates the opportunity to see you fulfilling your obligations, going above and beyond what is required of you.  This lets them know that your expectations for their performance are no less than your expectations for yourself. 
  1. Don’t be a know-it-all.  No one likes a smarty-pants.   It’s good to contribute your thoughts and ideas, but your teammates will roll their eyes once you begin to have all the answers. Be willing to sit back and give others the chance to shine.  
  1. Avoid complaining.  Whining and complaining only generates negative energy.  You also create a reputation as a wet blanket, and employees will not enjoy working for you.  Be sure to never complain about others.  And gossiping about teammates will always come back to haunt you.   

Working as a team is often the best way to generate great ideas and have access to the collective skill-set necessary to carry them out.  Sometimes being a team player means you have to put yourself second in order to earn more points in the end.  Whatever effort it requires, you will be a better business owner in the end if you learn how to work well with others.

Motivate Your Team 

If you need a little inspiration to motivate you and your team to success, we suggest you consider working with UAC’s motivation speakers.  Universal Accounting Center has some exceptional speakers on staff that can motivate you and your team to excel.  With a number of individuals experienced in a variety of topics, they can help you better serve your clients, better market your practice, and better grow your wealth.  Learn more about Universal Accounting Center’s speaker and book one for your next event!

PTIN Renewal and New Filing Season Program

Treasury tax check with cash.

PTIN Renewal

If you’re a paid tax preparer and haven’t already done so, now is the time to submit applications and renewals for your PTIN.  The IRS recently released information, including an audio troubleshooting video, designed to help tax professionals complete this important requirement with little time and energy.

It can be accomplished by completing three simple steps:

  1. Login to your PTIN account (or register for a new one).
  2. Complete the online renewal application which requires the verification of personal information.
  3. Pay the $63 renewal fee online using a credit or debit card.

You can also fulfil this requirement using a hardcopy form that can be mailed directly to the IRS for processing.

Annual Filing Season Program

The IRS is encouraging non-credentialed tax preparers to increase their level of professionalism by obtaining continuing education credits.  Tax preparers become eligible for the Annual Filing Season Program (AFSP) by obtaining 18 hours of continuing education which includes a six-hour federal tax law refresher course with test.  All those who received an AFSP Record of Completion from the IRS will be included in a public database of return preparers the IRS will launch in January 2015.

Those who passed the Registered Tax Return Preparer (RTRP) test offered between November 2011 and January 2013 must fulfill the 15-hour CE requirement each year to secure an AFSP—Record of Completion.  According to the IRS press release, “Those who passed the RTRP test and certain other recognized national and state tests are exempt from the six-hour federal tax law refresher course with test.”

With programs such as these, the IRS continues to encourage paid tax preparers to increase their professionalism by investing in continuing education.  Also, changes in the representation rights of return preparers will change come 2016.  At that time:

Attorneys, CPAs, and enrolled agents will continue to be the only tax professionals with unlimited representation rights, meaning they can represent their clients on any matters including audits, payment/collection issues, and appeals.

AFSP participants will have limited representation rights, meaning they can represent clients whose returns they prepared and signed, but only before revenue agents, customer service representatives, and similar IRS employees, including the Taxpayer Advocate Service.

PTIN holders without an AFSP – Record of Completion or other professional credential will only be permitted to prepare tax returns. They will not be allowed to represent clients before the IRS.

For more information, visit the official IRS website.

Universal Accounting Helps Tax Preparers Succeed

At Universal, we also believe it’s important to prepare for the future, and we’re interested in seeing your future success as a tax preparer.  Our Professional Tax Preparer Program is designed to help professionals like you master tax preparation, becoming efficient in the completion of individual and business returns.  If you would like to learn more, visit Universal for a free video today!


–.  “New!  Annual Filing Season Program.”

–.  “PTIN Requirements for Tax Return Preparers.”

5 Tips in Running a Successful Family Practice

family-businessFamily businesses: they seem to work really well or fail miserably.  That’s not to say that family-run businesses can’t be highly rewarding and lucrative.  However, if you’re participating in a family business, it’s important that you understand what you’re up against.  Working with relatives can be tricky unless you have a game plan—a series of rules to live by in order to achieve maximum success.  Here are 5 tips in running an efficient family business:

1. Discourage alliances among family members.  This factor often contributes to the failure of family-run businesses.  When members of a family business begin keeping secrets from certain factions, creating alliances and excluding individuals from crucial business decisions, a division results that can destroy a company.

