Marvin & Co. Blog

Accounting for Time in QuickBooks

Posted on: 9/3/15 by

Small businesses that sell products have to do a constant balancing act. Keep too much inventory on hand, and you're sitting on potential profits. If you don't order enough and you run out, your customers may go to a competitor. QuickBooks provides tools and reports that can help you manage this ongoing challenge.

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Startup Boot Camp

Posted on: 8/31/15 by Kevin P. O'Leary, CPA

Startup Boot Camp

Everything You Need to Know for Building a Successful Company

Are you looking to start a company or is your company within the first five years of operation? Then this boot camp is for you.

Registration is required: 

Eventbrite - Startup Boot Camp

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Surface Transportation Act of 2015: Tax Provisions Stopgap Highway Bill Includes New Tax Compliance

Posted on: 8/28/15 by James E. Amell, CPA

An eleventh-hour temporary extension of federal highway and transportation spending is partially paid for by new tax compliance requirements. The Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act of 2015 (H.R. 3236) was approved by the House, 385 to 34, on July 29, and the Senate on July 30.

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Start-Up Center: The Challenges of Hiring Your First Employee

Posted on: 8/28/15 by Kevin P. O'Leary, CPA

Your entrepreneurial efforts have paid off—your small business is booming and you have more work than you can handle alone. It’s time to hire your first employee. Before you even start your search for the ideal candidate, you should be aware of key state and federal compliance requirements that come with being an employer.

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Marvin and Company, P.C. Hires Four

Posted on: 8/26/15 by Kathleen E. Kirvin

What do a Siena Basketball Standout, Pastry Chef, Near-Scratch Golfer and Rock Climber have in common? They've all chosen a career with Marvin and Company, P.C.

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Can You Control Romance at Work?

Posted on: 8/26/15 by

The possibility of romantic entanglements with legal and business complications exists in virtually any workplace. And where there is smoke there is a chance of fire. It may be in your company’s best interests to keep feelings on a low simmer.

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Take Tax Credit for Making History

Posted on: 8/26/15 by Kevin J. McCoy, CPA, CFF

A real estate owner may be contemplating the renovation of an older building in a historic part of town or a place that otherwise has historical implications. Fortunately, the federal tax law provides some incentives. 

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Weighing In on Hardship Distributions

Posted on: 8/26/15 by Alan W. Clink, CPA

If you have been able to build up a sizable fund in a 401(k) or other qualified retirement plan, you have a good head start on a nest egg for retirement. Sometimes, however, extenuating circumstances may force you to tap into your account prematurely. Specifically, you might apply for a “hardship distribution” when the plan permits it. Although you may decide this is your best option, consider all the implications.

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Marvin University - Business and Personal Income Tax Planning Webinar 8/19

Posted on: 7/31/15 by Thomas W. Donovan, CPA

A webinar designed for business owners and executives and individuals that are paying too much income tax will be presented on Wednesday, August 19 from noon to 1 p.m.  Click here to register.

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Be On The Lookout: QuickBooks Phishing Scam

Posted on: 7/29/15 by Kathleen E. Kirvin

We are seeing a lot of email phishing right now - where scammers send real-looking (but fake) email in an attempt to lure your personal information. Fraudsters are using the Intuit and TurboTax brands to steal your identity, get your personal information and in some cases file fake tax returns in your name. 

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