Hey You ... Welcome to The Bookkeeper's Blog! Join me as I blog on good bookkeeping practices for work from home bookkeepers and business owners who do their own books.
Here is where you have the opportunity to easily keep up-to-date on new or updated blog pages being posted to the Bookkeeping Essentials web site.
It is my sincere hope that you will learn good bookkeeping practices that help you manage your business finances easily and more efficiently.
To your success! … and, of course, thank you to the readers and viewers of my blog.
This picture is from my day trip to Stuart Lake in 2009. Doesn't looking at this picture just make you want to exhale ... it's okay you're allowed.
Life was very good at Rainbow's End (my lake property) ... all sixteen years. I've moved and downsized now ... and am on to new adventures ... although I still miss living at the lake some days. Being creative about solving the problems life throws at you is a necessity. The way to reach your goal is not always a straight line.
Small business accounting and bookkeeping checklist ... how to package your recordkeeping information for your bookkeeper and/or accountant ... ensuring your year end will go as smoothly as possible.
How to perform monthend bookkeeping tasks manual. 21 simple steps for work from home business owners who manage their own set of books. You can have accurate and timely internal financial statements.
Canadian minimum wage rates and links to provincial and territorial employment standards - good for backwork; hours of work compliance; unclaimed/uncashed pay cheques
Gathering your bookkeeping documents in one place is easy with QBO - LedgerDocs workflow integration … making collaboration with your bookkeeper a breeze.
Canadian tax compliance due dates updated monthly. Also notes and references for 2016/2017 tax season deadlines, GST/HST, payroll source deductions, T4 and T4A information returns, WCB.
Why it is important to continually perfect your online accounting workflow process and how to go about it ... also eCommerce workflow tips and choosing the apps that are right for you.
CRA and IRS interest rates for corporate loans to shareholders, installment sales, under and over payment of taxes
I'm helping to clean up the balance sheet of a small non-profit. The Paypal bank account has never been reconciled (!) and is about $10,000 off (!!!) showing
What will your New Year's resolution be? If you're like most small business owners, your New Year's resolution will likely have something to do with
CRA news to help Canadian business owners doing their own bookkeeping keep abreast of relevant changes and announcements. You can stop worrying now whether you are up-to-date with government updates!
Compliance tax rates that would be of interest to Canadian small business owners and bookkeepers who work from home.
REVISED AND EXPANDED online freelance bookkeeping training. Learn to automate your accounting workflow. LAST CHANCE to purchase this program before the price increases mid-year.
2018 CPP rates released in November 1, 2017. 2018 EI rates released Sep. 20, 2017. Find current Canadian payroll tax rates and tips ... so you can meet your payroll compliance obligations.
There is nothing worse than being in the middle of an audit with the CRA or IRS and not having your paperless statements or bills you need because you didn't download the information!
When I submitted my GST/HST return, the government re-assessed it and ended up giving me $1.22 in Refund Interest. The way I accounted for it in my bookkeeping
What is the best account to record late filing penalties in or should there be an account designated specifically to this? I usually create a sub
Updated monthly. Canadian tax filing deadlines and due dates for GST/HST, PST, payroll source deductions, T4 and T4A information returns, WCB, business income tax returns.
Automate sending and receiving payments online with a Plooto workflow. Seamlessly integrates with QBO. Dual stage authorization with no monthly fees.
How can I adjust our health insurance expense in the current month for problems in the past? Past bills dated in a certain month were entered as the 1st
Do you want a QBO - PayPal data sync? There are three ways to import your PayPal transactions into QBO. Determine what option is best for you. Plus I share a low-tech method as well.
Loans to shareholders, part 2 of The Bookkeeper's Notes on Canadian corporate bookkeeping and income tax for a CCPC. Includes owner manager remuneration.
Marnie Stretch, CPB shows you a simple and effective way to handle a debit card refund in QuickBooks Desktop and QuickBooks Online.
I am really at lost regarding the booking my foreign exchange transactions & conversions, and need your help! Here is my situation: Our books are in CAD
Have you failed to file a tax return ... or the return you filed wasn't accurate? CRA's Voluntary Disclosure Program saves you from an audit and criminal investigation.