2. Communicate.  It’s no accident that this tip follows the one discouraging family alliances.  In order to avoid poor business etiquette that can seep into family-run organizations, it’s important to have open lines of communication.  As with any business, you should have regular managerial and staff meetings to ensure that everyone is on the same page.  Also, create email groups so that business correspondence is sure to travel to all vested parties. 

3. Only hire qualified relatives.  Family-run businesses can become the island of misfit employees if you’re not careful.  They are often the go-to business when Cousin Joe is down on his luck again, and your relatives believe you certainly have something that can keep him busy and employed.  Don’t get caught in that trap!  Just like any other viable business, you must hire qualified and trustworthy employees.  Hard as it may be, you shouldn’t lower your expectations in order to hire relatives.

4. Have a succession plan.  You may think you or your father or your great uncle Richard will run the company indefinitely, but the truth is, situations and circumstances change, and a company will be more likely to survive those changes if a succession plan is firmly in place.  You should go through proper legal channels to ensure your succession plan is solid.

5. Avoid arbitrary compensation plans.  Employees should be paid according to their expertise and overall company contribution.  If Cousin Joe, the guy who’s down on his luck, begins making more than a long-term employee with considerable expertise and experience, one could argue that this relative is receiving preferential treatment.  Don’t put yourself in such a precarious legal and ethical position.  Create a compensation chart, with the help of a professional if necessary, and follow it strictly.

Family businesses can be lucrative and fulfilling ventures, but only when handled properly.  Take the necessary precautions to ensure that your family business is in the best position to succeed, with all those involved.

Join the Discussion

When it comes to topics like this one, it can be difficult to find a group of small business owners with whom you can ask questions, share insights, and offer advice.  Luckily there are online discussions groups, listservs and forums to help you connect with these individuals.  Universal Accounting Center has developed a forum for financial professionals to provide just that community environment for which you may have been searching.  Please join us and make our community stronger, and to “talk” about issues that matter to you.  Members are free to ask questions, provide resources and take advantage of the resources others may offer.  Join us today! 

Declutter Your Office

declutterAre you overwhelmed by stacks of paperwork?  And are your files overflowing with documents?  Many professionals expected paperwork to diminish as technology advanced, but old habits die hard, and many of us are still overrun by hardcopies.  But there is hope!

In a recent article, Cris Burnam, author and entrepreneur in the self-storage industry, shares “3 Simple Ways to De-Clutter Your Office.”

1. Recycle bins.  As Burnam explains, “If your office isn’t full of recycling bins, it should be.  Not only does recycling save trees and energy, but placing recycling bins in every room of your office will also eliminate extra paper piling up on desks.”  In addition, Burnam states that the average white-collar worker will waste more than four hours a week searching for lost documents, a number that could be significantly reduced by eliminating excess paperwork.

2. Cloud storage.  You no longer need to keep large client files in an overrun filing cabinet.  You can now backup digital copies of all those files in cloud storage, a remote server enabling you to store, manage and process data.  This takes zero physical space while protecting your data and streamlining your processes, ridding yourself of unnecessary hardcopies.

3. Self-storage. If you still have a significant amount of paperwork that you need to save, consider renting a storage unit.  Burnam says, “You can use it to store inventory, supplies, records, and other items you don’t need on a daily basis.”

While these tips sound simple, each takes time and energy.  Also keep in mind that in addition to eliminating physical clutter, you may also need to eliminate digital clutter as well.  Do you need to delete some of the bookmarks from your browser to eliminate confusion?  Does your virtual desktop need a good cleaning?  And do your file folders contain multiple electronic versions of the same documents?  Be sure to streamline your electronic records as well.  But don’t feel obligated to tackle all these tips today.  In fact, it might be more effective if you spent one week on each task, ensuring that you are thorough and complete.

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Burnam, Cris.  “3 Simple Ways to De-Clutter Your Office.”  7 October 2014

IRS Offers Online Tax Seminars

tax-tipsOn October 1st the IRS announced the availability of online seminars filmed at the 2014 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums.  Tax professionals can register for these self-study seminars and receive continuing professional education credits.

These 14 seminars can be accessed at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums Online (NTFO) and cover the following topics:

  • Highlights of the 2014 income tax law changes
  • Overview of the premium tax credit and the individual shared responsibility provision
  • Updates to and overview of Treasury Circular No. 230
  • Improvements to the process for securing an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number 

This online training is delivered through various media, including interactive videos, PowerPoint slides and transcripts.

According to the press release, “The online forums are registered with the IRS Return Preparer Office and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a qualified sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE). For a fee, Enrolled Agents and CPAs taking NTFO seminars can earn CPE credits. To earn CPE credits, users must create an account, answer review questions throughout the seminar, and pass short tests at the end of the seminars.”

The seminars can also be audited for free.  However, those who audit the seminars will not be able to access review questions, nor can they receive credit for completing the seminar.

For more information or to see seminars from prior-year IRS Nationwide Tax Forums, visit the NTFO.

Universal Accounting’s Tax Training

UA’s Professional Tax Preparer program will help you establish yourself as a trained and trustworthy tax professional.  You can earn the Professional Tax Preparer Designation while receiving up to 60 CPE credits, depending on the number of modules you complete.

UAC’s Professional Tax Preparer (PTP) program will not only give you hands-on training in completing full individual (1040) and business returns (1065, 1120, 1120S), but it will also provide you with the following:

  • 20 hours of valuable video instruction
  • 2 instructional manuals
  • Step-by-step instruction in becoming a sole practitioner
  • One year of follow-up support from expert tax preparers
  • The opportunity to earn valuable professional certification
  • Our iron-clad, risk-free guarantee

Call 1-877-833-7909 to enroll today, and improve your competitive advantage while securing your professional standing in the tax industry.


–.  “Online Seminars from the 2014 IRS Nationwide Tax Forums are Now Available.”  1 October 2014

IRS Warns of “Phishing” Scam

fraudOn September 24th, the IRS issued a press release warning financial institutions of scams designed to steal FATCA-related account data.  Scam artists posing as the IRS have fraudulently requested Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FACTA) holder identity and financial account information.  The press release emphasizes that the IRS does not require institutions to provide such data over the phone, by fax or via email.  Nor does the IRS ever require FATCA registration passwords or other confidential account access information.

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen explains, “Tax scams using the IRS name can take many forms and they are not limited by national borders.  People should always be cautious before sending sensitive information to anyone.”

Reports of such fraud have been reported in multiple countries and continents.  Those targeted are financial institutions registered to comply with FATCA and those in jurisdictions required to uphold intergovernmental agreements (IGAs) to implement FATCA.

These types of fraudulent requests qualify as “phishing” scams, and anyone who suspects having been likewise approached are asked to report it to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) or through the TIGTA secure website.  For more information, please visit the official IRS website.

Become an Official Tax Professional

Tax preparation is a lucrative business.  Consider that first-time preparers submit tax forms for 50 clients, charging an average of $150 each.  They make, roughly, $7500 working the 45 days before April 15th, and that’s before they have had much time to build a solid clientele.  For many people, this represents 3 months of salary.  That’s an appealing career path for many individuals.

Whether you want to earn a significant amount of money on the side or start your own full-time tax practice, you can appreciate the value of comprehensive tax preparation training.

The Professional Tax Preparer Program 

UAC’s Professional Tax Preparer (PTP) program will enable you to become proficient in the completion of individual and business returns.  The PTP provides you with the following:

  • Convenient online training
  • 20 hours of valuable video instruction
  • Hands-on training in completing full individual (1040) and business returns (1065, 1120, 1120S)
  • Step-by-step instruction in becoming a sole practitioner
  • One year of follow-up support from expert tax preparers
  • The opportunity to earn valuable professional certification
  • Our iron-clad, risk-free guarantee 

The Value of Tax Training

In today’s world of complex tax laws and increasing tax fraud occurrences, like the one described above, tax payers are looking for specialists with credentials.  It affords clients peace of mind to know that the individual they’re working with is qualified and knowledgeable.  It also affords the tax preparer peace of mind to know they’ve been properly trained.  Universal recognizes the value of a professional designation and awards Professional Tax Preparer Certification to those who successfully pass the final exam with a score of 90% or higher.

The program is comprised of the following 4 modules with their corresponding topics: 

  1. Module I establishing the Tax foundation
  2. Module II Becoming the 1040 Expert
  3. Module III Profitable Business Returns
  4. Module IV Building Your Successful Tax Practice 

A Lucrative Investment

Acquiring tax preparation skills not only affords you the opportunity to earn upwards of $100 per hour, but it exposes you to a limitless potential client base.  The fact that nearly every adult and business in the nation must report their tax liability on a yearly bases means that your tax preparation skills will be very appealing to a significant population.  And as your practice grows, so will your income.  Call Universal at 1-877-833-7908 to enroll now!


–.  “IRS Warns Financial Institutions of Scams Designed to Steal FATCA-Related Account Data.”  24 September 2014

Strategic Budgeting

cut-costsAs a financial professional you probably think you’ve got your budget under control.  You know numbers and watch your spending to ensure that you are managing your money well.  But unless you’re applying crucial budgeting strategies, you’re not using this valuable tool to its full advantage. 

Here are 5 tips that will help:

1. Ensure your budget aligns with your business strategy. This may seem obvious, but in the day-to-day tasks required in business management, strategy may be forgotten.  There are fires to put out, emergency expenses to pay, and last-minute purchases to make.  So unless you’re vigilantly monitoring your outflow, your strategy may be nickel and dimed into extinction.

If you don’t yet have a strategy, now is the time to develop one.  Does your business require more aggressive marketing techniques?  Are you attempting to grow your firm by hiring a support staff?  Or do you want to focus on retaining current clients?  Whatever your strategy, you should devise a budget that supports and sustains it.

2. Assess your Chart of Accounts. As a financial professional, you are likely familiar with the Chart of Accounts.  The Chart of Accounts enables you to set up categories that align with your management strategies.  It also enables you to establish a healthy balance between control and responsibility regarding business spending.

3. Establish accountability.  Anyone responsible for spending within your business needs to be accountable for their choices.  You may currently be the only person responsible.  However, it’s important that you acknowledge and assess your spending and then make any necessary changes.  You may determine that your budgetary items are best distributed among control areas like marketing, skills development, client retention, management, etc.  This may provide you with more control over outflow.

4. Regularly review your budget. Establishing a budget and then ensuring that it aligns with your business strategy is only part of this valuable process.  The true benefit of budgeting comes when you regularly review your budget with key players in your business.  In your review you can compare budgeted expenses with actual expenses and discuss discrepancies.  You can also talk with those responsible for various expenses and see how they might revise some of their spending choices.  This is also a good time to implement necessary changes and assess any changes implemented since your last budgetary review.

5. Revise as necessary.  A budget is not set in stone.  As mentioned in the previous tip, as you assess and review your progress it’s important that you make necessary changes.  In fact, that’s the beauty of budgeting.  As you monitor your income and outflow, you can make changes that will influence the future profitability of your business.

As a tax preprarer you may assume that you’ve been using this tool to its full advantage.  But if you haven’t been applying the above tips, you may be missing out of some of the best benefits of budgeting.

QuickBooks Made Profitable

Budgeting isn’t the only tool you can use to increase your business’s profitability.  Our program, QuickBooks Made Profitable, will teach you just how to use QuickBooks accounting software to attract and retain more clients.

Nearly 80% of small businesses use Intuit’s QuickBooks software.  While other programs may be useful, QuickBooks has definitely captured the small business market.  Mastering QuickBooks will not only enable you to better manage your budget and keep more efficient records, but it will also help you teach your clients how to use the software so that you can get the information you need which, making your job much easier.  This program will teach you how to leverage your time while saving clients money in taxes and helping them increase their profits.  What client wouldn’t be interested in that?  We’ll teach you how to use this valuable software package to generate more income!

Don’t wait to grow your business and experience the success your budget will certainly help you achieve.  There are countless potential clients out there in need of these specific services.  You can be the one to provide them.  Call Universal at 1-877-833-7908 to order QuickBooks Made Profitable today!


10-Point Startup Checklist

checklistIf you’ve been thinking about launching a startup, you should know the steps required to successfully get your business up and running.  Whether you plan to operate your practice full or part-time, it’s important that you have a plan. 

The following checklist will help you perform all the startup tasks in the proper order:

1. Name Your Business.  Recognize that naming your business is just the beginning of creating a brand for yourself.  Put some serious thought into your business name in order to best appeal to your target market.

2. Create a business plan.  Without a business plan you haven’t given yourself the opportunity to truly plan all the necessary details, building a foundation for your success.  Read up on how to create a successful business plan.

3. Create a marketing plan.  No matter how good you are at tax preparation, you still have to focus some of your energy on marketing; if you don’t do any marketing, you’ll have no one to do any tax preparation for. So what do you do? You create a marketing plan to go along with your business plan.

4. Determine your business entity.   There’s no one right or wrong answer when matching your business to the right business entity. Sometimes just a little knowledge can ensure that you make the best choice for you.

5.   Determine your business location.  The most important element in picking the right location is finding a place that will allow you to be productive and focus on your work.  If you’ve decided to lease an office, take the time to research an appropriate area. Is there a room in your house that could be dedicated to your new business?  Weigh the pros and cons and pick a place that works for your current situation and budget.

6. Make it legal.  It’s important to start your business off on the right foot.  File the proper papers and pay the required fees.  It’s also not a bad idea to consult with a lawyer to ensure you’re headed in not only right direction, but a law-abiding one. 

7. Open the necessary bank accounts.  Establishing business accounts will streamline your accounting processes.  In this, you avoid the hassle of trying to distinguish personal transactions from business transactions.

8. Organize your office.   Your office should provide you with a productive and favorable work environment.  Generally this means it should also be well organized and professional.  For more information on setting up your office, read our two-part series on office organization.

9. Launch a website.  One of the most inexpensive marketing tools available is your business website.  With minimal startup and maintenance costs you can develop a good website that will represent you well and increase your clientele.  It will also work 24/7 as a virtual receptionist, getting the word out about your business while you can actually work.  And if well developed, your business website will be more than an inexpensive marketing tool, but a good point of contact and an effort to further brand your business.

10. Spread the word and open your doors.  It’s important that you get the word out about your new practice.  When marketing your startup, make sure you use proven strategies that work for your unique target market. 

Improve Your Odds for Success

Most of your competitors don’t offer specialized small-business accounting services.  But after completing the Professional Bookkeeper (PB) program, you can!  Consider a training program that is catered to your needs and busy schedule—one that will enable you to earn a professional designation after just 60 hours of your valuable time.

When you enroll in the Professional Bookkeeper Program you receive to the following:

  • Flexible training you complete on your own schedule
  • Rich and engaging training DVDs you can view again and again
  • Hands-on instruction and practice sets through which you gain much-needed experience
  • Training in building and marketing your new practice
  • 6 months of valuable follow-up support
  • The opportunity to earn professional certification
  • Our iron-clad risk-free guarantee 

Expand your service offerings by enrolling in UAC’s valuable Professional Bookkeeper Program.  Call 1-877-833-7908 to enroll today!

The IRS Releases Educational Media

Annette officeIn attempts to better educate tax payers, the IRS has recently released a new video series on the IRS YouTube channel, featuring Commissioner John Koskinen discussing Affordable Care Act provisions that will impact 2014 tax returns: the premium tax credit and the individual shared responsibility provisions.

In one of the videos, Koskinen details how the premium tax credit can make health care more affordable for taxpayers with moderate incomes through the Health Insurance Marketplace. He explains, “You can get advance payments of the premium tax credit paid directly to the insurance company to lower your monthly premium, or you can apply for the premium tax credit when you file your tax return for 2014.”

Regarding the individual shared responsibility provision, Koskinen focuses on coverage requirements and exemptions as well as the shared responsibility payment.  He says, “For most people, filing their returns in the spring of 2015 is going to be fairly simple—with regard to this issue, and that is they’ll simply check a box indicating that they have qualifying insurance or they’ll indicate that they’re eligible for an exemption.  Otherwise, they’ll calculate their shared responsibility payment and add it to their tax return.”

In addition to these videos, the IRS plans to release even more about the Affordable Care Act, all of which can be accessed through the IRS Health Care video playlist.

Small Business Webinars for Tax Professionals

In efforts to increase education among small business owners, including the tax professionals who file their taxes, the IRS is also releasing webinars designed to help them prepare for the upcoming tax season.

The newest webinar entitled Business Use of Your Home, can be viewed today at 2pm eastern time; it focuses on how to determine whether one qualifies for the home office deduction.  Better Business through Better Records can be viewed on September 11th and 2014 Affordable Care Act Provisions for Individuals, Families and Small Businesses can be viewed on September 17th.

For more information, visit the official IRS website.

Universal Accounting Helps Tax Preparers Succeed

At Universal, we believe it’s important to prepare for the future, and we’re interested in seeing your future success as a tax preparer.  Our Professional Tax Preparer Program is designed to help professionals like you master tax preparation, becoming efficient in the completion of individual and business returns.  If you would like to learn more, visit Universal for a free video today!



IRS YouTube channel

–.  “New YouTube Videos Provide Tips on Health Care, Tax Returns.” 8 September 2014

–.  “Webinar Spotlights Home Office Deduction.” 8 September 2014

–.  “Webinars for Small Businesses.”

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